Biography

Aimée Daniel was born in beautiful South Wales and began her life as a young singer under the guidance of Odette Jones.

At the age of 17, Aimée performed her first opera with the Welsh National Youth Opera, The Sleeper by Stephen Deazley and hasn't looked back since.

Her passion for opera lead her to study at one of the UK's top music Conservatoires, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where she gained a first class honours degree in Vocal and Operatic Performance, studying with the highly respected mezzo-soprano, Christine Cairns.

 


Aimée then completed her Mmus in Music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2019. She is currently in her final year at the prestigious the David Seligman Opera School in Cardiff (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama), studying with renowned mezzo-soprano, Anne Mason.

Since graduating from her undergrad, Aimée has worked with many independent opera companies throughout the UK, including The Welsh National OperaBeechwood Opera, Forbear! Theatre Company, Lunchbreak Opera and Blackbird Opera Company.

Aimée's has worked with the Welsh National Opera as a freelance musician on many professional engagements including Dead Man WalkingY Pelydrau (their most recent welsh language commissioned work, Hedd Wyn, by Stephen McNeff), and one of eight semi-chorus in Gair ar Gnawd by Pwyll ap Sion, another Welsh language opera.

She has also worked with WNO on an outreach basis, by conducting workshops in schools across South Wales, introducing the younger generation to opera.

No stranger to the recital platform, over the years Aimée has also performed  as a soloist which repertoire included English and Welsh song, with a particular fondness for French song and German Lieder.

She was also a finalist in the Mario Lanza Opera Prize (2016), winner of the Valetta Lacopi Memorial Prize (2019) and winner of the Adelina Pattti bel canto aria prize (2020).

 

Aimée has worked with many celebrated directors, including, Tim Murray, Alessandro Talevi, Martin Constantine, Jamie Hayes, Michael Barry, Polly Graham, Michael Gileta, Angharad Lee, and conductors, Carlo Rizzi, Karen Kamensek, Paul Wingfield, David Jones, Alice Farnham, Pete Harris, Janet Haney, Jenny Pearson, to name only a few.

She has performed for many acclaimed events, including the London Tête á Tête Opera Festival; National Gilbert and Sullivan Festival; the Olympic flame Ceremony in Swansea; and a tour in the Czech Republic, and has also performed in some of Wales’ most renowned concert venues such as the Wales Millennium Centre; St David’s Hall Cardiff; and Brangwyn Hall, Swansea.

 

Aimée is a former member of the BBC National Chorus of Wales and Welsh Chamber Choir/Cor Siambr Cymreig.

For full information on her previous opera and performance experience please click here or visit the repertoire tab at the top of the page.

 

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