Now in the fourth decade 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. The 2021-2022 season features Escamillo in Carmen and König Heinrich in Lohengrin, both for Opera Australia in 2022. He also makes company and role debuts as Rocco in Beethoven’s Fidelio with Irish National Opera and Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance with Atlanta Opera.