Daniel Belcher
United States



Grammy Award-winning baritone Daniel Belcher, a Butler Studio alumnus, has appeared at HGO as Lawrence in The Wreckers (2022), James Addison Mills III in the world premiere of A House without a Christmas Tree (2017), 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 80 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 Peter Eötvös’s Angels in America for the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. In the fall of 2023 he joined the faculty at the University of Houston, and throughout the 2022-23 season served as the resident artist voice teacher with Opera Colorado, where he also performed the role of Fritz/Frank in Die Tote Stadt. In the 2021-22 season, Belcher joined the Metropolitan Opera for Akhnaten and Rigoletto.


Andy Warhol: JACKIE O 1996-97 (World premiere)

Prince Yamadori: MADAME BUTTERFLY 1997-98 

Novice's Friend: BILLY BUDD 1997-98

John Brooke: LITTLE WOMEN 1997-98 (World premiere), 1999-2000

Count Dominik: ARABELLA 1997-98

Dancairo: CARMEN 1997-98 (Miller Outdoor Theatre and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)

Hermann/Schlemil: THE TALES OF HOFFMANN 1998-99

Mr. Lindquist: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC 1998-99 

Orfeo: ORFEO 1998-99

Baklashov/Prison Inspector/Prisoner 2: RESURRECTION 1998-99 (World premiere)

Schaunard: LA BOHÈME 2002-03 

Papageno: THE MAGIC FLUTE 2003-04

Mercutio: ROMEO AND JULIET 2004-05

Billy Budd: BILLY BUDD 2007-08


James Addison Mills III (“Dad”): A HOUSE WITHOUT A CHRISTMAS TREE 2017-18 (World premiere)

Max Detweiler / Co-Host: MY FAVORITE THINGS: SONGS FROM THE SOUND OF MUSIC 2020-21 (TDECU Stadium)  

Lawrence: THE WRECKERS 2022-23