Photo of Daune Mahy
  • Professor of Voice


  • BM, Westminster College
  • MM, Westminster College
  • DM, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1978


Daune Mahy has appeared frequently with opera companies and orchestras across the United States, including the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony, the Rome Festival Orchestra, the Opus One Chamber Orchestra, the Louisville Bach Society, the St. Louis Municipal Opera, the Akron Symphony, Opera Omaha, the Kentucky Opera Association, the Nebraska Opera Ensemble, the Nebraska Sinfonia, the Toledo Choral Arts Society, the Nebraska Choral Arts Society, the Trinity Chamber Orchestra, the Stephen Foster Drama Association, and the Kenley Players.

Mahy made her New York debut recital at Merkin Hall and has also appeared at Carnegie Recital Hall and Weill Recital Hall. The soprano has presented recitals in Germany, Spain (a three-week tour of conservatories in Andalusia), and Italy. She was the soprano soloist in a nationally syndicated radio broadcast of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, marking the 20th anniversary of that work’s first performance.

Mahy holds BM and MM degrees from Westminster Choir College and a DM from Indiana University. She has had additional training at the Hamburg Hochschule f. Musik (Germany), Academie d’Été (France), Musik Seminar (Weimar), Centro Studi (Italy), and the Institut de Linguistique et Phonétique at the Sorbonne (Paris). Her teachers include Vera Rozsa, Zinka Milanov, Margaret Harshaw, Gianna D’Angelo, Richard Miller, and Helen Hodam. Coaches include Walter Bricht, Dalton Baldwin, John Wustman, H. Schmnidt-Bolinger, Carlo Morganti, Giuseppe Giardina, and Robin Bowman.

Mahy’s students have won the Metropolitan Opera National Auditions and have taken positions with the Met Young Artists Program and the Chicago Lyric Young Artist Program. Her students have been selected to participate in summer programs such as the Merola Program, Santa Fe, St. Louis, Wolf Trap, and Chautauqua. In addition, she has students singing at the Glyndebourne Festival, the Toronto Opera, the Glimmerglass San Francisco Opera, the Washington Opera, the Los Angles Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, New York City Opera, and many regional theaters in the United States.


Sydney's Opera Home

March 25, 2015
Oberlin Conservatory graduate Sydney Mancasola ’11 earns a warm welcome to the career of her dreams.