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 nearly 60 roles in his repertoire, Belcher has championed roles from the Baroque to those written expressly for him. Belcher 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. Belcher most recently created Robert Kennedy in Robin de Raaff’s Waiting for Miss Monroe for The Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam and Kaija Saariaho’s chamber piece, Sombre for Rothko Chapel in Houston. Other world premieres include John Brooke in Mark Adamo’s Little Women and Andy Warhol in Michael Daugherty’s Jackie O, both at Houston Grand Opera. Upcoming seasons include the world premieres of Lori Laitman’s The Scarlet Letter, Thomas Morse and Ken Cazan’s Frau Schindler, Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein’s Sister Carrie and Jeremy Howard Beck and Stephanie Fleischmann’s The Long Walk.
Belcher won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording singing the leading role of Jaufré Rudel in Kaija Saariaho’s L’amour de loin (Harmonia Mundi). In addition to new opera, Belcher has been hailed for his performances of Rossini’s baritones, Figaro, Dandini and Taddeo. He has been heard in these roles in Houston, Tokyo, and San Francisco, among others.
Belcher received his B.S. in Vocal Performance from William Jewell College and his M.M from The Juilliard School. Further training included the Houston Grand Opera Studio and the young artist programs of Central City Opera and Santa Fe Opera.
Professor Belcher maintains a personal website at danielbelcherbaritone.com