Originally from Baltimore, baritone, Daniel Rich is in his first year in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera. This season, he covered the Count of Lerma in the company’s revival of Don Carlo and made his Met debut as a Waiter in Der Rosenkavalier. For the 2023-2024 season he will sing in two revival productions taking on the roles of Paris in Gounod’s Romeo & Juliette and the Grammy award winning Fire Shut Up In My Bones by Blanchard as Chester.
Credits for the 2022-2023 season include a role and company debut as Valentin in Faust with Opera Baltimore and Orlando in a concert production of Furiosus, a new opera in two acts by Roberto Scarcella Perino, in collaboration with New York University’s Casa Italiana.
He also has performed in the workshop (2021), world-premiere (2022) and North Carolina Production (2023) of the Pulitzer Prize winning opera Omar by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels as Suleiman, Ben and John while covering the roles of Abdul and Abe. Summer 2023, Daniel will be a Filene Artist with Wolf Trap Opera where he will sing a recital, concert entitled “Night and Day, USA” with Steve Blier, as a soloist for Carmina Burana and make his role debut as Masetto in Don Giovanni.
Past concert engagements include aria concerts for Maryland Opera, Opera Delaware and performances with Capital Singers of Trenton, DC Strings Workshop, Baltimore Musicales, Opera Ebony, and Harlem Opera Theater, among others. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in April 2019 as a soloist in Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music under the baton of Leonard Slatkin.
Additional Oratorio & Concert credits include works such as Handel’s The Messiah, Dubois’ The 7 Last Words of Christ, Faure’s Requiem, Vaughan-Williams’ Serenade to Music, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts, Margaret Bonds’ Ballad of The Brown King, Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem, Considering Matthew Shepard, and Beethoven’s Fantasia in C minor. He is a past winner of the Harlem Opera Theater Vocal Competition, Mario Lanza Institute Vocal Competition, ALLTech Vocal Competition at The University of Kentucky Black Brilliance Art Song Competition, emerging artist prize winner of the inaugural Duncan-Williams Vocal Competition and most recently the first place winner in the pre-professional division of the George Shirley Vocal Competition.
In addition to his extensive performance experience, he has worked as a musical consultant and choral librarian for music ministries, a public-school teacher, and as an adjunct professor of voice at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County. He holds degrees from Morgan State University and Manhattan School of Music, where he was a recipient of the Edgar Foster Daniels Scholarship in Voice.
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