Daniel Scofield, Monforte

Celebrated for his “richly shaded” (Operawire),“booming voice, and full range” (Houston Press)baritone Daniel Scofield is quickly garnering attention as a young Verdi baritone on the rise. This season,Mr. Scofield makes several role debuts, including Scarpia in Tosca for Tri-Cities Opera, Jack Rance in La fanciulla del West for Opera Orlando, and the title role in Gianni Schicchi with Maryland Lyric Opera.He also returns to Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Baltimore Concert Opera, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Project Columbus, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus with Martha’s Vineyard’s Taucher Opera Theatre, and Tonio in Pagliacci with the Savannah Opera. Last season, Daniel performed Tonio in Pagliacci with Opera Orlando and Phantasmagoria, a collaboration that received high critical praise and national recognition as a must see production. In concert with the Rapides Symphony he performed Germont in La traviata, and in Oklahoma with the quickly rising Painted Sky Opera, he portrayed Rigoletto. Other performances included a return to Marcello in La bohéme with Opera San Antonio, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with St. Petersburg Opera, and Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor in his company debut with Maryland Lyric Opera.

Recent performances include Rigoletto with Gulfshore Opera and Independent Opera, Germont in La Traviata with Hudson Opera Theater, Gideon March/Dashwood in Little Women with Annapolis Opera, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor with Pacific Opera Project, Schaunard in La bohéme with Phoenicia Festival of the Voice, Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale with Taucher Opera Theater, Four Villains in Les contes d’Hoffmann and Schaunard in La bohéme with St. Petersburg Opera, Silvio in Pagliacci with Cedar Rapids Opera Theater, Ford in Falstaff with Pacific Opera Project, Valentin in Faust with Tri-Cities Opera, Il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro and Tonio in Pagliacci with Opera Columbus, Tonio in Pagliacci with Opera Idaho, Sonora in La fanciulla del West with Knoxville Opera, and Joseph de Roucher in Dead Man Walking with Opera Fayetteville.

On the concert stage, Mr. Scofield's performances include Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, and an Opera Gala with Boise Baroque, Carmina Buranawith the Plano Symphony, Britten’s War Requiem with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with Opera Orlando and Opera Idaho, a gala concert of Verdi favorites with Gulfshore Opera, and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the Indiana University Orchestra.

A two time Metropolitan Opera Regional Finalist, Daniel is a graduate of the Arizona Opera Marion Roose Pullin Resident Artist Program, and was a member of the Seattle Opera Young Artist Program. Since his residency tenure, Mr. Scofield has performed over two dozen leading roles ranging from Malatesta to Scarpia.

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