About Daniel Scofield
“….Daniel Scofield, who undertakes the role of the aforementioned Mamma! in drag (as it was originally written), and succeeds triumphantly and hilariously as well as musically to hold the stage whenever he is on it.”
Philippa Kiraly, Gathering Note
In 2014-2015, Daniel Scofield returns to Opera Santa Barbara as Ben in the Telephone, following his performances in Falstaff as Pistola, and cover of Sir John Falstaff during the 2013-2014 season. In the fall, he travels to Opera Columbus as Tonio in the Opera on the Edge performance of Pagliacci and again in February to perform Count Almaviva in the spring production of Le Nozze di Figaro on the stage of the Southern Theater. Other important debuts during the 2014-2015 season include the title role in Rigoletto with Opera in the Heights. . This summer he performed Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor for the Southern Illinois Music Festival before joining the ensemble of Fidelio at Santa Fe Opera.
In 2013-2014 Daniel Scofield made several new house and role debuts. In the fall and winter, he played Danilo in Opera Columbus’ Opera on the Edge production of The Merry Widow. Afterwards, with Opera San Jose her performed Masetto in his debut with the company. In December, Daniel joined the Annapolis Opera in their season opening, “Celebrate Opera” concert, and made his Carnegie Hall debut in Strauss’ Feuersnot with the American Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Leon Botstein.
In the past seasons, Daniel Scofield performed Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with the Loon Opera, Sonora in La Fanciulla del West and Falke in Die Fledermaus with Knoxville Opera, Joseph de Roucher with Opera Fayetteville, Tonio in Pagliacci in his debut with Opera Idaho. Daniel sang his first Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Pacific Opera Project in Los Angeles, garnering emphatic reviews stating, “it is Scofield’s powerful baritone that drives the action”.
Daniel was seen onstage at the Arizona Opera in the premier of Bernard Uzan’s new production of Faust, as Wagner, as well as Prince Yamadori in Madame Butterfly, where he also covered Sharpless. As a resident artist, he performed the role of Ben in the Telephone, as well as the jealous husband, Albert, in the third act of Massenet’s Werther. Among his other duties during the season were recitals of pieces ranging from art song to music theater, as well as the cover for Silvio, Alfio and Valentin, and the study and preparation of Tonio in Pagliacci.
In 2010-2011, Daniel apprenticed at the Seattle Opera where he was seen as Mamma Agatha in Donizetti’s Viva la mamma, and Fiorello in their mainstage production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia. After finishing his apprenticeship, he returned to the Indianapolis Opera to perform Baron Douphol in La Traviata.
A native of Binghamton, NY, Daniel Scofield has performed with Seattle Opera, Arizona Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Opera Cleveland, Brevard Music Center, Central City Opera, Wolf Trap Opera and Augusta Opera. He has studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Dean Southern, as well as Indiana University, under the instruction of Timothy Noble. Mr. Scofield is winner of several prizes, including the District and Regional Encouragement Awards from the Metropolitan Opera Council, and the Albert Rees Davis Scholarship from the Cleveland Singers Club. He was also a semi-finalist in the Palm Beach Opera Competition.