Daniel is an NYC-based portrait photographer, branding specialist, and media manager with a background in opera. He specializes in editorial/portrait photography, filling the gaps in opera education, and helping singers with their brands and online presence.
Photography (still & motion): Canon, Zeiss, Black Magic, Fuji, film
Audio: CAD, AT, Neumann
Current projects include:
DWM Young Artist Media Scholarship
Voice Type: Verdi baritone
Favorite Opera: Faust (Gounod)
Go-To Bourbon: Four Roses Single Barrel
Go-To Cigar: ERDM Choix Supreme
Favorite City (not NYC): Paris
Favorite Vacation Desitination: Tuscany
Motorcycle: 2001 Suzuki Bandit 1200N - currently 15 states and 2 Canadian provinces, 32,000mi
6 February 2020 | 48 mins 41 secs
agent, artist manager, manager
Jump into a conversation with Ana De Archuleta, where we discuss approaching managers, making statements in auditions, and the de-stigmatization of the "Slash" (side gig/day job) that is a necessity for young and emerging singers in the industry today.
13 January 2020 | 58 mins 20 secs
J. Patrick Raftery and I sit down for a casual conversation while working together at Taos Opera Institute, June 2019. He shares insights about the ever-changing industry, his transition from baritone to tenor, and anecdotes from his 4 decades in opera.
26 November 2019 | 57 mins 50 secs
akhnaten, jessye norman, met opera, metopera, mezzo
J'Nai Bridges sits down for an informal talk after her first day working at the Met on Akhnaten. We talk modern singer life, the legacy of Jessye Norman, and long-needed changes in the opera industry.
30 October 2019 | 53 mins 41 secs
Making her Metropolitan Opera conducting debut this season, Karen Kamensek sits down to discuss her road to conducting, her collaboration with Philip Glass, and a largely European career. She shares her insights on Glass' music as well as a fresh perspective on life on the podium.
15 October 2019 | 35 mins 33 secs
porgy and bess, tenor
At the Met this season for Porgy and Bess as Sportin' Life, Frederick Ballentine talks about playing the villain, on-stage community, and his advice for young singers.
16 September 2019 | 57 mins 31 secs
baritone, new york, opera singer, performer, singer, teacher
Sidney discusses the life of a modern singer, the joys of teaching, and his journey from seeing his first opera to a life on stage. Recorded March, 2019.
3 September 2019 | 48 mins 59 secs
opera, pr, social media, social media marketing
Kicking off Season 2 of the OperaBiz podcast: PR guru Andrew Ousley joins the conversation for an informative talk about the state of social media for singers, what a PR firm actually does in classical music, and where he thinks this corner of the industry is going.
11 June 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
bass, broadway, opera, singer
From MT to opera, off to Broadway and TV, and now back on the opera stage again, Zachary James brings a unique and fresh perspective on the opera industry.
Recorded on-location at Gebhard's Beer Culture on West 72nd.
28 May 2019 | 44 mins 3 secs
Susanna Phillips gets together to discuss role prep, loving the process, retiring a role, and the joys of singing!
12 May 2019 | 56 mins 45 secs
conductor, director, new music, ny operafest, nyc, nyof
Peter Szep comes on to talk about what's happening in the NYC opera scene, chat about new works and premiers during NY OperaFest 2019, and the great collaboration of opera.
29 April 2019 | 1 hr 19 mins
classical music, collaboration, composer, libretto, opera
Lila Palmer, librettist, comes on to discuss the side of the industry many people take for granted: the text. From creating new works, to collaborative efforts, to crafting a story, Lila brings a unique perspective to the world of opera.
15 April 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
conductor, opera, symphony
Conductor Timothy Myers (Santa Fe, HGO, Washington National Opera, MNOp, et al.) sits down to discuss working on world premiers, the collaborative effort of opera, and taking the road less traveled to a career. Recorded at Minnesota Opera, one day before the world premier of The Fix.
2 April 2019 | 42 mins 29 secs
Allen Perriello, Head of Music for MNOpera and the Glimmerglass Young Artist Program, hangs out for a great conversation during the world premier week of The Fix in Minneapolis. We talk audition "strategy," modern music, and a bit about the world of collaborative piano.
25 March 2019 | 39 mins 1 sec
Get to know one of the Met's up and coming mezzos, on stage for 6 roles this 2018-2019 season: Samantha Hankey. We talk about juggling multi-role prep, her musical background, and collaborating on new music.
18 February 2019 | 1 hr 12 mins
Sam Snook, VP or Artist Management at IMG Artists chats about what a modern manager does, where he discovers his artists (or how best to approach managers you're interested in), and general industry wisdom. Hear it directly from the man who reps Susan Graham, Ben Bliss, Angela Meade and more.
5 February 2019 | 46 mins 39 secs
baritone, classical music, classical singer, new york, nyc, opera, opera singer, podcast, social media, social media for singers, social media marketing
From singing with your own voice to his blog and social media engagement, baritone Lucas Meachem covers the ins and outs of being a modern singer.