Daniel O'Hearn is an emerging full lyric tenor with a powerful Italianate ring.
Hailing from Chicago, IL, Mr. O'Hearn is currently a resident artist with Pittsburgh Opera in Pittsburgh, PA. His 2022/23 season responsibilities include performing 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.
This winter, Mr. O'Hearn will join The Metropolitan Opera in their holiday production of Mozart's The Magic Flute, covering The First Armored Man - his first time on The Met Roster.
In May of 2023, Mr. O'Hearn will debut the role of The Duke of Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto with Vashon Opera in Vashon, WA.
Mr. O'HEarn spent two summers (2020-22) as an apprentice at Santa Fe Opera. There, he covered the roles of 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 Alfred in Strauss II's Die Fledermaus, Remendado in Bizet's Carmen, and MArcellus in Thomas' Hamlet. He also sang in the chorus.
He was also with Utah Opera in Salt Lake City, UT for two seasons (2020-22) 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 operatic work, 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.
In June of 2020, he graduated with a Master of Music in 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.
Mr. O'Hearn is managed by Stratagem Artists.