Jean Danton

2013 Feb Jean Danton

Soprano, Jean Danton has appeared throughout the United States on the opera, musical theatre, and concert stage, in oratorios, and as a soloist with symphony orchestras. She has performed under renowned conductors Christopher Hogwood, Helmuth Rilling, Martin Pearlman, Bruce Hangen, John Finney, and Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra.  Ms. Danton made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Masterwork Chorus, and her Lincoln Center debut at Avery Fisher Hall with the National Chorale, performing Handel’s Messiah. Ms. Danton’s performance highlights include the Carmel Bach Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Nashua Symphony Orchestra, Colorado’s Breckenridge Music Festival, North Carolina Symphony, and Associazione Culturale in Italy. New England performances include the Assabet Valley Mastersingers with Robert Eaton, Cantata Singers, Masterworks Chorale, Salisbury Singers, Brockton Symphony, Chorus North Shore, Providence Singers, Heritage Chorale, Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, Chorus of Westerly, and the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra.

Ms. Danton’s stage performances include roles with Boston Baroque, Greater Buffalo Opera, American Repertory Theatre, Boston Classical Orchestra, Brown Bag Opera, and New England Light Opera. She has also appeared with Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Camerata, Boston Opera Theatre, and the Boston Early Music Festival.  She is often a soloist for Pops and Musical Theatre concerts, appearing with the Boston Pops Orchestra, North Shore Music Theatre, Hillyer Festival Orchestra, North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, and American Classics. A strong promoter of contemporary music, she has premiered works by Carson Cooman, Leonardo Ciampa, William Moylan, Sharon Davis, Thomas Stumpf, Delvyn Case and Aleksandra Vrebalov. Her versatility also extends to jazz, including concerts with the Orchestra at Indian Hill, and with the Rusty Scott Quartet.

Ms. Danton has performed on several prestigious chamber music festivals including the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Festival, and the Firebrand Chamber Music Series. As a recitalist, she has performed across the country including the N.Y.C. Trinity Church Concert Series, Carmel Bach Festival, Twentieth Century Music Series at the N.Y. Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, and the Longfellow House Gala with Keith Lockhart as pianist.

Ms. Danton has several solo albums on Albany Records, Newport Classic, CDBaby, iTunes, and with New England Light Opera (Jeanette in the world premiere of Yes, Yes! Jeanette!). Her newest albums include Albany Record’s, A Change in Me, and Love Took Me Softly by the Hand-Music and Poetry of Mount Auburn.  Ms. Danton’s television credits include vocals for documentaries on PBS and Lifetime. For more on her recordings and upcoming engagements, please visit www.jeandanton.com and www.facebook.com/JeanDantonSoprano