Daniel Norman was a choral scholar at New College Oxford, where he read Engineering. He went on to study in the US and Canada and at the Royal Academy of Music.
Concert performances have included Wozzeck with Daniel Harding and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Evangelist in Bach St John Passion at the Festival Hall, Tippett A Child of Our Time with the CBSO and the Northern Sinfonia, Britten Les Illuminations and Mozart Requiem with Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic, Britten Nocturne with Edward Gardner, Britten Serenade in Tel Aviv, Britten St Nicolas at the Gulbenkian in Porto and for the BBC Concert Orchestra, Stravinsky Les Noces with Martha Argerich, Bach St Matthew Passion at the Concertgebouw and for the Sønderjyllands Symfonieorkester in Denmark, Beethoven 9th Symphony for Minnesota Orchestra and with Het Gelders Orkest, Holst Savitri with London Sinfonietta, Sam Kaplan in Weill’s Street Scene at the BBC Proms, St John Passion for The King’s Consort (Matthew Halls), Judas in Birtwistle’s The Last Supper for London Sinfonietta in Italy, Argento’s Jonah & the Whale in Boston, Messiah at the Royal Festival Hall, Delius Mass of Life with the BBC Philharmonic, Haydn Stabat Mater with Europa Galante and Fabio Biondi, Stravinsky’s In Memoriam Dylan Thomas with the CBSO, Renard (Helsinki, Paris & South Bank), Britten War Requiem for Southbank Sinfonia and for Philharmonia Taiwan, Kodaly Psalmus Hungaricus with Oslo Domkor, St John Passion in Milan and Yan Tan Tethera with Britten Sinfonia, Dream of Gerontius at Ely Cathedral (Cambridge Philharmonic Society) and recitals at Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and for Oxford Lieder.
Recent engagements include Laca Jenufa at the Longborough Festival and Red Whiskers Billy Budd for Opera North and engagements in 2017 include Judas The Last Supper with BBC Scottish Symphony (Brabbins), Philip Glass The Trial with Scottish Opera, Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground in Dublin, St Matthew Passion with the Dunedin Consort, further performances of Billy Budd at the Aldeburgh Festival and Glagolitic Mass at the Three Choirs Festival, Worcester.
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Daniel trained at Goldsmiths University of London and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. In 2015 he received the Garsington Opera Simon Sandbach Award for outstanding professionalism and musical talent displayed during the Festival that year.
A member of the Garsington Opera Alvarez Young Artists’ Scheme since 2014, Daniel has sung the role of Hotel Waiter (Britten Death in Venice) and Count Almaviva, Don Giovanni and Don Alfonso in a performance of Mozart's Phoenix at West Green House. For Garsington Opera he has covered the roles of English Clerk (Britten Death in Venice), Taddeo (Rossini L'italiana in Algeri) and Legal Counsellor (Strauss Intermezzo). He works closely with the Education department at Garsington and Opera for All, facilitating workshops to engage the next generation of opera audiences.
Daniel has worked with Birmingham Opera Company as a Chorus Mentor in their productions of Dido & Aeneas (Purcell), The Ice Break (Tippett) and KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry (Mussorgsky) which was named Best New Production at the Internal Opera Awards in 2015.
He also performed as a member of the Glyndebourne Chorus from 2012 -
Daniel is delighted to be returning to sing with the Hutton & Shenfield Choral Society, with whom he has previously performed The Armed Man (Karl Jenkins) in 2014 and St John Passion (Bach) in 2013.
Born in London, James McOran-
He trained as a singer in Milan and at the National Opera Studio in London before making his UK debut as title role Don Giovanni and Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro for Opera North. His broad repertoire now encompasses more than fifty roles. Significant appearances include Onegin for Grange Park Opera and at Cadogan Hall, the Sky Arts Award-
He first appeared at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris with Emilio Sagi’s production of The Sound of Music, returning for Kurt Weil’s Street Scene, which opened at the Young Vic in London before touring to Paris, the Theater an der Wien (Vienna) and the Liceu in Barcelona. His has toured The Elixir of Love three times to Ireland, and recently reprised the role of Belcore for Nevill Holt Opera. For Buxton Festival he sang Adolf in Dvorjak’s The Jacobin and performed Winterreise in collaboration with pianist James Southall and artistic director Alexander Anderson-
Additional concert performances have included the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Chiesa San Carlo in Milan, St David’s Hall in Cardiff, Crush Room Covent Garden and the Birmingham Symphony Hall. His performing career has also encompassed film and theatre and he has recently directed three operatic productions.