Matthew Daniel, tenor
Matthew Daniel, tenor, has been described as “a tenor of steely power and robust tone” — The Denver Post. Over his twenty-five plus years of singing, he has had the privilege to perform Opera, Oratorio, Concerts, and in Recital. He has been a member of the Lyric Opera Chicago chorus since 2004.
His opera roles performed include Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Pedrillo in Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Hoffmann in Tales of Hoffmann, The Duke in Rigoletto, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Prinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, and Canio in I Pagliacci. Opera companies Matthew has sung with include Indiana Opera North, Opera!Lenawee, Light Opera Works, Sarasota Opera, Aspen Opera Theater, Tulsa Opera, Harrisburg Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, and Lyric Opera Chicago.
Oratorios performed include Magnificat by J.S. Bach, Laud to the Nativity by Respighi, Messiah by Handel, Stabat Mater by Rossini, Ninth Symphony by Beethoven, Choral Fantasy by Beethoven, Coronation Mass by Mozart, and Requiem by Mozart. Matthew has also had the opportunity to perform two World Premieres. The song-cycle Moon River Anthology by Mason and an opera The Hard Years by Schwabe.
Along with his singing, Matthew teaches voice in his home studio in South Bend, Indiana, at Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac, MI, Penn High School, Mishawaka, IN, and at the School of American Music in Three Oaks, Michigan. Most recently he has added stage director to his resume, when he directed Die Fledermaus and L’elisir d’amore with South Bend Lyric Opera.