Boasting a repertoire both vast and eclectic, John Daszak is now widely considered as one of the most versatile of British tenors.
The current season’s highlights include his first Siegfried (Götterdämmerung) in São Paulo, Brazil. He also sings Prince Andrey Khovansky (Khovanshchina) under Lawrence Foster at Oper Frankfurt; Jimmy (Mahagonny) at the Komische Oper, Berlin; Male Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia) at Maggio Musicale di Firenze; the title role in Peter Grimes for Royal Swedish Opera and both Erik (Der fliegende Holländer) and the Verdi Requiem with the Sydney Symphony under David Robertson.
"Vere was written for the tenor Peter Pears, who sang it at the Met when this production was new. John Daszak made his Met debut on Friday as Vere and won a rousing ovation ... he is an intelligent and deeply expressive singer who makes every word count with impeccable English diction." (The New York Times, May 2012)
"The role of the captain was taken in this revival by tenor John Daszak in his Met debut. He sang with a bright, pungent tone and notably crisp diction. He was persuasive both as an old man tormented by guilt and as an embattled captain facing an impossible choice." (The Huffington Post, May 2012)
"...the dangerously demented Grishka of John Daszak, who performed virtuoso bar tricks and raised drunkenness to new levels of tenorial brilliance” (Netherlands Opera - The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh, Opera Magazine, May 2012)
"Thanks to John Daszak's searingly sung and acted Dwarf - this fine British tenor has really found his true metier and more appropriate roles since he left the roster of ENO - Zemlinsky's opera had a powerful impact and Jarzyna's idea of making the central character a 'normal' man surrounded by ghastly grotesques made the opera seem even nastier than it usually is." (Der Zwerg - Bayerische Staatsoper - Opera Magazine, July 2011)
"If there is another "star" part in this most ensemble of ensemble operas it is Loge, here the subtle, ironic, wily, John Daszak, almost always weaving his way around the stage in his standing moto, a lyrical, musical, dramatic presence with a voice the timbre of which reminded me of the late great Gerhard Stolze without the mannerisms." (I. Martinez-Ybor, February 2010)
“John Daszak is magnetic as Mephistopheles.” (Financial Times, July 2008)
"John Daszak has a flexible, beautiful voice combined with most intelligent, effortless characterisation." (Frankfurter Allgemeine)
Lawrence Foster makes debut at Oper Frankfurt with John Daszak
John Daszak makes his role debut as Siegfried in Sao Paulo
John Daszak makes his US debut in Billy Budd at The Metropolitan Opera
Georg Nigl and John Daszak appear in Wozzeck at Staatsoper Berlin
John Daszak appears in a new production of Saint François d'Assise at the Bayerische Staatsoper
John Daszak appears in Wozzeck at Staatsoper unter den Linden