Dara is a lyric soprano from Gibraltar, Michigan who recently finished her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance at Otterbein University. Her degree includes professional training not only in performance, but also in vocal pedagogy, diction, and music theory.
Ms. Pardon has received multiple first place awards in the American Guild of Music’s Great Lakes Regional Contest in both musical theater and classical music categories.
In October 2015, Ms. Pardon made her professional debut as Kate in Madama Butterfly with Salt Marsh Opera in Stonington, Connecticut. In addition, she studied with renowned teacher Deborah Birnbaum. Her operatic performance credits include Elisetta in Il matrimonio segreto, Serpina in La serva padrona, Della in The Gift of the Magi, Célie in Signor Deluso, and Lola in Gallantry.
Some of her musical theater credits include Maria in West Side Story, Wendla in Spring Awakening, and Rapunzel in Into the Woods.
Ms. Pardon is extremely excited to join the River Raisin School of Music as a voice instructor and looks forward to helping eager students achieve their individualized vocal goals!
The River Raisin Centre for the Arts in historic downtown Monroe, Michigan is the premier regional center for unparalleled performing arts education and programming that instructs, inspires and enriches Monroe County and the surrounding communities.