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Celebrated for his “richly shaded” (Operawire), “booming voice, and full range” (Houston Press), baritone Daniel Scofield is quickly garnering attention as a dramatic baritone on the rise who performs leading roles regularly in the United States and Internationally.

Recent debuts include the GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL OPERA, PRAGUE STATE OPERA, DEUTSCHES SYMPHONIE-ORCHESTER, FORT WORTH OPERA, with additional engagements with the TEATRO SAN CARLO, LYRIC OPERA CHICAGO, HOUSTON SYMPHONY and more.

A notable interpreter of Verdi, he has already sung the leading roles in
I VESPRI SICILIANI, RIGOLETTO, LA TRAVIATA, and been engaged for MACBETH, DON CARLOS, and AIDA. Daniel has also triumphed as Jack Rance in LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST, Scarpia in TOSCA, Tonio in PAGLIACCI, and Alfio in CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA. Praised for his nuanced characterizations, Daniel has begun earning recognition for his lyrical vocal technique, expressive musicality, dramatic range, and stylistic integrity.

 

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"His is a pro's performance,
and in an artist making his way
​through the opera jungle,
it's thrilling to witness.”
Rigoletto, Opera in the Heights 2014 
Houston Press
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Current Season

He begins the 2023/24 season with a return to the Prague State Opera for Pagliacci/Cavalleria Rusticana (Tonio/Alfio) in a revival of last season's critically acclaimed new production by Ondrej Havelka. Additional season engagements include returns to Opera Orlando for Tosca (Scarpia), Opera Baltimore for Eugene Onegin in the title role and debuts with Fort Worth Opera La bohème (Marcello), and the Teatro Municipal de Santiago as Scarpia in Tosca.

 

Future seasons include role and company debuts at Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Staatsoper Hannover and a return to the Prague State Opera.  

 

Last season saw Daniel making several important debuts and premieres. In September he traveled to Berlin to perform Dame Ethel Smyth's Les Naufrageurs for the radio in the original French with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester under Maestro Robin Ticciati before returning to the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Sir David McVicar's production of Don Carlos. He also joined the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples in their production of Die Walküre  and returned to the Prague State Opera in their double bill of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, in a new production by Ondřej Havelka.

Previously  he made his 
Glyndebourne Opera debut as Marcello in La bohéme, his Prague State Opera debut as the Count in Der ferne Klang, and joined the Lyric Opera of Chicago for their production of Macbeth. Recent engagements include Marcello in La bohéme with Charlottesville Opera, Montforte in I vespri siciliani with New Amsterdam Opera, and Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci with Lyric Opera of Chicago, which was among the cancellations of 2020.

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"In the role of the conflicted French governor Monforte, Daniel Scofield provided some of the best singing of the evening with his introspective mezza voce phrasing in Monforte’s Act 3 solo “In braccio alle dovizie”.

 

His smooth-grained but large-sized Verdi baritone was capable of lyrical and dramatic vocal effects underpinned by firm legato control." (Parterre Box)

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"His is a pro's performance,
and in an artist making his way

​through the opera jungle,
it's thrilling to witness.”


Rigoletto 

(2014) 


Houston Press
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Highlights

 Dramatic baritone Daniel Scofield is a two-time prize winner of the The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a recipient of the Olga Forrai Foundation grant for dramatic voices in opera.

 

Mr. Scofield has made role debuts as Scarpia in Tosca for Tri-Cities Opera, and Jack Rance in La fanciulla del West for Opera Orlando. In concert with the Rapids Symphony he performed Germont in La traviata, and in Oklahoma with the quickly rising Painted Sky Opera, he portrayed Rigoletto.



​Apart from his opera performances, Mr. Scofield is also highly regarded as a concert performer. He has showcased his talents with orchestras across the country, including the Plano Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and Indiana University Orchestra, among others. His concert repertoire includes works by Haydn, Handel, Britten, Stravinsky, and Mahler, among others.

Recordings


From Act III of RIchard Wagner's "Die Walküre"

Daniel Scofield 
Steven Crawford - Piano
Skillman Studios

December 2022

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