YOHJI CANTAR DAQUIO (she/her)– arrived in America from the Philippines in 2013. Singing has defined her life since she was a toddler. She has had roles in operas and sung in many voice recitals and competitions. This year, she won first place for the Euterpe Music Awards in Berlin, Germany. This Summer, she was a young artist for the Classic Lyric Arts in France singing Thaïs from “Thaïs” by Massenet and Marguerite from “Faust” by Gounod. In May, She performed in the ensemble with OnSite Opera for their production of “Il Tabarro” by Puccini at South Street Seaport Museum in New York. She also debuted as The Queen of the Night from “Der Zauberflöte” by Mozart with Mannes Opera.
In 2022, she has won first prize for the Century Opera Aria competition. She performed with OnSite Opera for their production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Menotti. She started singing with Encore Opera previously known as Opera Providence since 2015 all throughout the New England Region. She sang in the Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert with the American Ballet Orchestra alongside Latonia Moore, James Valenti, and other stars. She is now finishing her Master’s degree at Mannes School of Music under the tutelage of Mr. Arthur Levy and Cristina Stanescu.