Native Hawaiian soprano Tasha Hokuao Koontz has been recognized by Parterre Box for her “sumptuous, gleaming lyric instrument” and by Opera Wire for her “secure silvery high notes” for her performances with Chicago Symphony Orchestra as the High Priestess in Aïda in 2019. In San Diego Opera’s 2021 concert One Amazing Night “Soprano Tasha Koontz wowed with a knockout performance of “Dieu quel frisson” from Gounod’s opera, “Romeo et Juliette,” (San Diego Union Tribune). Upcoming engagements include appearances with Mainly Mozart Festival, San Diego Opera, Camarada, the FF Collective, and the Helena Symphony. Ms. Koontz recently represented San Diego Opera in Ascension, a site specific, two woman show at the WOW Festival held by the La Jolla Playhouse. Ms.Koontz also sang the role of Donna Anna in the FF Collective concert production of Don Giovanni featuring Maestro Bruce Stasyna as conductor and pianist. Joining the San Diego Symphony for the third time, Ms. Koontz was recently a featured soloist with Conductor Emeritus, Jahja Ling, singing excerpts from Grieg’s Peer Gynt. A frequent competitor, Ms. Koontz was a semifinalist in the 2022 Giulio Gari Competition and the Jensen Foundation Competition and was a finalist in the Zenith Opera Competition. Ms. Koontz is represented by Athlone Artists. www.Tashakoontz.com IG: @TishTashKoontz
Mezzo-soprano Danielle Perrault was born in Queens, NY and raised here in San Diego. Initially trained as a dancer, she began her musical career in the theater and has continued to be an avid performer of musical theater repertoire alongside the roles of music director and conductor for youth theater programs. Danielle received her B.A. in vocal performance from CSU San Bernardino and her M.M. in opera performance from the University of Kansas. She has enjoyed a varied career singing locally with San Diego Opera, San Diego Symphony, and SACRA/PROFANA as well as abroad on concert and operatic stages in Spain, Germany, and Italy. In addition to her singing work, Danielle is the Worship Coordinator at The Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe as well as a private vocal and creativity coach. Follow her @danielle.perrault.creative !
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The Fortissima Collective is a women led and founded performing arts and music collective in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles providing choral, opera, pop, jazz, caroling and solo concerts. We build concerts for your event, and promote artist led projects.
The Fortissima Collective is dedicated to amplifying underrepresented voices by creating and curating artist driven performances and opportunities.