Baritone (United States)
James Addison Mills III (“Dad”) in The House without a Christmas Tree. Previously: Taddeo in The Italian Girl in Algiers (2012); the title role in Billy Budd (2008); Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (2005); Papageno in The Magic Flute (2004); Schaunard in La bohème (2002); John Brooke in Little Women (2000 and world premiere in 1998); Baklashov/Prison Inspector/Prisoner 2 in the world premiere of Resurrection, the title role in Orfeo, Mr. Lindquist in A Little Night Music (1999); Novice’s Friend in Billy Budd, Prince Yamadori in Madame Butterfly (1998); Andy Warhol in the world premiere of Jackie O (1997). HGO Studio artist (1997–99).
About the Artist:
Grammy Award–winning baritone Daniel Belcher, an HGO Studio alumnus (1997–99), has appeared at HGO as Taddeo in The Italian Girl in Algiers (2012), the title role in Billy Budd (2008), Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (2005), Papageno in The Magic Flute (2004), Schaunard in La bohème (2002), John Brooke in Little Women (2000 and world premiere in 1998), and the title role in Orfeo (1999), among others. With a repertoire of more than 70 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 Péter Eötvös’s Angels in America for the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Most recently, he created the roles of Lord Bellingham in Lori Laitman’s The Scarlet Letter at Opera Colorado (recording released by Naxos), Brian Castner in Jeremy Howard Beck’s The Long Walk with Opera Saratoga, and Robert Kennedy in Robin de Raaff’s Waiting for Miss Monroe for his debut at the Netherlands Opera and Holland Festival. Earlier this season, he returned to Opera Philadelphia as Inspector Kildare in the world premiere of Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Elizabeth Cree and Utah Opera as Gabriel von Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus. This season, he also debuts as the Street Singer and Tiger Brown in The Threepenny Opera at Boston Lyric Opera and as the Captain in Hans Werner Henze’s The Bassarids for his first performances in Madrid.