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Daniel Sumegi

Bass

Daniel Sumegi

Biography

Australian bass Daniel Sumegi is proud to appear with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for the first time as Hunding in Die Walküre. Since his US debut 25 years ago, he has sung more than 100 roles in most of the world’s best theaters. In recent years he has specialized in performing Wagner, having taken part in Ring Cycles in Cologne, Buenos Aires, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Strasbourg and Melbourne. He has also performed in Parsifal (Hamburg, Barcelona, Adelaide), Der fliegende Hollander (Seattle, Austin, Minneapolis, Adelaide, Sydney), Tannhäuser (San Francisco, Sydney), Tristan und Isolde (Melbourne), and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Antwerp).  A graduate of San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Adler Fellowship program, Daniel was a prize winner in numerous vocal contests, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Bruno Walter Prize and Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, among many others. Sumegi is no stranger to the grand works of Verdi and Strauss, but also performs music from every period from Monteverdi to Britten, Tippett and Maxwell-Davies.  He loves participating in the creation of new works, and most recently performed the role of Johnny Iselin in the world premiere of Kevin Puts’ acclaimed Manchurian Candidate with Minnesota Opera. Symphonic repertoire includes Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, Brahms’ Four Serious Songs, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Creation, Rossini and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Shostakovich Symphony 13 (Babi Yar), and Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle.  


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