Daniel Belcher


Winner of a 2010 Grammy Award, baritone Daniel Belcher has performed in many of the world’s music capitals, including Paris, London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Geneva, Toronto, Tokyo, Seoul  and Houston. With a 50-role repertoire, Belcher has championed roles from the Baroque to those expressly written for him. He came to international attention in 2004 creating the role of Prior Walter in Peter Eötvös’ Angels in America for the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris for which he was hailed by London’s The Guardian  as “possessing the kind of powerhouse stuff that indicates a star in the making.” Belcher most recently created the role of Robert Kennedy in Robin de Raaff’s Waiting for Miss Monroe for his debut with The Netherlands Opera and the Holland Festival. Other world premiere roles include John Brooke in Mark Adamo’s Little Women (released on the Ondine label and filmed for PBS’ Great Performances), Andy Warhol in Michael Daugherty’s Jackie O (released by Decca on the Argo label) and multiple roles in Tod Machover’s Resurrection (released on the Ondine label). He is thrilled to be here at the Florentine Opera singing Hurstwood in the workshop of Robert Aldridge’s Sister Carrie. Other world premieres in development include Lori Laitman’s The Scarlet Letter for Opera Colorado, Thomas Morse and Ken Cazan’s Frau Schindler and Jeremy Howard Beck and Stephanie Fleischmann’s The Long Walk. In 2014-2015, he debuts in Norway with Kaija Saariaho’s L’amour de loin and her chamber work, Sombre. Belcher recorded the role of Jaufré Rudel in L’amour de loin with Kent Nagano and Harmonia Mundi, which won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording. He performed the world premiere of her Sombre at Houston’s Rothko Chapel. Next season, he also performs Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus at Portland Opera, Father Palmer in Silent Night at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Papageno in The Magic Flute with Opera Colorado. He is thrilled to return to the Florentine after performing Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Taddeo in The Italian Girl in Algiers and Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro. One of today’s premiere interpreters of Rossini, he has sung the roles of Figaro, Dandini and Taddeo at Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, Tokyo’s New National Theatre, Opera Philadephia, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Utah Opera, Portland Opera, Arizona Opera, Lake George Opera, Opera Colorado and others.