[Regina Daniel as] Her Majesty the Queen of the Night is imposing, … an elegant villainess who superbly handles the famous, very difficult, showy coloratura fireworks in the big aria.
Possessing a voice of power, beauty, clarity and extreme agility, Australian Dramatic Coloratura Soprano Regina Daniel is one of the leading interpreters of some of the most demanding roles in the repertoire. She has performed her signature role Die Königin der Nacht to acclaim in several productions internationally, including regularly with Opera Australia, and in China with Australian International Productions.
Regina Daniel’s superb musicianship and technical prowess make her at home with formidable roles such as Zerbinetta, Lulu, Gepopo in La Grand Macabre (Ligeti) and the Maid in Powder Her Face (Adès). Her other performed roles include Queen of the Night, First Lady, and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte); Amina in (La Sonnambula); Marguerite (Faust – Gounod); Angelique (Angelique - Ibert); Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus); Berenice (L’occasione fa il ladro - Rossini); Giulia (La scala di seta); Belinda (Dido and Aeneas – Purcell); Zerlina (Don Giovanni); Yum-Yum (The Mikado); Lola (Gallantry – Moore); Olimpia (Prima Donna – Arthur Benjamin). Regina is also an experienced Oratorio singer, frequently performing the soprano solos Carmina Burana and Handel’s Messiah. She has appeared as a soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, and has also performed for live broadcasts with ABC Classic FM, Fine Music FM, and 4MBS FM.
Regina studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Opera Studio, before joining Pacific Opera as a Young Artist. She attended the Lisa Gasteen National Opera Studio in 2012 and 2013 on full scholarship.
In 2014, Regina was the recipient of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Award from the Australian Opera Awards Committee. She won the National Aria Competition in 2012, and was a finalist in the McDonald's Operatic Aria Competition. She was runner-up in the German Australian Opera Grant in 2013, and was a finalist in 2016.
Ms Daniel currently resides in Berlin, Germany.