La donna è mobile: Rigoletto (Giuseppe Verdi)
Daniel O'Hearn, tenor
Dr. Carol Anderson, piano
Praised by Utah Arts 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 was recently named a Grand Finalist in the 2022 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition.
Mr. O’Hearn recently finished his tenure as a Resident Artist with Utah Opera, where his 2021/22 season responsibilities included performing the roles of Bill in Dove’s Flight and Spoletta in Puccini’s Tosca and covering Count Almaviva in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Frederic in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. He will return to Santa Fe Opera for their 2022 season, covering the roles of Remendado in Bizet's Carmen and The Shepherd/Sailor in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. Following this, he will join the roster of the Metropolitan Opera, covering 1st Armored Man in The Magic Flute, joins Vashon Opera as the Duke in Rigoletto, sings a concert of Italian repertoire with the Washington Symphony Orchestra and joins Pittsburgh Opera as a Resident Artist where he will sing Don Basilio/Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro, Lurciano in Ariodante and Ruiz in Il trovatore.
In the 2020-21 season, Mr. O’Hearn started his time with Utah Opera, where he performed as Peter Gray in Joseph Horovitz’ Gentleman’s Island, Angus Munn Cannon in Margot Murdoch and Kathleen Cahill’s The Better Man and Lillas Pastia in La tragédie de Carmen.
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 recently received numerous accolades in the competition circuit; In addition to his success in the Laffont competition, 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.