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Then there is director Dana Fradkin. The Music Shop is a deliberate trifle, three-quarters of an hour of silliness and, perhaps most importantly, very cleverly paced. Director Dana Fradkin’s active staging was apt and amusing."

- The Vancouver Sun 

Dana Fradkin made her opera debut as a clown in La Boheme with the Canadian Opera Company and was an acrobat in their 2015 production of Die Walküre directed by Atom Egoyan. Most recently she directed The Fall Chamber Operaat the Glenn Gould School. Other directing credits include;The Music Shop (Vancouver Opera), Little Women, Community Creation and Women Wisdom and Wit (Wilfrid Laurier University) Hansel and Gretel (the University of Ottawa) and was revival director for Brundibár (Canadian Children’s Opera Company). She was assistant director for The Flying Dutchman (Canadian Opera Company), Carmen; Up Close and Personal (Vancouver Opera), February and Powder her Face (Opera on the Avalon), No One’s Safe (Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity), The Magic Flute and Die Fledermaus (Glenn Gould School) and A Little Too Cozy and Messiah (Against the Grain Theatre).


Dana is a graduate of the Opera Director Residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program at the Vancouver Opera.

Upcoming, Dana is directing the Canadian premiere of Bernstein's Mass at Chorus Niagara in St. Catherine's.



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