Soprano Jean Danton’s artistry has led to acclaimed performances throughout the United States in oratorio, opera, recitals, musical theatre, and as a soloist with symphony orchestras. She has appeared with renowned conductors including Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra, Christopher Hogwood and John Finney and the Handel and Haydn Society, Helmuth Rilling and the Oregon Bach Festival, and Martin Pearlman and Boston Baroque. Ms. Danton has performed at many prestigious festivals including the Carmel Bach Festival, Winter Park Bach Festival, Breckenridge Music Festival, N.Y. Bach Aria Festival and Associazione Culturale in Italy. Ms. Danton made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Masterwork Chorus and her Lincoln Center debut at Avery Fisher Hall with the National Chorale, in both instances performing Handel's Messiah. Her numerous concert appearances include the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Nashua Symphony Orchestra, Heritage Chorale, North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus North Shore, Masterworks Chorale, Brockton Symphony, Providence Singers, R.I. Civic Chorale and Orchestra, Salisbury Singers, Cantata Singers, and the North Carolina Symphony.
As a recording artist, Ms. Danton has several albums on the Albany Records and Newport Classic labels, ranging from classical, contemporary, chamber music to musical theatre. Other recordings include New England Light Opera’s world premiere operetta recording of Yes, Yes Jeanette! New releases include albums, A Change in Me with Albany Records, Love Took Me Softly by the Hand-The Poetry and Songs of Mount Auburn, and the single, Time to Say Goodbye. Her film credits include vocals for PBS documentaries The Nobel Legacy, Apollo 13-To the Edge and Back, American Experiences: Stephen Foster, Mary Magdalen for Lifetime, and Oregon Public Broadcasting. For more information on her recordings and concert engagements, please visit www.jeandanton.com.
Ms. Danton's operatic performances include roles with Boston Baroque, Greater Buffalo Opera, Cambridge Opera, Brown Bag Opera, and Cambridge Community Chorus. Her roles range from Dido in Dido and Aeneas to Polly in Weill’s The Threepenny Opera (American Repertory Theatre) and Quiteria in the U.S. premiere of Don Quixote (Boston Classical Orchestra). She has appeared with Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Opera Theatre and the Boston Early Music Festival. She is a favorite soloist for Pops concerts and musical theatre appearing with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Hillyer Festival Orchestra, North Shore Music Theatre, American Classics, and New England Light Opera. Her versatility also extends to jazz, including concerts with the Orchestra at Indian Hill and with the Rusty Scott Quartet at the historic Mishler Theatre, in PA.
An acclaimed recitalist, Ms. Danton has performed on the N.Y. Trinity Church Concert Series in N.Y.C. and the Twentieth Century Music Series at the N.Y. Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. She has performed at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Festival, Yale Center for British Art, Meeting House Chamber Music Festival, Firebrand Chamber Music Series, and the Mount Auburn Concert Series for the Friends of Mount Auburn. She has premiered works by Leonardo Ciampa, Sharon Davis, Carson Cooman, Thomas Stumpf, William Moylan, Delvyn Case, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and Thomas Oboe Lee.
B.M. in voice performance, B.F.A. in musical theatre (SUNY Fredonia); M.M. with honors in opera performance (Hartt School); faculty, Boston College and Eastern Nazarene College.