Third Place: $4,500 Myrle F. Hoffman Memorial Award
Dawna Rae Warren 26, Soprano
Dawna Rae Warren, Soprano
Currently, Dawna Rae is based in Boulder, Colorado where she is an Artist Diploma student at CU Boulder. She obtained her Master’s Degree at the University of Kentucky and her Bachelor’s Degree at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. American Coloratura Soprano, Dawna Rae Warren has established herself as an incredibly versatile performer. She brings a knack for captivating storytelling and musical sensitivity to her all of her repertoire: Opera, Baroque Music, Jazz, and Golden Age Musical Theater. Her most recent engagements have been in leading roles with Eklund Opera, the University of Kentucky Opera Theater, the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia, The In Series: Opera and More!, Resonanz Opera, Blooming Voce Summer Opera Workshop, and the Toronto Summer Opera Workshop.