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D A N I E L  O ' H E A R N

Hailed by onStage Pittsburgh for his "pure and true, distinctly timbred tenor voice," Daniel O'Hearn is an emerging full lyric tenor. A native of Chicago, IL, Mr. O'Hearn is currently a second-year resident artist with The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at The Metropolitan Opera. His 2024-25 season responsibilities include Ruiz in Il trovatore and The Master of Ceremonies in The Queen of Spades. In addition to productions at The Met this season, he will cover The Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto with Lyric Opera of Chicago and will sing his role debut as Alfredo in La traviata with Annapolis Opera. In June of 2024, Mr. O'Hearn won the 2nd place prize at the 42nd International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition Finals Concert held in Jūrmala, Latvia.

Other recent operatic performances include: The First Armored Guard (in both the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons) in The Magic Flute
and Benvolio cover in Roméo et Juliette at The Metropolitan Opera; debuted both the roles of Roméo in Roméo et Juliette and The Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto with Vashon Opera; Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer, Don Basilio/Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro, Ruiz in Il trovatore, and Lurcanio in Ariodante with Pittsburgh Opera; Lord Cecil in Roberto Devereux with Washington Concert Opera; Bill in Flight, Spoletta in Tosca, Mr. Grey in Gentleman's Island, and Count Almaviva cover in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Utah Opera; Pastore I cover in L'orfeo, Tom Snout cover in A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Shepherd/The Sailor cover in Tristan und Isolde, and The Peasant cover in Eugene Onegin with Santa Fe Opera.

Mr. O'Hearn has also appeared in scenes program performances as: Rodolfo from La bohème, and Edgardo from Lucia di Lammermoor with The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at The Metropolitan Opera; Faust from Faust, Rodolfo from La bohème, Alfred from Die Fledermaus, Remendado from Carmen, and Marcellus from Hamlet with Santa Fe Opera.

In addition to his work in operatic productions, Mr. O’Hearn has also performed as a soloist in a number of classical concert works. Recently, he was the tenor soloist cover for Orchestrating Maestro: Music and Conversation, a concert performed by the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin which featured music from Bradley Cooper's Academy Award nominated film Maestro. Other recent concert performances include: a recital featuring Britten's On This Island, Op. 11 and excerpts from Wolfs Italienisches Liederbuch and Mörike-Lieder with pianist Bin Yu Sanford and The Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium; Stravinsky's Pulcinella and Handel’s Messiah with The Utah Symphony under the direction of Maestro Thierry Fischer; Bach's Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 with The Choir of the Madeleine; Vivaldi's Magnificat, RV 610 and Martini's Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina with MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall.

As well as his recent participation in The Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, Mr. O’Hearn has also competed in other singing competitions, winning a Metropolitan Opera National Council 2021-2022 Grand Finalist prize. He was also the winner of the 2019 American Prize from the American Prize Oratorio Society of Chicago and placed first in the 2019 Kleinman Competition.

In addition to his Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program residency, Mr. O'Hearn is an alumni of the young artist/apprenticeship programs of Pittsburgh Opera (2022-23), Santa Fe Opera (2021, 2022, 2023), and Utah Opera (2020-21, 2021-22). In 2020, he graduated with a Master of Music in vocal performance from DePaul University’s School of Music in Chicago, IL, from which he also holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition and Theory.

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