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David Daniels

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David Daniels

Biography

David Daniels is known for his superlative artistry, magnetic stage presence and a voice of singular warmth and surpassing beauty, which have helped him redefine his voice category for the modern public. The American countertenor has appeared with the world’s major opera companies and on its main concert and recital stages. He made history as the first countertenor to give a solo recital in the main auditorium of Carnegie Hall. The Chicago Tribune has called Mr. Daniels “today's gold standard among countertenors.” Gramophone magazine acknowledged his contribution to recorded excellence as well as his expansion of the repertoire for his voice type by naming him one of the “Top Ten Trailblazers” in classical music today.

In the 2015 – 2016 season, Mr. Daniels makes his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as Bertarido in Rodelinda conducted by Christopher Moulds, and returns to the Wiener Staatsoper in the Robert Lepage production of The Tempest as Trinculo, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès. Recital work includes appearances with the University of Texas at Austin, Vocals Arts DC, as well as with University Musical Society and Martin Katz’s What is Song? Concert work includes Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, conducted by Ivor Bolton. Mr. Daniels also joins the voice faculty at University of Michigan as a Professor of Music.