Anna Danik

Dramatic mezzo-soprano

Russian born Finnish mezzo-soprano Anna Danik graduated in 2007 from the soloist class of Royal Danish Academy of Music where she studied under the supervision of professor Kirsten Buhl-Möller, and from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland.

Danik started her career in 2006 as a Jugendlich-dramatic soprano; she sang a variety of important roles at the Finnish National Opera, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Rialto Theatre Copenhagen, Turku Music Festival, Berwaldhallen Festival among others. She appeared with famous conductors including Hannu Lintu, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leif Segerstam, Howard Arman, John Storgårds.

In 2012 Ms. Danik switched to mezzo-soprano and quickly grew into more dramatic parts. Her 2014 debut as Eboli in Don Carlos at the Opera Chemnitz was received with enthusiasm among critics and public. In addition to opera Anna Danik also focuses on concert performances - both in traditional and contemporary repertoire. Recently she has sang Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder with Turku Philharmonic under the baton of Leif Segerstam and gave her China debut by singing Mahler’s Rückert Lieder in Beijing.

In season 2016 Anna Danik made her debut as Wellgunde in Rheingold and Götterdämmerung and Schwertleite in the Die Walküre under the baton of Daniel Barenboim at the State Opera Berlin, and covered the role of Klytämnestra in Elektra , in Patrice Chéreau production both in Berlin and Helsinki.

Winter 2017, another successful debut- the part of Luonnotar, in the world premiere of opera Die Kalewainen in Pohjola by Müller-Berghaus in Turku.

Anna Danik’s first Amneris in Aida in the big open air spectacle of Theater Ulm in Germany got amazing critics: "Die Finnin Anna Danik verleiht der Zerrissenheit der Amneris so packenden Ausdruck, dass man als Zuhörer schnell den Böse-Königin -Fummel vergisst. Anna Danik als Amneris ist großartig." Woman in Sallinen’s Horseman celebrating production Finland 100 years in Pori was a big success.

In season 18/19 Anna Danik will perform in both Italian and German repertoire: Emilia (Othello) Verdi in Savonlinna Opera Festival and in Bolshoi Theather, Klytämnestra (Elektra) in Badisches Staadstheater Karlsruhe, and covering Klytämnestra in Teatro alla Scala, Milano, Amneris in Finnish National Opera, Beethoven 9th Symphony, and Stravinsky Les Noces mezzo parts, and Margret in Wozzeck, Finnish National Opera, Helsinki.