Daniel Montenegro

Performance Year: 2017, 2019

A graduate of San Francisco’s prestigious Adler Fellow Opera Program, American tenor Daniel Montenegro is recognized for his flexible and distinctive voice and a varied repertoire of bel canto, verismo, and contemporary roles.

In 2015, Daniel made his Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and San Diego Opera debuts as Luis (a role he created) in El Pasado Nuca se Termina. Recent seasons include Giovanni (La Hija de Rappaccini) with Gotham Opera and his European opera debut at the Théâtre du Châtelet as Mario in Daniel Catán’s Il Postino along side Plácido Domingo, as well as a number of significant role and company debuts including Roderigo (Otello) with San Francisco Opera under Nicola Luisotti, Alfredo (La Traviata) with New Orleans Opera and Minnesota Opera, Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) with Washington National Opera, Pang (Turandot) at the Hollywood Bowl conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, Pong (Turandot) with San Francisco Opera and Dallas Opera, and most recently Roméo (Roméo et Juliette) with Tulsa Opera and the Castleton Festival. Last season, Daniel made his company debut in the role of Mario in Il Postino with Opera Saratoga, his professional role debut as Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) with Arizona Opera, and debuted with Fort Worth Opera as Rafael in Cruzar la Cara de la Luna. The 2017-2018 season includes a concert of excerpts from La bohème with the Quad City Symphony, Rafael in Cruzar la Cara de la Luna in his debut with both New York City Opera and Houston Grand Opera, and his San Diego opera debut as Arcadio in Florencia en el Amazonas. Upcoming seasons include appearances with Opera Columbus, Arizona Opera, and Fort Worth Opera.

As a San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow and former Resident Artist of the Minnesota Opera, Daniel has sung a wealth of roles including Liverotto and Rustighello (Lucrezia Borgia), Pong (Turandot), Remendado and Dancaïro (Carmen), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Nick (The Handmaid’s Tale), and Flavio (Norma). Additionally, he has sung Steuermann (Der fliegende Holländer) with both Portland Opera and Arizona Opera and the Shepherd in Peter Sellars’ production of Oedipus Rex at the Sydney Festival and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. An ongoing collaboration with Los Angeles Opera has brought appearances in several productions including the world premiere of Lee Holdridge’s Concierto para Mendez, La Traviata (released on DVD), Carmen, Luisa Fernanda, L ‘Incoronazione di Poppea, and Il tabarro.

Daniel features on ‘Great Voices Sing John Denver’ alongside Plácido Domingo and many other key operatic names; produced by legendary arranger and music producer Milt Okun, the disc was released on the MRI Associated label in June 2013.

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