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 all bass-baritone roles, especially Wotan and Hagen in Wagner’s Ring Cycle.
He has participated in performances of the Ring in New York, Los Angeles, Strasbourg, San Francisco, Cologne, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Seattle, Melbourne, and Adelaide, most notably as Hagen. He has performed Hunding in concert for the Hong Kong, Atlanta, Stuttgart and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. Additionally, he has bowed as Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier with Welsh National, Scottish and Melbourne Operas, San Francisco and the Metropolitan Opera, Scarpia in Tosca in Washington, Wales, Adelaide, and Knoxville, Jochanaan in Salome in Washington, Hamburg, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Leeds, and Sydney, Boris in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Nantes and Sydney, and Klingsor in Parsifal in Hamburg, Barcelona, and Adelaide.