||Daniel C. Stein
||Adjunct Professor of Music
BM – Voice Performance – Wright State University
MM – Voice Performance – University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Tenor Daniel C. Stein, whose voice has been described as “ringing” and “warm and flexible”, will be making his debut with the Winston-Salem Symphony singing as Aria Soloist in The Passion According to St. John (J.S. Bach) in the 2011-2012 season. Also for the 2011-12 season, Mr. Stein will be singing at Tenor Soloist for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for the Gwinnett Symphony, and for Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Winston-Salem Symphony and also as a guest artist with High Point University.
Recently he made his debut with Robert Moody and the Portland Symphony Orchestra as the Aria Soloist for The Passion According to St. John (J.S. Bach). Other engagements for the 2010-2011 season have included Love Notes with North Carolina Opera, where Mr. Stein sang as soloist for Liebeslieder Walzer (Brahms); as well as Soloist for Oratorio de Noël (Saint-Sæns) with Rodney Wynkoop and the Choral Society of Durham.
In the 2009-2010 season, Mr. Stein was seen making his debut with North Carolina Opera and Artistic Director Timothy Myers singing as a soloist in a concert of Opera and Zarzuela. He also performed, as Guest Artist, with UNCG Opera theatre the role of Azaël in L’Enfant Prodigue (Debussy). Of his performance, CVNC.org said his “ringing tenor…as Azaël was outstanding. His warm timbre was especially fine for French and his diction stood out among a cast that was strong on this feature.” Summer of 2009 saw Mr. Stein singing Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) and Remendado in Carmen (Bizet) both as a Principal Young Artist with Opera North in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Mr. Stein had many exciting opportunities in the 2008-2009 season. He made his debut with the New York Chamber Orchestra and Manhattan Concert Productions’ Masterworks Ensemble singing Elijah (Mendelssohn) at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Stein also had the great pleasure and honor of being part of the World Premiere of the opera Picnic (L. Larsen), in the role of Alan Seymour, as a Guest Artist with UNCG Opera Theatre.
Mr. Stein sang Alfredo in La Traviata (Verdi) with Capital Opera Raleigh to open the 2007-2008 season. He was also seen singing Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Asheville Lyric Opera and the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, as well as singing as soloist with the North Carolina Master Chorale in Messiah (Handel). A review of this performance by CVNC.org said: “His exceptionally fine tenor voice is especially suited to the Baroque style, and his coloratura passages in "Ev'ry Valley," his beautiful legato in the several short ariosos in Part II, and his effective dramatic singing in "Thou Shalt Break Them with a Rod of Iron" were the highlights of his performance.”
Prior operatic repertoire has included the roles of Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), Borsa in Rigoletto (Verdi), Gerald in Lakmé (Delibes), Sam Polk in Susannah (Floyd), Ferrando in Così fan Tutte (Mozart), and Laurie in Little Women (Adamo). He has also been seen with Opera Carolina, Opera Company of North Carolina, and Greensboro Opera.
Mr. Stein’s prior concert repertoire has included The Creation (Haydn), Lord Nelson Mass (Haydn), Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven), Mass in C-Minor (Mozart), and Requiem (Mozart). He has also sung with the Mansfield Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Greensboro Choral Society, Lexington Choral Society, and the Brevard Music Center Festival Orchestra.
Mr. Stein has been a Resident Artist at Opera Carolina and completed his Master of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.