Interim Artistic Director
Daniel joined Portland Opera as Interim Artistic Director at a time of renewal and growth for the company in the fall of 2019, and ended up spearheading the company’s artistic and production response to the Covid-19 pandemic until summer of 2021. His commitment to keep artists compensated and engaged resulted in the first ever virtual concert featuring soloists, orchestra, and chorus, various live-streamed recitals and productions showcasing the Resident Artists, as well as outdoor concerts. As part of the new strategic plan for the company, he broadened the repertoire selections and helped bolster the company’s connection to Portland’s robust community of artists and audiences.
As General Director Sue Dixon wrote upon hiring him, “[Daniel] has a proven commitment to the beauty and breadth of this amazing art form and brings a passionate and informed perspective to the challenges that our company faces. The future of Portland Opera will shine brighter as a result of his collaborations with us.”
About Portland Opera
Portland Opera exists to inspire, challenge, and uplift our audiences by creating productions of high artistic quality that celebrate the beauty and breadth of opera. Since 1964, Portland Opera has contributed to the cultural, artistic, and economic landscape of the city and region that we love. We celebrate the beauty and breadth of the opera repertoire with performances that take place in the Keller Auditorium, Newmark Theatre, and the Gregory K. and Mary Chomenko Hinckley Studio Theatre at the Hampton Opera Center. The company is also a committed educational partner, touring fully staged operas to schools and community centers throughout Oregon and SW Washington region each year, in addition to a host of other efforts designed to make opera accessible for all. Visit the Portland Opera website here.