Bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch has earned international acclaim for his portrayal of the principal Mozart roles of Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva, Figaro and Leporello, which he has performed in theatres such as LA Opera, Santa Fe Opera and Dallas Opera. He recently made house debuts at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as Don Giovanni and Opernhaus Zürich as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, and in the current season he returns to Don Giovanni for Italy’s Teatro Udine, conducted by Marco Feruglio.
Showcasing an innate connection to the music of our time, Okulitch has created several principal characters most notably Ennis del Mar in Charles Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain at Teatro Real in Madrid, Seth Brundle in Howard Shore’s The Fly at Paris’ Théâtre de Châtelet and Los Angeles Opera, Mark Rutland in Nico Muhly’s Marnie at English National Opera and LBJ in David T Little’s JFK at Fort Worth Opera and Opéra de Montréal. Daniel Okulitch recently made an acclaimed role debut as The Protector in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin at Opéra de Montréal and further explored the composer’s work in Katie’s Mitchell’s production of Lessons in Love and Violence at Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. The 2022/23 season sees Okulitch at LA Opera for Omar, the first opera by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens and composer Michael Abels, in a production directed by Kaneza Schaal and conducted by Kazem Abdullah, which subsequently travels to Carolina Performing Arts and Boston Lyric Opera. Elsewhere this season he reprises the role of Beck in Joby Talbot’s Everest at London’s Barbican with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nicole Paiement and directed by Leonard Foglia.