Daniel Cole, Bass
Daniel Cole brings to the stage an attractive basso cantante voice, an elegant stage presence, and an astute musical intelligence. After interrupting his doctoral degree in conducting from Indiana University School of music to pursue a Professional Studies in Opera degree at Temple University, he subsequently placed first in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions in the New Jersey district and first again in the New York regional finals. Since then Mr. Cole has appeared in theatres in Lisbon (Il Re in Aida ), Cologne (Colline in La Boheme), Taiwan (Colline) Amsterdam (Voice of God in Stravinsky's The Flood) , New York (Marco in L'Arlesiana at Alice Tully Hall) and throughout the United States .He has also established a respectable concert career, including performances of Penderecki's St. Luke Passion with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Mozart's Mass in C minor with the Canton ( Ohio ) Symphony, and the Mozart Requiem in his debut at Carnegie Hall with MidAmerica Productions
In 2004, Mr. Cole made his debut with the Dayton and Kentucky Opera Companies, as Colline with the former, and as the First Soldier (Salome ) with the latter, followed by a debut with Opera Boston as Wurm in Verdi's Luisa Miller . In May, he made his debut with the Cincinnati May Festival, James Conlon conducting, in excerpts from Die Meistersinger , and in the summer, he returned to Utah Festival Opera for Alidoro in La Cenerentola and Sparafucile in Rigoletto . Mr. Cole also made his debut with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in performances of Bernard Rands' Canti dell'Eclissi , returned to the Cincinnati Symphony for Haydn's Mass in Time of War, and was the bass soloist for Beethoven's Mass in C under the baton of Jane Glover.
In 2005, Mr. Cole again appeared with Utah Festival Opera to sing the roles of Timur in Turando t and Reverand Hale in The Crucible . Following a recital with Martin Katz he then returned to Opera Boston to sing the Secret Police Agent in Menotti's The Consul and made his debut with Fargo-Moorhead Civic Opera as Sarastro in The Magic Flute . Mr. Cole also performed his first Die Winterreise with pianist William Ransom at the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival.
In 2006 and 2007, Mr. Cole was seen as Alidoro in Opera Carolina's produduction of La Cenerentola , and as Lucius in a revival of Seymour Barab's Phillip Marshall with Western Plains Opera. Other engagements included a performances of Handel's Messiah in Philadelphia , and a return to Fargo-Moorhead as Sparafucile.
Mr. Cole served on the voice faculty at the University of Delaware from 2004-2007. He is currently the Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia , South Carolina . He maintains an active performaing career, including upcoming performances and a recording of Dominic Argento's Johnah, with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
Mr. Cole and his wife Holly have three boys, Nathanael, Benjamin and Timothy. They reside in Columbia , SC.
OPERATIC ROLES PERFORMED
ORATORIO and CONCERTS PERFORMED
*indicates future performance
Atlanta Emory Chamber Music Society with Pianist William Ransom, April 2005
University of Delaware with Martin Katz, Suzanne Mentzer, William Ferguson, Nov. 2005
Cashier-Highlands Chamber Music Festival, Winterreise with Pianist William Ransom, Nov. 2005
1 st Place , New Jersey District: Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions,1999
1 st Place , New York Region: Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, 1999
National Semi-Finalist: MacAllister Awards, 2000
2 nd Place , New Jersey Performing Arts Alliance Vocal Competition, 1999
Voice Teachers: Robert McFarland, Jerome Hines, Costanza Cuccaro
Directors: James Marvel, Jay Lesenger, Colin Graham, David Gately, Peter Sellars
Conductors: Gerald Steichen, Karen Keltner, Robert Porco, Willie Waters, Joseph Illick, Raymond Leppard, Grant Llewelyn.
Coaches: Fiora Contino
Indiana University School of Music, DM in Conducting, 2004
Temple University School of Music, Professional Diploma in Opera, 1999
Indiana University School of Music, MM in Conducting, 1995
Emory University , BA in Music, 1993
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