Praised by Opera News for her "striking dark timbre" and "expansive, sumptuous" performances, mezzo-soprano Daryl Freedman is in her final season as a member of the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.
At Washington National Opera, Ms. Freedman will sing the role of Jade Boucher in Dead Man Walking and also Marcellina in the Emerging Artists performance of Le nozze di Figaro. She has also been seen at WNO as Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel, Lili'uokalani in the world premiere of Better Gods, and as Rossweisse in Francesca Zambello’s production of Der Ring des Nibelungen. She returned to Sarasota Opera to sing Amelfa in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Le coq d’or and was an Apprentice Artist at Santa Fe Opera, where she covered the role of Herodias in Salome. She appeared at Carnegie Hall debut singing Handel's Messiah with the Cecilia Chorus of New York and her Wagnerian role debut as Mary in Der fliegende Holländer with Sarasota Opera, where she also covered Azucena in Il trovatore. She was also seen at Santa Fe Opera as a first-year apprentice covering the roles of Fraulein Krone in The Impresario and Death in Le Rossignol.
Recent seasons have included Zotico in Cavalli's Eliogabalo with Gotham Chamber Opera, Mozart’s Requiem with the Florida Orchestra, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro with the Merola Opera Program, Ascalax in Telemann's Orpheus with New York City Opera, and both Federica in Luisa Miller and Third Lady in The Magic Flute with Chautauqua Opera. Additional engagements have included Alisa in Lucia di Lamermoor with Sarasota Opera, and covering Ruth in the world premiere production of Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters at both Gotham Chamber Opera and Opera Company of Philadelphia. She performed Alan Smith's Vignettes: Covered Wagon Woman and covered Baba the Turk in The Rake's Progress with Music Academy of the West, and has sung with Central City Opera and the Caramoor Festival.