Headshot of Daniel Rich

Baritone

Daniel Rich

This Season

Pâris in Roméo et Juliette

Chester in Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Baltimore born baritone Daniel Rich returns to the Met for his second year in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. During the 2023–24 season, he will appear as Pâris in Roméo et Juliette and as Chester in Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones. He made his Met debut during the 2022–23 season as a Waiter in Der Rosenkavalier and covered the Count of Lerma in Don Carlo. He will make his company debut at Des Moines Metro Opera this summer, where he will sing the First Nazarene and cover Jochanaan in Salome and sing Willie McDonald in Damien Geter and Lila Palmer’s American Apollo. Recent operatic engagements include Masetto in Don Giovanni at Wolf Trap Opera, Valentin in Faust at Opera Baltimore, and various roles in Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Omar, including its world premiere at the Spoleto Festival in 2022 and revival at Carolina Performing Arts in 2023. On the concert stage, he has appeared as a featured soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Orff's Carmina Burana with the Richmond Symphony, and a concert of sacred music by Mary Lou Williams and Duke Ellington with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, among others. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2019 as a soloist in Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music under the baton of Leonard Slatkin. In 2023, he was named the winner of the George Shirley Vocal Competition and the inaugural Duncan Williams Vocal Competition. Additional accolades include first place in the Black Brilliance Art Song Competition and second place in the Marian Anderson Vocal Competition. In addition to his extensive performance experience, he has worked as a music educator in public schools and as an adjunct professor of voice at the University of Maryland. He holds degrees from Morgan State University and Manhattan School of Music, where he received the Edgar Foster Daniels Scholarship in Voice.

Hometown

Baltimore, Maryland

Met Debut

A Waiter in Der Rosenkavalier, 2023

This Season

Pâris in Roméo et Juliette

Chester in Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Repertory