Daniel Scofield, a native of Binghamton, NY, continues to garner acclaim for his performances of the baritone repertoire across the United States. For his appearance in Rigoletto with Opera in the Heights, the Houston Press declared, “He’s the finest court jester I’ve seen in years”.
Last August Daniel began work with Sherrill Milnes as an apprentice with the Savannah Voice Festival, where he studied and performed works of Verdi and Leoncavallo under the famous Verdi baritone, the experience of which he brings with him as he performs excerpts from Un Ballo in Maschera and Pagliacci with the symphonies of Paducah and Punta Gorda, as well as the roles of Rigoletto and Germont with the Painted Sky Opera, and Rapides Symphony. Other engagements this season included a performance of the Britten War Requiem with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in observance of the centennial anniversary of the Armistace, and a return to Opera Idaho in Don Giovanni. Further plans in 2019 feature Daniel debuting with the Maryland Lyric Opera as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, La bohème with Heartland Opera Theatre, Haydn’s Creation with the Boise Baroque Orchestra, Sharpless in an international cast of Madama Butterfly, and Tonio in Pagliacci with Opera Orlando, with future productions of Pagliacci to be announced.
In the 2017-18 season, Mr. Scofield returned to the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice as Schaunard in La bohème, after performances as Malatesta in Don Pasquale on Martha’s Vineyard with Opera at Featherstone. Other season engagements included Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor with Pacific Opera Project, and Gideon March in Little Women with Annapolis Opera; house debuts as the title role in Rigoletto with Gulfshore Opera, and Marcello in La bohème with Opera San Antonio; and soloist in the Plano Symphony’s Carmina Burana. In the 2016-17 season, Mr. Scofield covered the Four Villains in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann for St. Petersburg Opera. Other season engagements include Montano in Otello with Phoenicia Festival of the Voice; Silvio with Cedar Rapids Opera Theater; and Masetto with the South Dakota Symphony. His engagements in the 2015-16 season included Schaunard in La bohème with St Petersburg Opera; Ford in Falstaff; and Lord Henry Wotton in The Portrait of Dorian Grey with Opera Fayetteville. In season 2014-15 he reprised the role of Count Almaviva and Tonio in Le nozze di Figaro and Pagliacci at Opera Columbus; debuted as Valentin in Faust with Tri-Cities Opera, and sang the title role in Rigoletto with Opera in the Heights. His 2013-14 season engagements included Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor with the Southern Illinois Music Festival, also Masetto in Don Giovanni in his debut with Opera San Jose with the late Maestro George Cleve at the podium; other debuts that year included Santa Barbara in Falstaff, and Los Angeles as Count Almaviva with Pacific Opera Project. In 2012-13 he sang the antecedent title roles in Dead Man Walking with Opera Fayetteville and Die Fledermaus with Knoxville Opera, where he also sang Sonora in La Fanciulla del West, for Opera Idaho he performed Tonio in Pagliacci, and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly for Loon Opera in Bemidji, Minnesota.