Daniel Sumegi

A former Adler Fellow and alumnus of the Merola Opera program, Daniel Sumegi made his San Francisco Opera debut in 1992 as Snug (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and has appeared with the Company in a number of roles, including Colline (La Bohème), the King of Egypt (Aida), Faust (The Fiery Angel) and Biterolf (Tannhäuser), among others. The bass-baritone’s recent engagements include Hagen and Fafner in Seattle Opera’s Ring cycle, Daland (Der Fliegende Holländer) at the State Opera of South Australia, Monterone (Rigoletto) with Los Angeles Opera, Jochanaan (Salome) with Washington National Opera, and Hagen (Götterdämmerung) at Tokyo’s New National Theatre and with Strasbourg Opera. Other career highlights include Hobson (Peter Grimes) and a Police Officer (Boris Godunov) at the Metropolitan Opera; Orest (Elektra), Lodovico (Otello), the Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlos), Goffredo (Il Pirata), Giorgio (I Puritani) and Varlaam and Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov) with Washington National Opera; Banquo (Macbeth), Ramfis (Aida) and the Commendatore (Don Giovanni) with Houston Grand Opera; Ratcliffe (Billy Budd) with Paris Opera; the title role of Macbeth with Frankfurt Opera; Escamillo (Carmen) and Scarpia (Tosca) with Welsh National Opera; and Barak (Die Frau ohne Schatten) and Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) with Hamburg State Opera. He has also performed numerous roles in his native Australia, including Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Boris Ismailov (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Landgraff Hermann (Tannhäuser), Zaccaria (Nabucco), Escamillo, Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde), and Jacopo Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra) with Opera Australia.