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BIOGRAPHY

Tenor Daniel is successful in wide variety of repertoire, from Baroque to modern opera. He is just as proficient in Operetta as in works by Verdi, Wagner and Strauss. His repertoire includes roles such as Caramello (Eine Nacht in Venedig), Edwin (Die Csárdásfürstin), Tassilo (Gräfin Mariza), Leopold (Im Weißen Rössl), und Sou-Chong (Land des Lächelns), but also many operatic roles such as Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Lenski (Eugen Onegin), Idomeneo (Idomeneo), Don José (Carmen), Flamand (Capriccio) and Walther v. d. Vogelweide (Tannhäuser).

 

In addition to standard repertoire, Mr. Szeili has both a propensity for easily learning and for performing more contemporary operas like Mieczysław Weinberg’s Die Passagierin (Walter) and also Ferdinand in Thomas Adés’ The Tempest.  He has also successfully performed in rarely produced operas such as Lortzing’s Regina (Richard), Johan Messenius in Jacopo Foroni’s, Cristina, Regina di Svezia or Doufi/Orpheus in Per Nørgard’s, The Divine Tivoli.

 

Daniel Szeili has performed in many theaters throughout Europe:  Aalto Theater Essen, Staatsoperette Dresden, Oper Leipzig, Theater Bremen, Staatstheater Meiningen, Deutsche Nationaltheater Weimar, Volkstheater Rostock, Theater Krefeld/Mönchengladbach, Thüringer Bühnen Gera, Stadttheater Bern, Teatro Carlo Fenice di Genua, Teatro Regio di Parma,Teatro Sociale di Como, Oper Krakau, Landestheater Linz and the Danish National Opera in Aarhus.

He has collaborated with well renowned stage-directors like Sandra Leupold, Anthony Pilavacchi, Thaddeus Strassberger, Axel Köhler, Karl Absenger, Rosetta Cucchi und Philipp Kochheim.

 

Mr. Szeili has consistently appeared in numerous Festivals. In 2006 he made his debut as Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) at the Opernfestspiele Heidenheim, in 2011 he appeared at the Italian Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca and in 2013 he made his Debut at the famous Wexford Festival Opera as Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata. In 2016 he was very successful with the part of Thoas in „Iphigenie auf Tauris“ at the Internationale Gluck-Festspiele in Nürnberg.

 

Daniel Szeili is equally committed to the Concert/Oratorio repertoire, and has performed the Mozart Requiem, Mahler’s Lied von der Erde, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s Oratorium Elias, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. 

He performs regularly with prestigious orchestras like the Nürnberger Symphoniker, Leipziger Symphoniker, the Thüringer Philharmonie Gotha, the Festival Orchester Basel, the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, the Prager Philharmoniker, the Copenhagen Phil, the Symphonieorchester Aarhus and the Aalborg Symphonieorchester. 

 

Daniel Szeili was born in Rosenheim, Germany. After High School he studied Theater and Music Sciences at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, while simultaneously taking private singing and acting classes. 

 

From 2008 to 2013 Daniel Szeili was a principal soloist in the ensemble of the Theater Lübeck, where he performed parts like Tamino, Jenik (Bartered Bride), Italian Singer (Der Rosenkavalier), Fenton (Falstaff), Macduff in (Macbeth), Idomeneo, and Sou-Chong. 

The Friends of Theater Lübeck Society honored him in 2013 with the Jürgen-Fehling-Theater Award. 

 

In the season 2014/15 he left Lübeck to join the Ensemble of the Staatstheater Meiningen where he successfully performed the role debuts of Tichon (Katja Kabanova), Gabriel Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus) und Walther von der Vogelweide.

 

In 2018 Mr. Szeili joined the Ensemble of the Danish National Opera in Aarhus as principle soloist, where he made role debuts as Walter (Die Passagierin) and as Don José (Carmen). 

 

Daniel Szeili can be heard on several CD recordings, notably on a live recording of Per Nørgard’s The Divine Tivoli at the Stadttheater Bern, (Dacapo Records).

Additionally, his most recent run of performances with the Danish National Opera as Kurfürst von Sachsen in „Michael Kohlhaas“  (P.v. Klenau) was broadcasted by the Danish Radio and will be produced as a live performance CD.

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