David Daniels American countertenor born 1966

David Daniels American countertenor born 1966

David Daniels was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the son of two singing teachers. He began to sing as a boy soprano, moving to tenor as his voice matured. His father,baritone Perry Daniels, was one of the pre-eminent members of the performing faculty during each summer at Brevard Music Center, linked to the School of Music at Converse College in Spartanburg; his mother was an opera soprano. Daniels studied music at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Dissatisfied with his achievements as a tenor, Daniels switched to singing countertenor during graduate studies at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (Master of Music in 1992) under the guidance of his teacher, George Shirley.

David Daniels American countertenor born 1966

David Daniels (born 12 March 1966) is an American countertenor.

Career

Daniels made his professional singing debut in 1992. In 1997, he won the Richard Tucker Award. In 1999, he made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera, as Sesto in Handel’s Giulio Cesare.
His repertoire has grown to include other major Handel roles, including Arsace in the comedy Partenope at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera in 2014; the title role in Tamerlano; and Arsamene in Xerxes. At the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Daniels played the title roles in Rinaldo and Orlando, as well as David in Saul. He also interpreted Ottone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. In Vivaldi’s opera Bajazet, he sang the role of Tamerlano. In 2013, he sang the title role in Giulio Cesareat the Metropolitan Opera.

Daniels has also branched out from the baroque roles usually associated with countertenors to include Oberon in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Metropolitan Opera, and as Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In July 2013 he created the role of Oscar Wilde in Oscar at theSanta Fe Opera, written for him by Theodore Morrison;  he then sang Oscar again in Opera Philadelphia’s production in 2015. The same year he made his debut at the Vienna State Opera as Trinculo in Thomas Adès’ opera The Tempest.

In the Fall 2015, Daniels joined his alma mater, the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, as Professor of Music in Voice.  While teaching at the school, Daniels will continue an active career as a performer.

Art songs

In addition to his operatic work, Daniels also gives regular recitals, for which he has developed a repertoire that includes 19th- and 20th-century art songs not usually associated with countertenors, including works by such composers as Berlioz and Poulenc.

Personal life

Daniels, who is gay, was married in Dumbarton House to his husband Scott Walters on June 21, 2014, by United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

IN SWEDISH

Daniels fick sin första skolning av sina två föräldrar (båda sånglärare). Han startade som sopran i en kör men sjöng sedan som tenor när han blev äldre. Han visade ingen framgång som tenor under sina studier på Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music utan bytte till countertenor-stämma under sin masterutbildning för George Shirley på University of Michigan.

David Daniels, född 12 mars 1966 i Spartanburg, South Carolina, är en amerikansk operasångare (countertenor).

Han debuterade 1992 och vann Richard Tucker Award 1997. 1999 debuterade han på Metropolitan som Sesto i Händels Giulio Cesare in Egitto. Numer har han nästan sjungit alla de stora hjälterollerna som förknippas med countertenorer (varav många skrivna för kastratsångaren Senesino), bl.a.: Julius Caesar (i Händels Giulio Cesare in Egitto), Rinaldo (i Händels Rinaldo), Tamerlano (i Vivaldis Bajazet), Bertarido (i Händels Rodelinda), Arsamene (i Händels Xerxes), Ottone (i Monteverdis Poppeas kröning) och Orfeo (i Glucks Orfeus och Eurydike).

Han har en stark och virtuos röst som gör honom lämplig som barocksångare men i sitt recitalprogram sjunger han även många 1900-talsverk, till exempel Benjamin Britten.

