University of Michigan School of Music Appointment

David Daniels is pleased to announce that the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved his appointment to the voice faculty on May 16, 2015. Though there was an announcement made in April - that announcement was "pending Regental approval." David looks forward to continuing his singing career, and beginning this new chapter in his professional music career! In case you missed the original press release by the UM School of Music, it is available, here

Holiday Performances & more...

2015 is almost upon us, but not until we enjoy some beautiful holiday music! David will be performing in Bach's choral-orchestral masterwork, Mass in b Minor, on November 15th with the American Classical Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center! Only one performance on November 15th, so get your tickets early!! 

Photo credit: Mark Gjukich Photograpy, Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI

Photo credit: Mark Gjukich Photograpy, Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI

David, if you didn't know, is a huge University of Michigan fan! Have you seen all the sport tweets?! David joins his alma mater and UMS in two spectacular performances of Handel's Messiah, under the direction of Jerry Blackstone. Performance dates are December 6 and 7, tickets can be found here

And finally, David is performing two performances of Messiah in Atlanta! David makes his home in Atlanta, so he is thrilled to share in the holiday spirit with fellow Atlantans. Performances are December 13 and 14, tickets can be found here

Please, visit the ENGAGE page for other engagements.

|| Partenope is a success!!

Daniels continues to have a success in San Francisco Opera's production of Handel's PartenopeEnjoy a couple of the reviews! 

Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

Daniels was wonderful. His tone is large and full and lovely.
— bachtrack
Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

Countertenor David Daniels, a veteran Handel singer, was the evening’s standout as Arsace. His voice is a marvel: large, brilliant and full of feeling.
— San Jose Mercury News


Countertenor David Daniels is never less than arresting onstage, but even by those standards his Arsace was a triumph: full-toned, expressively probing and marked by vivid vocal colors.
— S.F. Gate

David Daniels' Featured in agnès b. Film

From left to right, William Scott Walters, David Daniels, agnès b. Store opening in SOHO NYC, April 2011

From left to right, William Scott Walters, David Daniels, agnès b. Store opening in SOHO NYC, April 2011

agnès b.'s new featured film, Je m'appelle hmmm... (My name is hmmm...), premiered yesterday, Wednesday April 23, in France. Today the feature film will premier in London at Curzon Soho. Daniels' is featured often throughout the film as the musical emotional backdrop. A longtime fan and friend of Daniels, agnès b. gave an interview to Emma Myers of Filmcomment stating, "there are two great American people doing the music. David Daniels, the countertenor, [who is] so beautiful, and Sonic Youth." Daniels is disappointed he was unable to attend the premier due to his performance schedule. Below are two previews. 

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David Daniels to perform live at the HRC Gala Dinner 5.3.14

Excited to announce that David Daniels will be performing at the Atlanta HRC Gala Dinner on May 3rd. Along with pianist Rolando Salazar, he will be singing "My Sweet Rose" from OSCAR at the VIP reception.

For more information visit the HRC website 

For tickets click HERE 

For more information about OSCAR: Opera Philadelphia

International Opera Star David Daniels Announces Two 2015 Engagements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

International Opera Star David Daniels Announces Two 2015 Engagements

Debut In The Tempest at World Famous Wiener Staatsoper

(Vienna State Opera)

Internationally renowned countertenor David Daniels who The New York Times referred to as “the most acclaimed countertenor of the day, perhaps the best ever” will perform on stage at the Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) with four performances in June, 2015. Appearing in composer Thomas Adès’ opera The Tempest, Daniels will sing the role of Trinculo, the court jester. Shakespeare’s darkly turbulent play has been reimagined by Adès with a libretto in English using direct and contemporary tonal language. Daniels will add a touch of lighthearted fun and levity to the production. The prestigious Vienna State Opera has only two countertenor roles in its repertoire; Trinculo is one of them.

Daniels, acclaimed by the Chicago Tribune as “today’s gold standard among counter-tenors,” will add the Vienna Opera House to the esteemed list of his performances on the world’s most famous opera stages, which include the Metropolitan Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Paris Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Bayrische Staatsoper (Bavarian State Opera).

Also in 2015, Daniels will appear in concert on February 22nd in Houston, Texas at the Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater.  The concert will feature Houston’s innovative Mercury Baroque chamber orchestra and Daniels along with soprano Laura Claycomb. Claycomb and Daniels previously collaborated in performances of Handel’s Serse and Giulio Cesare in addition to performing on stage together in Cortona, Italy.

Daniels is a prolific recording artist with several best-selling solo albums and is a recipient of two of classical music’s most significant awards.

For additional information, please visit the David Daniels website at www.danielssings.com

 

More exciting news to come within the next few days! Stay tuned!

David returns to 'The Enchanted Island'

...the real star of the show — David Daniels as Prospero...
— The New York Times

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David Daniels returns to the Metropolitan Opera stronger than ever, as Prospero, in the "The Enchanted Island". Read the most recent review by the The New York Times, here. The opera continues the run with the last performance on March 20th. 

 

Recorded MET HD broadcast available, here.

OPERA PHILADELPHIA | OSCAR

Mr. Daniels was superb, not only singing but also acting the role with a savvy Wildean mix of arrogance and vulnerability.
— The New York Times

Mr. Luplau embracing Mr. Daniels. Theodore Morrison wrote the music for the work, which had its premiere at the Santa Fe Opera. - New York Times

Mr. Luplau embracing Mr. Daniels. Theodore Morrison wrote the music for the work, which had its premiere at the Santa Fe Opera. - New York Times

Opera Philadelphia has announced the production of Oscar! This is a very exciting and has been a very personal journey for Mr. Daniels. Oscar premiered last summer at Santa Fe Opera, and the audience loved it. The piece captures the human soul in a time when the United States is struggling with marriage equality. Head over to OUT Magazine for an interview Mr. Daniels gave before it's Santa Fe premier. More press to come... 

OSCAR PREVIEW 

DAVID DANIELS, INTERVIEW


 - Oscar is nominated by The International Opera Awards in the World Premiere category.