Iowa-native Dan Richardson is pleased to join the Florentine Opera as a member of the 2011-2012 Florentine Opera Studio. This past spring, he made his main stage debut with Opera Omaha as Prince Yamadori and the Imperial Commissioner in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Other recent roles include Méphistophélès in Faust with Opera Lousiane, Antonio and Figaro (cover) in Le nozze di Figaro with the Des Moines Metro Opera, and Angelotti in Tosca with the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. He has also performed with the Sarasota Opera, Chamber Opera Chicago, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, where he performed the role of Don Bartolo for their “Opera in the Neighborhoods” production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.
He has also performed scene work as John Claggart (Billy Budd), Giorgio (I Puritani) Tom (Un ballo in maschera) Leporello (Don Giovanni), Colline (La bohème), Talbot (Maria Stuarda) Hans Sachs (Die Meistersinger), Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress), Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia) and Antony (Antony and Cleopatra), among others. Mr. Richardson is an alumnus of Simpson College, where he studied with Dr. Maria DiPalma and Dr. Robert Larsen.
Dan Richardson is our 2011-2012 Florentine Opera Studio Artist.