Daniel O’Hearn is an emerging operatic tenor from Tinley Park, IL, a south suburb of Chicago.
In June of 2020, he graduated with a master of music in performance from DePaul University’s School of Music in Chicago, IL, where he studied with tenor, Scott Ramsay. He most recently appeared in the university’s operatic productions of Britten’s arrangement of Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera as Captain Macheath, and Cavalli’s L’Egisto as Egisto.
Mr. O'Hearn is currently a resident artist with Utah Opera, his first position in such a role. His 2020/21 season responsibilities include Mr. Gray in Horovitz's Gentleman's Island, Bill in Dove’s Flight, and Spoletta in Puccini’s Tosca. He is also slated to cover other main stage roles and perform for the company’s educational outreach program.
In the summer of 2021, Mr. O'Hearn will be a first year apprentice artist for Santa Fe Opera.
In addition to his operatic work, Mr. O’Hearn has also performed as a soloist in a number of classical concert works in the Chicagoland area. Recently, he has performed in Stravinsky's Pulcinella with the Utah Symphony with Maestro Thierry Fischer, Handel’s Messiah with the Utah Symphony, and in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the DePaul Community Chorus.
Mr. O’Hearn has also competed in several singing competitions, earning an encouragement award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council’s 2019-20 Central Region Finals, winning the 2019 American Prize from the American Prize Oratorio Society of Chicago, and placing first in the 2019 Kleinman Competition. He recently was a Metropolitan Opera National Council’s 2020-21 Utah District winner, and will advance to the Rocky Mountain Regionals in March of 2021.