Daniel Bubeck - Countertenor
American countertenor Daniel Bubeck has emerged as a singer of international distinction. Making his professional debut to critical acclaim in the world premiere of John Adams’s El Niño at the Théâtre Musical de Paris-Châtelet, directed by Peter Sellars, Mr. Bubeck has performed El Niño in over twenty productions on four continents. In 2012 Mr. Bubeck was honored to premiere another role in John Adams’ Passion oratorio,The Gospel According to the Other Mary with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. In 2013 he performed the work in an international tour of a staged version directed by Peter Sellars as well as recorded the work for Deutsche Gramophone.
Throughout his career Mr. Bubeck has been a featured soloist with such esteemed orchestras as the London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, BBC Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester-Berlin, Radio Filharmonisch Holland, Adelaide Festival, St. Louis Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Estonian National Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony and Royal Flemish Philharmonic. He has had the extreme privilege of collaborating with world-renowned conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Jurowski, Kent Nagano, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Christopher Hogwood and Nicholas McGegan.
Upcoming performances include a new production of Adams’ Gospel According to the Other Mary at the English National Opera, directed by Peter Sellars, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater at the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles and Handel’s Messiah with the Charlotte Symphony and Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Hawaii Opera Theater.
Recent performances include El Niño at the 2014 Spoleto Festival USA, Hobart Baroque Festival, Ravinia Festival and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
A noted Handelian, Mr. Bubeck has interpreted numerous operatic and oratorio roles including Giulio Cesare, Rinaldo, Solomon, Arsamene (Serse), David (Saul), Guido (Flavio) Armindo (Partenope), Tauride (Arianna in Creta), Didymus (Theodora), Fernando (Rodrigo), Israel in Egypt and Messiah for companies including New York City Opera, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Opera Mission, Carmel Bach Festival, St. Thomas Fifth Ave and Opera Vivente.
Other career highlights include excerpts from Phillip Glass’ Akhnaten with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by John Adams, Henze’s Das verratene Meer with the Tokyo Symphony, the role of Oberon in Britten’sA Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Princeton Festival, the American Premiere of Lost Objects with Concerto Köln, music by David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, a recital tour in China with the Suzaka Trio,Messiah and St. Matthew Passion with American Bach Soloists, Carmina Burana in São Paulo, Brazil and New York City Opera’s VOX series.
Daniel Bubeck can be heard on recordings of John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, (Deutsche gramophone), El Niño (Nonesuch CD /Art Haus Musik DVD),The New Four Seasons with Musica Sequenza (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Sony Music) and on the soundtrack of the Warner Brothers thriller,I Am Legend, music by James Newton Howard.
A native of Wilmington, Delaware, he holds Doctorate and Masters degrees in voice from Indiana University, a Performance Diploma and Opera Certificate from Peabody Conservatory and a Bachelors of Music from the University of Delaware. During the 2013/14 school year Dr. Bubeck was on the voice faculty of Alabama University in Tuscaloosa, AL.