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:331576
Giulio Cesare {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/10/1999
Debuts: David Daniels, Daniel Taylor
[Met Performance] CID:331585
Giulio Cesare {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/1999
[Met Performance] CID:331594  Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Giulio Cesare {11}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/17/1999
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:331606
Giulio Cesare {12}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/21/1999
[Met Performance] CID:331618
Giulio Cesare {13}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/24/1999
[Met Performance] CID:332645
Giulio Cesare {14}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/28/2000
[Met Performance] CID:332660
Giulio Cesare {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/3/2000
[Met Performance] CID:332669
Giulio Cesare {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/6/2000
[Met Performance] CID:350049
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/22/2002
Debuts: Susan Chilcott, Justin Brill, Sasha Herman, Daniel Bailen
[Met Performance] CID:350050
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/25/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350051
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {11}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/02/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350519  
New Production
Les Troyens {29}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/10/2003
Debuts: Maria Bjørnson, Anita Yavich, Doug Varone, Kayvon Pourazar, Griff Braun
Review
[Met Performance] CID:350846 
Moses und Aron {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/16/2003
Debut: Jennifer Hines
[Met Performance] CID:351094 
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Rodelinda {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/02/2004
Debuts: Kobie van Rensburg, Zachary Vail Elkind, Harry Bicket, Stephen Wadsworth, Thomas Lynch, Peter Kaczorowski
Review
[Met Performance] CID:351098
Rodelinda {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/06/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351102
Rodelinda {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/11/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351107
Rodelinda {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/15/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351114
Rodelinda {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351118
Rodelinda {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351121  Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Rodelinda {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/01/2005
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351128
Rodelinda {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/06/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351962 
Giulio Cesare {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/06/2007
Debuts: Patricia Bardon, Lawrence Zazzo, Wayne Tigges, Michael Maniaci, Trevor Scheunemann
[Met Performance] CID:351970
Giulio Cesare {18}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/10/2007
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:351977
Giulio Cesare {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/13/2007
[Met Performance] CID:351985
Giulio Cesare {20}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/17/2007
[Met Performance] CID:351992  Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Giulio Cesare {21}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/21/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352019 
New Production
Orfeo ed Euridice {83}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/02/2007
Debuts: Mark Morris, Allen Moyer, Isaac Mizrahi
Review
[Met Performance] CID:352026
Orfeo ed Euridice {84}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/05/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352033
Orfeo ed Euridice {85}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/09/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352036
Orfeo ed Euridice {86}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/12/2007
[Met Performance] CID:353786 
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Nixon in China {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/02/2011
Debuts: John Adams, Peter Sellars, James Maddalena, Janis Kelly, Haruno Yamazaki, Kanji Segawa
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353968 
Orfeo ed Euridice {94}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/29/2011
Debuts: Antony Walker, Kate Royal
[Met Performance] CID:353981
Orfeo ed Euridice {95}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/04/2011
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353987
Orfeo ed Euridice {96}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/07/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353995
Orfeo ed Euridice {97}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/11/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353999
Orfeo ed Euridice {98}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/14/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354269   List of Selections
World Premiere
The Enchanted Island {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2011
Debuts: Jeremy Sams, Elliot Madore
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:354277
The Enchanted Island {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/04/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354284
The Enchanted Island {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/07/2012
Debut: Andrew Stenson
[Met Performance] CID:354293
The Enchanted Island {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/2012
Debut: Jeffrey Mandelbaum
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354303
The Enchanted Island {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/2012
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354308 
The Enchanted Island {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/21/2012
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354314
The Enchanted Island {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/25/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354861  
New Production
Parsifal {289}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/15/2013
Debuts: François Girard, Thibault Vancraenenbroeck, David Finn, Peter Flaherty, Serge Lamothe
Lauren McNeese, Jennifer Forni, Heather Johnson, Mario Chang, Rúni Brattaberg, Kiera Duffy
[Met Performance] CID:354946 
New Production
Giulio Cesare {24}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/04/2013
Debuts: Guido Loconsolo, Rachid Ben Abdeslam, Christina Luzwick, Karla Dionne Victum, Justin Flores, Kei Tsuruharatani, Sean Chin, Matthew Cusick, Tony Guerrero, Arthur Lazalde, Shad Ramsey, Collin Ware, Philip Willingham, Christian Zaremba
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354954
Giulio Cesare {25}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/09/2013
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354958
Giulio Cesare {26}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/12/2013
Debut: Zephyrus White
[Met Performance] CID:354971
Giulio Cesare {27}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/19/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354975
Giulio Cesare {28}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/22/2013
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354987 
Giulio Cesare {29}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/27/2013
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354993
Giulio Cesare {30}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/30/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354998
Giulio Cesare {31}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/03/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355002
Giulio Cesare {32}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/07/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355010
Giulio Cesare {33}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/10/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355334 List of Selections
The Enchanted Island {11}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/2014
Debuts: Nicholas Pallesen, Norman Shankle
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355338
The Enchanted Island {12}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/01/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355347
The Enchanted Island {13}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/05/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355352 
The Enchanted Island {14}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/08/2014
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355364
The Enchanted Island {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355370
The Enchanted Island {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355382
The Enchanted Island {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/20/2014
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:356718
50 YEARS AT LINCOLN CENTER: A GALA CELEBRATION
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/07/2017
Broadcast/Streamed

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