Daniel Sumegi | Bass-Baritone


Daniel Sumegi


Daniel Sumegi has sung on many international opera stages, including the Metropolitan, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington National, Seattle. He has also performed in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Bonn, Paris, Barcelona, Dallas and Houston, and also Opera Australia in his home country. His future engagements include König Heinrich in Wagner’s Lohengrin, Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen and a postponed debut as Wotan/Wanderer in Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, all for Opera Australia, as well as Sergeant of Police in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance for Atlanta Opera. Recent engagements include the title role in Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Pogner in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Ramfis in Verdi’s Aida for Opera Australia, the title role in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer for Malmö Opera, Jochanaan in Strauss’s Salome for New Israeli Opera and Victorian Opera, and Zuniga in Carmen for Seattle Opera. He also made his music theatre debut, as Judge Turpin in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, in Australia. Regarded equally for his dynamic acting as his singing, his 110-role repertoire spans the music of Monteverdi and Mozart to Michael Tippett, Peter Maxwell-Davies and Kevin Puts. He has participated in Ring Cycles in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cologne, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Seattle, Melbourne and Adelaide, most notably as Hagen. Additionally, he has performed Hunding in concert in Hong Kong, Atlanta, Stuttgart, Singapore and Melbourne. He appears on CD and DVD in Bellini, Wagner, Strauss and Mozart.

October 2021