GRAMMY® Award-winning baritone Daniel Belcher has performed in many of the world’s music capitals, including Paris, London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Geneva, Madrid, Toronto, Montreal, Tokyo, Seoul and Houston. With a repertoire of more than 80 roles, Belcher has championed roles from the Baroque to those composed expressly for him. He came to international attention in 2004 creating the role of Prior Walter in Peter Eötvös’ Angels in America for the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris for which he was hailed by London’s The Guardian as “possessing the kind of powerhouse stuff that indicates a star in the making.”
Belcher most recently created the roles of Inspector Kildare in Elizabeth Cree at Opera Philadelphia, James Addison III in The House Without a Christmas Tree at Houston Grand Opera (recorded on the Pentatone label), Lord Bellingham in The Scarlet Letter at Opera Colorado (released on the Naxos label), Brian Castner in The Long Walk with Opera Saratoga, and Robert Kennedy in Waiting for Miss Monroe for his debut at The Netherlands Opera and Holland Festival. His 2019-2020 season included joining The Metropolitan Opera for Akhnaten, his debut with On Site Opera as Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Ponchel in Silent Night with Utah Opera, and Lorenzo in Capuletti e I Montecchi with Opera San Antonio. This season’s engagements include William in The Fall of the House of Usher with Boston Lyric Opera, a return to On Site Opera for Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors, a concert with the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and Older Thompson in Glory Denied with Berkshire Opera Festival as well as canceled or postponed performances as Baron Duphol in La Traviata with Lyric Opera Kansas City, the Marquis in La Traviata with The Metropolitan Opera, and Max Detweiler in The Sound of Music with Houston Grand Opera.