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Lauren Dasappa

By September 15, 2016November 1st, 2016Uncategorized

Durban born soprano, Lauren Dasappa is a dynamic and committed musical artist exhibiting expressive music-making that deeply touches the emotions of audiences, connecting with people from all walks of life.

Dasappa has performed numerous operatic roles including acclaimed performances as Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte,  Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Despina (Cosi fan tutte) and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) – Mozart – Da Ponte trilogy and Gretel in Humperdick’s “Hansel and Gretel”. She has in addition to this performed many oratorio and Baroque works which allowed her the opportunity of touring with Baroque orchestra, Baroque 2000.

Dasappa maintains an extensive concert repertoire of standard and modern works and is profoundly supportive of the revival of the art song recital. Lauren appears frequently with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and hence has performed at major international in addition to numerous nationwide events.

Dasappa’s voice, although classically trained, is not limited to classical music, as she has extended herself to lighter works, winning a Theatre award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the Fairy Godmother in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. She has similarly excelled in popular music and was awarded an international recording contract with Universal Studios as an undergrad.

Dasappa conducts vocal workshops, coaches vocal ensembles and soloists for major productions. Her deep dedication to her musical career both when she takes to the stage and to her students, is reflected and reciprocally amplified by her performances and the immense results achieved from her students at Stellenbosch University’s music department, where she currently lectures in Classical Voice.

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