Natalie Burdeny, Mezzo Soprano


"Expressive and versatile alto Natalie Burdeny and baritone Ed Moran, as Dinah and Sam, were always sensitive to the pathos beneath the humour and expresssed it perfectly." Click here for the full review!
Trouble In Tahiti (Dinah) at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival - Opera Canada - Winter 2011

"Natalie Burdeny carries the lyricism of the aria beautifully and has the maturity to convey the sadness and desperation of trying to get from a bed of weeds to a garden of love and happiness."
Trouble In Tahiti (Dinah) at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival - Plank Magazine - 2011

"... you were truly amazing in Trouble in Tahiti. What a pro!!! In my estimation, your singing and acting were flawless but at the same time, very moving! Congratulations!."
Trouble In Tahiti (Dinah) at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival - B. Dodds, Audience Member- 2011

"Natalie Burdeny... was perfect for the part of Carmen. She showed an enviable understanding of the role, careful use of the many nuances of her vocal arsenal, to portray the vagaries of Carmen's personality. Her card scene was particularly memorable as she was able to counter-point the darkness of her fate against the frivolity of sopranos Frasquita (Kathleen Morrison) and Mercedes (Jeanine Fynn)." Click here for the full review!
Vancouver Concert Opera Society's Carmen (Title Role) - Hilary Clark, Review Contibutor, Opera Canada Magazine - 2011

"She was Carmen make no mistake! She was luscious!"
Vancouver Concert Opera Society's Carmen (Title Role) - G. Catchpole, Audience Member - 2011

"I'm still buzzing from your performance on Saturday. You brought a depth to Carmen that I have never seen before. Until then, I had only seen her portrayed as a firey man eater. You made Carmen human, multifaceted, emotional, real. Truly a wonderful performance! One I hope you sing many, many times."
Vancouver Concert Opera Society's Carmen (Title Role) - Peter Alexander - 2011

"Bravo, what an exciting performance, and to a full house too! Congratulations on carrying the principal role and also making the whole evening happen."
Vancouver Concert Opera Society's Carmen (Title Role) - Peter & Gillian Taylor, Audience Members - 2011

"After seeing and hearing you in Cinderella today I can say that you are absolutely the definitive stepmother.
Inspired! So possessed and frightening, but then you open your mouth and sing ... Wicked and divine!"
DragonDiva Operatic Theatre's Cendrillon (Madame de la Haltière) - Birgit Eder, Audience Member - 2010

"Great job tonight. Loved you in the role! GORGEOUS singing! HOORAH!"
The Opera Project's Die Zauberflöte (Zweite Dame) - Frederik Robert - 2010

"Natalie Burdeny (Berta) was wasted, with only one aria for her warm mezzo."
Vancouver Island Opera's Il Barbiere di Siviglia -
Opera Canada - 2006


I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Natalie for about 5 years. In that time, I have worked with her as a section leader, alto soloist, and orchestral soloist in Vancouver, Canada. Our latest joint endeavour was a wonderful performance of the Verdi Requiem, which I conducted. As I was first considering who to hire for this tremendously challenging work, Natalie's was the first voice that flew into my head. I'm so glad she agreed to take on the role, because it really is an incredibly test of stamina, musicianship, and vocal beauty, all things that Natalie has in spades. Even in the biggest orchestral climaxes, with a 120-voice choir and full orchestra, I could always hear her voice shining through. Natalie is a committed professional, in the way that she prepares for a role, in her comportment, in how she mixes easily with diverse groups of people, and in the quality of her singing. Time spent in Europe studying and performing has made her into a contralto that many would be proud to have in their stable of artists. I'm excited for her as she embarks on the next stage of what promises to be a very bright career indeed. - Neil Weisensel, B.Mus, M.Mus (Comp), Composer and Conductor

"Natalie has recently made the decision to concentrate on the low mezzo-soprano/contralto repertoire. It was apparent on hearing Natalie's audition that she would make a formidable Madame de la Haltière. Natalie possesses a solid technique and rich, present sound that this repertoire demands. I was extremely pleased with her performance in DragonDiva Operatic Theatre's Cendrillon and would not hesitate to recommend her to my colleagues, nor would I hesitate to re-engage Natalie for any appropriate role. Natalie consistently delivers a professional, polished performance. She comes to rehearsals extremely prepared, and continues that work ethic throughout the rehearsal process and into performances. Additionally, Natalie is a skilled actress who created a character that was wonderfully funny and larger than life. As a company that engages singers at various points in their development, we certainly noticed Natalie's leadership in demonstrating the work ethic and professionalism required to our less experienced cast members." - John Arsenault, Conductor & Tenor, DragonDiva Operatic Theatre

"Natalie Burdeny is a professional. There are few people in this business who have the guts to make things happen and Ms. Burdeny is one of them. She does not wait to ask questions, rather dives into situations headfirst and it's that initiation that brings the artist one step further. Her business sense and musicianship are a great pairing to allow her to do whatever she wants; singer, program director, advisor. The sky's the limit." - Joel Ivany, Operatic Stage Director

"Ms. Burdeny has a substantial instrument that is capable of tackling the operatic repertoire. She recently made an impressive debut in Verdi's Requiem which catapulted her vocally into a mature singer. Ms. Burdeny has an unusual capacity to sing many different styles in the operatic repertoire from Mozart to Verdi, from dramatic to comic. As the Artistic Director of The Opera Project I am always delighted to offer her a role as she has the voice, the charisma and love of the stage." - Heidi Klassen, Lyrico-Spinto Soprano, Artistic Director and Voice Teacher

"I have had the pleasure to work with Ms. Burdeny on several occasions and am looking forward to future collaborations. Her charisma and rich timbre consistently make her audiences want more." - Arianna Sovernigo, Canadian Soprano

"Natalie is someone who gets things done: whether learning a role, managing a project, or running a summer program, she is a person of positive action - overcoming hurdles and turning problems into opportunities. She is a bombshell of talent and determination. Best of all, she is an excellent colleague and a source of inspiration in my own life and work." - Douglas Millar, Bass-Baritone

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