Soprano Lydia Dahling is an emerging singer known for her dynamic and intimate performances and her wide range of vocal colors. This season she sings Melinda in selections from the Hungarian masterpiece Bánk bán and Proserpina in Caccini's Euridice with The Cantanti Project. Last season, she sang Dorinda (Orlando) and the title role of Dido and Aeneas, and joined the Academy of Sacred Drama as Obbedienza in the North American premier of Bassani's 1689 oratorio Giona.
In the 2015-2016 season, she made her role debut as Pamina in The Magic Flute. She also joined The Cantanti Project as Ophelia in excerpts from Hamlet and was a cover study of the title role in their production of Alcina.
Her interpretation of Zerlina (Don Giovanni) with Mannes Opera was called “sweet voiced” by Opera News. Other credits include Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) with Sugar Creek Opera, where she was a Danis Wilson Apprentice Artist, and the Voice from Heaven (Don Carlo) with Vocal Productions NYC. Also a performer of chamber music, she has performed works such as Shostakovich's Seven Romances by Aleksandr Blok, Berg's Sieben frühe Lieder, and a world premier by Dorian Wallace with Tenth Intervention, a new music consortium based in New York City.
Dahling holds degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Mannes College The New School for Music, and also studied French song with Michel Sénéchal. A native of Indiana, she currently resides in New York City.