Canadian-Bulgaria mezzo-soprano Adanya Dunn (she/her) makes her American debut as Hermia in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Santa Fe Opera in the summer of 2021.
Adanya is an alumna of the University of Toronto, Bard College Conservatory, and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Performance highlights include: Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Sesto (La clemenza di Tito), Berio’s Sequenza III, and concerts at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, Het Concertgebouw, and Dutch National Opera. She is a recipient of the 2021 Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award, the 2020 Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant winner, Eastern District Winner MONC 2020, and a three-time grant recipient Canada Council for the Arts.
In August 2020, Adanya founded Red Light Arts & Culture in Amsterdam, a not-for-profit foundation that connects local entrepreneurs, professional musicians and artists, and site-specific locations, promoting and adding to the rich cultural diversity of the Red Light District. For this project, she was a winner of the Music Academy of the West’s Alumni Enterprise Award. Adanya is currently collaborating with other interdisciplinary artists who are also part of the LGBTQAI+ community, on their bringing these stories and voices into classical music experiences in innovative ways. In April 2022, Adanya sings Mozart’s Requiem with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in Paris and Aix-en-Provence conducted by Barbara Hannigan.
EQ CONCERTS 2021/22
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France