Caribbean-American mezzo-soprano Danielle Perrault has been praised for her “rich and stunning voice” and “great expressive power”. Comfortable in a wide range of repertoire, her recent operatic roles include Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Kate in The Pirates of Penzance, Flora in La Traviata, Ruggiero in Alcina, and Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti. Partial roles performed include the title role in Carmen and the Third Lady in The Magic Flute. In 2015, she performed solo operatic excerpts with the San Diego Symphony. Danielle has also performed in the opera choruses of the San Diego Opera, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and the Eutiner Oper Festspiele in Germany.
Equally at home on the concert stage, her solo oratorio appearances include Beethoven’s Mass in C, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Missa Cellensis, Handel’s Messiah, and the modern world premier of Manuel Garcia’s Mass in D Major in Spain. Locally, she has appeared in concert with the San Diego City Opera, San Diego Master Chorale, San Diego Symphony, SACRA/PROFANA, Bodhi Tree Concerts, and the Village Community Chorale.
Initially trained as a dancer, Danielle began her musical career in the theater, and continues to be an avid performer of musical theater. Her musical theater roles performed include Mary Magdalene in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, Sarah in Ragtime, Woman 2 in Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World, the Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol, Cinderella's Mother in Into the Woods, and the mezzo soloist in Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill.
Danielle holds a Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of Kansas, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from California State University San Bernardino. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Simpson University.