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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.
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