In the thirty-second year of his career, Daniel Sumegi has sung over one hundred operatic roles on many of the world’s major stages, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, and Seattle Opera, as well as at Opera Australia in his home country. He has also appeared in the opera houses of Bonn, Cologne, Frankfurt and Hamburg, as well as Paris, Barcelona, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Houston, among many others.


Regarded equally for his dynamic acting as much as his singing, his broad repertoire encompasses all periods of music, from Monteverdi, Mozart and Beethoven to Britten, Maxwell-Davies, Michael Tippett, and Kevin Puts with a special focus on the Germanic and Slavic composers. Some favorite repertoire includes  Wotan and Hagen in Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Strauss’ Baron Ochs, Orest and Jochanaan, Mozart’s Sarastro and Commendatore, Verdi’s Grand Inquisitor and Sparafucile, Offenbach’s Four Villains, and Puccini’s Scarpia. Recent engagements include Hunding in Act 1 of Die Walküre for Atlanta, Stuttgart and Melbourne Symphonies, Pogner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for Opera Australia, Jochanaan in Salome for New Israeli Opera, the title role in Der fliegende Holländer for Malmö Opera in Sweden, and Zuniga in Carmen for Seattle Opera. Future engagements include Die Walküre in Singapore, Salome with Victorian Opera, Lohengrin, Eugene Onegin, and Der Ring des Nibelungen with Opera Australia, and productions of Die Zauberflöte and Rusalka (theaters to be announced).

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"With its cavernous auditorium, The Palais is the closest thing Victoria has to a grand European opera house. The acoustic is no challenge for Australian bass-baritone Daniel Sumegi or English tenor Ian Storey, who give thrilling vocal turns as Jochanaan and Herod resp...


The Age/Sydney Morning Herald – June 21 (Cameron Woodhead)

"As Judge Turpin, Daniel Sumegi’s malevolent credentials are beyond reproach – he sang Hagen, after all, in Neil Armfield’s Ring Cycle for Opera Australia. Here his acting channels the ghost of Alan Rickman in t...


The Jerusalem Post – January 20, 2019 (Irving Spitz)

"The Australian, Daniel Sumegi, with his burnished bass-baritone voice was an impressive Jochanaan. His vocal power and stamina were ideal for the role."

Opera – April, 2019 (John Allison)

"Sporting sci-fi dreadlocks,...

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