A graduate of San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Adler Fellow Program, American Daniel Montenegro is recognized for a flexible and distinctive tenor voice and a varied repertoire of bel canto, verismo and contemporary roles.
Recent seasons have seen Daniel make his European opera debut at the Théâtre du Châtelet as Mario in Daniel Catán’s Il Postino alongside Plácido Domingo, as well as a number of significant role and company debuts including Roderigo (Otello) with San Francisco Opera under Nicola Luisotti, Alfredo (La Traviata) with Minnesota Opera, Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) with Washington National Opera, Pang (Turandot) at the Hollywood Bowl conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and most recently Romeo (Roméo et Juliette) for Tulsa Opera and at the Castleton Festival.
As a San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow and former Resident Artist of the Minnesota Opera, Daniel has sung a wealth of roles including Liverotto and Rustighello (Lucrezia Borgia), Remendado (Carmen), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Nick (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Flavio (Norma). He has also sung the Steersman (Der fliegende Holländer) with both Portland and Arizona Operas and the Shepherd in Peter Sellars’ production of Oedipus Rex at the Sydney Festival. An ongoing collaboration with Los Angeles Opera has brought appearances in several productions including the world premiere of Lee Holdridge’s Concierto para Mendez, La Traviata (released on DVD), Carmen, Luisa Fernanda and Il tabarro.
Daniel features on Great Voices Sing John Denver alongside Plácido Domingo and many other key operatic names; the disc was released on the MRI Associated label in June 2013.