Daniel Norman, tenor

After reading Engineering at Oxford, Daniel Norman studied singing in Banff, Tanglewood and at the Royal Academy of Music. He has an international career of concert, opera, broadcast and recording engagements, and has appeared in the opera houses of Paris, Verona, St Petersburg, Munich, Wexford, Lyon, Boston, Glyndebourne and Covent Garden. He lives in Oxford with his wife and their three sons.

Amongst his recent highlights are Borsa/Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House, White Minister/Le Grand Macabre for ENO, Judas/Last Supper (Birtwistle) with the London Sinfonietta in Milan and Turin, and Britten’s St Nicolas for BBC radio and television. He has sung Messiah with the Minnesota Orchestra and David Hill, the Britten Canticles with Julius Drake at the Oxford Lieder Festival, the title role in Peter Maxwell Davies’ Taverner with Martyn Brabbins for the BBC, and Basilio/Nozze di Figaro at Garsington. Further work has included Holst’s Sāvitri with the London Sinfonietta, Britten’s Canticle III at Kings Place, The Lost Chord for Opera North, Delius’s Mass of Life with BBC Philharmonic, Carmina Burana in Bogotá and his first performances of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius and Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass.

His latest recording credits include Britten’s Winter Words and Who are these Children?, Beethoven’s 9th symphony (Minnesota Orchestra/Vanska), Arne’s Artaxerxes (Classical Opera Company), The NMC Songbook, and Argento’s Jonah and the Whale (Boston Modern Orchestra Project).

Future plans include Stravinsky’s Renard with Avanti in Helsinki and Paris, Britten’s Serenade in Cobham, a second CD of Britten songs (including all five Canticles), and Britten’s War Requiem in Coventry and Westminster Cathedrals. Additionally, he will be singing the title role in Vaughan Williams’ Hugh the Drover (New Sussex Opera), Goro/Madama Butterfly and Tchekalinsky/Queen of Spades (Opera North), Messiah at the Brighton Dome, and Moser/Meistersinger and Basilio/Nozze di Figaro at Glyndebourne.

 

Performances with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra