Dante Mullin-Santone


Dante Mullin-Santone attend the 2023 TSM Academy courtesy of the Dianne Henderson Fellowship.

Hometown: Sudbury, Ontario

With a musical background encompassing Theatre, Jazz, Blues, Country, and Classical, Dante Mullin-Santone is a portrait of the modern signer, embodying versatility as a virtue. He completed his Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, studying under Wendy Nielsen. He is returning to UofT in the fall to pursue his Master’s in Opera. There, he sang roles such as Il Ufficer in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Man #1 in Copland’s The Tender Land. Dante sings with the Orpheus Choir of Toronto with whom he has been a Sidgwick Scholar since 2020. In the spring of 2022 he sang Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with them In February 2023, he premiered Evan Tanovich’s Missa Solemnis in D with Sinfonietta Aionia and Concreamus Chamber Choir.  He is a resident artist with Shoestring Opera in their touring production of The Shoestring Magic Flute in the role of Papageno.  

He is involved with several New Music groups including the Green Room Sound Collective and Concreamus Chamber Choir. Recently, he premiered Allan Bevan’s “Perfectly Mad” with Orpheus Choir of Toronto singing the role of Rintrah. In 2019, he premiered composer Kai Leung’s song cycle “Corporeal Ascent,” a dramatic cycle that sets poems by Walt Whitman.  

Dante hails from a tradition of French-Canadian country musicians within his family, and he is a talented guitarist in his own right with a propensity for playing the Blues, and he enjoys dabbling in songwriting and poetry.