Daniel O'Hearn, tenor
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 resident artist with The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at The Metropolitan Opera. His 2023-24 season responsibilities include singing The First Armored Guard in Mozart's The Magic Flute and covering Benvolio in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette.
In addition to his current residency, Mr. O'Hearn appears as a guest artist at many opera companies around the United States. This past autumn, he made his debut with Washington Concert Opera, singing the role of Lord Cecil in Donizetti's Roberto Devereux. This past winter, Mr. O'Hearn joined The Metropolitan Opera in their holiday production of Mozart's The Magic Flute, singing The First Armored Man for the opera's opening weekend performances - his first time on the company's roster as well as his Metropolitan Opera debut. Last spring, Mr. O'Hearn made his debut as The Duke of Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto with Vashon Opera in Vashon, WA.
Mr. O'Hearn spent several summers as an apprentice at Santa Fe Opera. There, he covered the roles of Pastore I in Monteverdi's L'orfeo, Remendado in Bizet's Carmen, both The Sailor and The Shepherd in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, Tom Snout in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Peasant in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. In the company's Apprentice Showcase of operatic excerpts, he appeared in scenes as Rodolfo in Giacomo Puccini's La bohème, Faust in Charles Gounod's Faust, Alfred in Strauss II's Die Fledermaus, Remendado in Bizet's Carmen, and MArcellus in Thomas' Hamlet. He spent a season as a resident artist with Pittsburgh Opera in Pittsburgh, PA, where he performed the roles of both Don Basilio and Don Curzio in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Lurcanio in Handel's Ariodante, and Ruiz in Verdi's Il trovatore. He was also with Utah Opera in Salt Lake City, UT for two seasons as a resident artist, singing Bill in Dove’s Flight, Spoletta in Puccini’s Tosca, and Peter Grey in Horovitz's Gentleman's Island, as well as covering Count Almaviva in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia.
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 has performed in both Stravinsky's Pulcinella and Handel’s Messiah with The Utah Symphony under the direction of Maestro Thierry Fischer, as well as Bach's Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 with The Choir of the Madeleine. He recently made his Carnegie Hall debut, singing solos in Vivaldi's Magnificat, RV 610 and Martini's Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina with MidAmerica Productions.
In June of 2020, he graduated with a Master of Music in vocal performance from DePaul University’s School of Music in Chicago, IL.
Mr. O’Hearn has also competed in several 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.