Di rigori armato il seno: Der Rosenkavalier (Richard Strauss)
Daniel O'Hearn, tenor
Dr. Carol Anderson, piano
April 2022
Daniel O'Hearn


Praised by Utah Opera Review as “perfect… both vocally and dramatically”, Daniel O’Hearn is an up-and-coming tenor quickly gaining recognition for both his thrilling voice and commanding stage presence.


He is currently a second-year resident artist with Utah Opera where his 2021/22 season responsibilities include performing the roles of Bill in Dove’s Flight and Spoletta in Puccini’s Tosca. He is also slated to cover Count Almaviva in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Frederic in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, as well as perform for the company’s educational outreach program. He will return to Santa Fe Opera for their 2022 season, covering the roles of Remendado in Bizet's Carmen and The Shephard/Sailor in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.


In the 2020-21 season, Mr. O’Hearn started his time as a resident artist with Utah where he performed as Lillas Pastia in La tragédie de Carmen, Peter Gray in Joseph Horovitz’ Gentleman’s Island and Angus Munn Cannon in Margot Murdoch and Kathleen Cahill’sThe Better Man.


In the summer of 2021, he was chosen as an apprentice artist for Santa Fe Opera where he covered the roles of Tom Snout in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Peasant in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, and sang in the chorus. Mr. O'Hearn also performed in operatic scenes as Remendado from Bizet's Carmen and Marcellus from Thomas' Hamlet in the company's apprentice showcase.


In addition to his operatic work, Mr. O’Hearn has enjoyed performing a variety of concert repertoire. Recently, he performed in Stravinsky's Pulcinella with the Utah Symphony under the baton on Maestro Thierry Fischer, Handel’s Messiah with the Utah Symphony, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the DePaul Community Chorus.


Mr. O’Hearn has competed in several singing competitions, winning the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition’s Rocky Mountain Region in 2021, Utah District in 2020 and Illinois District in 2019. He also won the 2019 American Prize Chicago Oratorio Award and placed first in the 2019 Kleinman Competition.


Mr. O’Hearn recently graduated with a Master of Music in Performance degree from DePaul University’s School of Music. There, he appeared in Britten’s Albert Herring as the title role, Cavalli’s L’Egisto as Egisto and Britten’s arrangement of Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera as Captain Macheath.