In the thirty-third 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. 2020-2021 engagements include Die Walküre (Singapore), Salome (Victorian Opera) and Bluebeard’s Castle (Opera Australia); in October 2021, he makes his début as Wotan/The Wanderer in Opera Australia’s new production of Der Ring des Nibelungen.

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