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Daniel Belcher

  • Baritone

Biography

Last season, Daniel Belcher performed Marcello in La Bohème with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Taddeo in L’Italiana in Algeri with Opera Company of Philadelphia, and Ned Keene in Peter Grimes in Geneva. In concert he performed with Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and the baritone soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall. Recent notable engagements include: a return to San Francisco Opera for performances of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and also debuts at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Austria, as Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, followed by the role of Dandini in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with Utah Opera, Dandini with Opera Company of Philadelphia, Il Barbiere di Siviglia in both Kansas City and Milwaukee, concerts with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, and a role debut as Britten’s Billy Budd with Houston Grand Opera, for which he received critical acclaim.


Past engagements also include Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Tokyo with Japan’s New National Theater, the Fauré Requiem for Seiji Ozawa’s Saito Kinen Festival to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Hiroshima, the title role of Handel’s Imeneo for Opera Ireland, John Brooke in Adamo’s Little Women with Kentucky Opera.


Mr. Belcher created this role in Little Women at the Houston Grand Opera Studio, and he has sung it at several companies since then, including New York City Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and Central City Opera. (The Houston performance was taped for a Great Performances national telecast and for a release on the Ondine recording label.) Also, Jaufre in L’Amour de Loin by Kaija Saariaho with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Théâtre du Châtelet, and the title role Monteverdi’s Orfeo with Opera Atelier, a company with which he has performed Mozart’s Figaro, and the role of Orestes in Marshall Pynkoski’s Iphigénie en Tauride, as well as Figaro with Utah Opera.