Danielle Edwards, soprano, hails from the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. She recently completed her Master of Music degree in Voice and Pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD, where she studied with Steven Rainbolt. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College. She has been singing since the age of 7, and has sung a variety of styles, including church music, popular songs, and musical theatre, though she now specializes in classical music. She has performed roles and scenes from several operas, including Sandrina/Violante in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera, Semele in Handel’s Semele, Antonia in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffman, Zdenka in Strauss’ Arabella, Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Konstanze in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and Pousette in Massenet’s Manon. On the concert stage, she has been the soprano soloist in works such as Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, Amy Beach’s Grand Mass in Eb, and new works including Libby Larsen’s Mass of the Earth.