Daniel Norman was a choral scholar at New College Oxford, and went on to study in the US and Canada and at the Royal Academy of Music. His concert repertoire ranges from Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem, to Delius’s Mass of Life, Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, Stravinsky’s Les Noces and Maxwell Davies’s Taverner, at venues such as the Concertgebouw, the Royal Albert Hall, and the Royal Festival Hall. He recently sang Britten’s War Requiem with Philharmonia Taiwan. His recordings include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (Vänsä/Minnesota Orchestra), and a solo CD of Britten’s Winter Words.
Opera roles include Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw (Glyndebourne on Tour), Borsa in Rigoletto (Covent Garden), Mao in Nixon in China (Opera Boston and Verona), White Minister in Le Grand Macabre (English National Opera), the title role in Hugh the Drover (New Sussex Opera), and Moser in Die Meistersinger (Glyndebourne Festival). Recent engagements include Mime in Das Rheingold for Oviedo Opera, Carmina Burana at the Royal Albert Hall, Messiah at Wells Cathedral, Red Whiskers in Billy Budd for Glyndebourne in New York, a double bill commission of The Commission and Café Kafka in an Opera North/Aldeburgh/ROH Linbury collaboration directed by Annabel Arden, Kodály’s Psalmus Hungaricus with Oslo Domkor, and St. John Passion in Milan. Engagements in 2014/2015 include Liberto/Soldier in L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Gastone in La Traviata, Gheraldo in Gianni Schicchi, and Offstage Voice in La Vida Breve, all for Opera North, and recitals with Oxford Lieder Festival and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Het Gelders Orkest. Subsequent engagements include Dream of Gerontius at Ely Cathedral and Steva in Jenufa for Opera North.