Boaz Daniel starts the 2018/19 season with performances of Strauss` Frau ohne Schatten at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. After that he makes his role debut as Michele in Puccini’s Tabarro at the Wiener Volksoper, which will present him again as Franz in Verdi’s Masnadieri. At the Wiener Staatsoper he will perform Besenbinder in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel as well as Marcello in La Bohème and Klingsor in Parsifal. Subsequently, he will return to the Berliner Staatsoper as Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. This season’s concerts take him to Munich to perform Mahler’s Symphony No.8 together with the Münchner Philharmoniker and to Bregenz to perform under the baton of Kirill Petrenko.
Highlights of his 2017/18 season included Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde at Staatsoper Berlin, at the Budapest Wagner Festival, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, and in Perth. Before that he was a guest in Tokyo (Carmen), in Budapest (Rienzi, concert version) and in Canada at the Lanaudiere Festival (Parsifal). As in the seasons before, he could also be heard in leading roles during his residency period at the Wiener Staatsoper.
In 2015/2016 Mr. Daniel appeared at the Semperoper Dresden as Conte Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro. Alongside his commitments at the Wiener Staatsoper, he sang Schönberg’s Jakobsleiter with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester in Berlin, Schönberg’s Gurre Lieder at the Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen under Ingo Metzmacher, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Oper Köln, Gunther in Götterdämmerung at the Staatsoper Berlin, and Don Pizarro in Israel under the baton of Zubin Mehta. In 2014/2015 he made his debut at the Teatro alla Scala Milano with Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten, as well as his debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde.
During the 2010/2011 season Mr. Daniel made his role debut as Klingsor in the new production of Parsifal at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Further projects led him, amongst others, to the Salzburger Festspiele with Die Soldaten, to the Wiener Staatsoper with Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, to London with Tristan und Isolde at BBC-Proms and to Cologne where he sang Amfortas and Klingsor in Carlus Padrissa’s (La Fura dels Baus) new production of Parsifal, and to the Deutsche Oper Berlin with the part of Posa in Don Carlo and with the part of Kurwenal in Tristan and Isolde, which he also sang at the Staatsoper Hamburg
In 2008, after performances of Tristan in Tokyo on tour with the Opera Bastille Paris under Semyon Bychkov, he gave his successful debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Ford in Falstaff, followed by Ernani in 2009. In autumn 2008 he gave his debut at Oper Frankfurt as Renato in Ballo in Maschera, followed by his debuts at the Semperoper Dresden as Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde in February 2009, and at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Heerrufer in Lohengrin in April 2009.
During the 2006/2007 season he sang Posa in Don Carlo in Tel Aviv and in L’Ape Musicale at the Theater an der Wien. In the same year he gave his highly acclaimed debut as Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde at the San Francisco Opera. In April 2007 he presented concert performances of La Bohème with the Orchestra of the Bayerische Rundfunk in Munich, together with Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon, under the baton of Bertrand de Billy, which were published on CD and DVD. He is also to be heard on a recording of Tristan und Isolde under Donald Runnicles, amongst others.
In May 2004, he made his debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Enrico in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. Mr. Daniel is a regular guest at opera houses and on concert stages under renowned conductors all over the world. In autumn 2000, he sang the title role in Don Giovanni at the Wiener Volksoper, in summer 2002 he made his debut at the Salzburger Festspiele in a new production of Turandot, followed by concert performances of Tristan und Isolde (Kurwenal) with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at London’s Barbican Hall.
Boaz Daniel was born in Tel-Aviv, where in 1996 he graduated from the Rubin Academy of Music and after moving to Vienna he completed a second degree at the Vienna Conservatory. During his studies he had several engagements with the New Israeli Opera. Mr. Daniel has been connected to the Wiener Staatsoper since 1998 (until 2005 as ensemble member, and since then as guest performer) where he has performed a wide repertoire including Falstaff (Ford), Tristan und Isolde (Kurwenal), Madama Butterfly (Sharpless), Manon Lescaut (Lescaut), Le Nozze di Figaro (Graf), L´Elisir d´Amore (Belcore), Puritani, Simone Boccanegra (Paolo), La Boheme (Marcello), Lohengrin (Heerrufer), Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor, Die Fledermaus, La Juive, Pique Dame, Faust and Don Carlo, Götterdämmerung (Gunther) and Un ballo in maschera (Renato).
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