Upcoming Shows

fridays this summer @ 10:30PM
7/24, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 9/11, &9/18
circuit team: elaine
the circuit @ Magnet theater
22 w 32nd st, 10th floor
October 9, 2015 @ 8:00PM
musical improv level 2 graduation show
magnet theater training center
22 w 32nd st, 10th floor
october 28, 2015 @ 7PM
solo quartet:Bernstein's chichester psalms
sacred music in a sacred space
St. ignatius-loyola (k. scott warren, con.)
december 13 & 30, 2015 @ 3PM
chorus: sing we noel xmas concert
sacred music in a sacred space
st. ignatius-loyola (k. scott warren, con.)
February 14, 2016 @ 3PM
soprano soloist in Mahler's symphony no. 4
march 16, 2016 @ 7pm
Chorus: passion-stabat mater
may 11, 2016 @ 7PM
Chorus: psalms, hymns, & spiritual songs

Recent Shows

june 2-7, 2015
mendelssohn's a midsummer night's dream
new york city ballet
lincoln center
may 2015
chorus: bach's b minor mass
April 2015
fox in the cunning little vixen (scenes)
encanta collective
All SaintS church
march 2015
soprano soloist in brahms' requiem
fapc chamber choir (w/ ryan jackson)
fifth ave presbyterian church
chorus: passion–sacrifice, & surrender
sacred music in a sacred space
st. ignatius-loyola (w/ k. scott warren)
'DOVE DUO & FRIENDS (ravel, previn, tavener)
Hunter College, ida k. lang recital hall
Brooklyn College Conservatory of music
Choral World Premieres
Musica Sacra (w/ Kent Tritle)
cathedral of St. John the Divine
january 2015
chorus: verdi's requiem
new york philharmonic (w/ alan gilbert)
december 2014
chorus: ligeti's requiem
american symphony orchestra (w/ leon botstein)
november 2014
chorus: ravel's daphnis et chloé
san francisco symphony (w/ michael tilson thomas)
song recital w/ nana shi, piano
world premiere: sproul's october
elebash recital hall
october 2014
chorus: pärt's te deum (w/ kent tritle)
cathedral of st john the divine
chorus: mozart's great mass
august 2014
cabaret debut w/ kat guthrie
don't tell mama NYC
check out one of my favorite songs here

Danya Katok, originally from State College, PA, is a vibrant soprano whose shimmering vocal quality, keen musicianship, and compelling stage presence have led her to burst onto the contemporary classical music scene. She made her New York City Opera debut in April 2011 as Max in Oliver Knussen's Where the Wild Things Are, a role for which she was praised by The New York Times as being “superb” and “appealing.”  In 2010, she appeared as a soloist with The Boston Pops under the baton of Keith Lockhart in “An Evening of Cole Porter” alongside Broadway legend Kelli O'Hara. Other highlights include Soprano Soloist in Brahms' Requiem with Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Chamber Choir, Soprano Soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble and including Judy in Lee Hoiby’s This is the rill speaking with Chelsea Opera.

Always eager to perform 20th and 21st century music, Danya has been involved with many new works and premieres, including Soprano Soloist in Knussen's Requiem: Songs for Sue with Tanglewood Music Center, Soprano Soloist in the world premiere of Stuart Paul Duncan's Lament with Cornell's Festival Chamber Orchestra, Arlen Specter in Melissa Dunphy's Gonzales Cantata at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Soprano Soloist in the East coast premiere of James Sproul's Dream Cycle on poems of Emily Dickinson, Dora Bauer in Melissa Shiflett's Dora at the Baltimore Theatre Project, and Soprano Soloist in Michael Strauss' oratorio Sasafrass Dawn with members of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony.  Other theatrical credits include Governess in The Turn of the Screw with Peabody Opera Theatre, Adele in Die Fledermaus with New York Lyric Opera Theatre, and the title role in Little Red Riding Hood with Crested Butte Music Festival.  Thoroughly comfortable as a cross-over performer, some of Danya’s musical theatre credits include Anne/Mae (u.s.) in the world premiere of O Night Divine at the York Theatre (Off-Broadway), Anna (u.s.) in The King & I, and Anne Egerman in scenes from A Little Night Music, both with Ash Lawn Opera Festival.  Last summer, she performed as a jazz singer with Mark Morris Dance Group at Jacob Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires.  She has since performed with MMDG twice more, as Commère in Four Saints in Three Acts at Brooklyn Academy of Music and as a soloist in The Muir, set to Beethoven folksong arrangements.

Danya is a sought-after ensemble member in New York City and has sung with some of the city's most prestigious choirs, including Musica Sacra, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Temple Emanu-El, Church of St Ignatius Loyola, Bard Festival Chorale, Choir of St Luke's in the Field, and New York Choral Artists; with orchestras including New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, and San Francisco Symphony; and with some of the world's most renown conductors, including Alan Gilbert, Michael Tilson Thomas, Bernard Haitink, Franz Welser-Möst, Bernard Labadie, Kent Tritle, and K. Scott Warren.  She has also appeared on several choral recordings, including the soundtrack to Paramount Picture's Noah, Musica Sacra's Choral Works of Robert Paterson, and Essential Voices USA's Cherished Moments and Celebrating the American Spirit. 

Danya has been the recipient of numerous prizes in competitions, including Finalist in Astral Artists' 2014 National Auditions, Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan National Council Auditions (Mid-Atlantic Region), Winner of the Grace B. Jackson Prize from the Tanglewood Music Center, Finalist in the 2nd Annual Teaneck Opera Competition, Winner of the Baltimore Music Club Vocal Competition (Senior Division), Finalist in the Vocal Arts Society Art Song Discovery Series Auditions (Washington D.C.), Winner of the Phyllis Bryn-Julson Prize for Commitment to and Performance of 20th/21st Century Music, Finalist in the Civic Morning Musicals Competition for Voice (Syracuse, NY), and Winner of the Ernst Bacon Prize for Best Performance of an American Art Song (Syracuse, NY).  Danya was a two-time Fellow at Tanglewood Music Center, a Young Artist at Ash Lawn Opera Festival and Crested Butte Music Festival, and the first New Voices in American Song Fellow at SongFest.  She graduated from Penn State University in 2007 with degrees in Music and Sociology and then went on to earn her Master of Music at Peabody Conservatory where she studied with Ah Hong.

"My simple request" by joey contreras w/ david john madore on piano @ don't tell mama NYC
music in midtown w/ nana shi, piano
lucy's aria from menotti's the telephone w/ bradley lassiter, baritone and nana shi, piano
"an evening of cole porter" with the boston pops at symphony hall (w/ keith lockhart)
"good morning midnight" by previn w/ nana shi, piano
max in knussen's where the wild things are with new york city opera (above) and tanglewood music center (below)