(Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin)
2017–18 Season: Siegfried in Der Ring des Nibelungen
American tenor Daniel Brenna makes his Company debut as Siegfried in Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. He appeared as Siegfried in Francesca Zambello’s production of the Ring at Washington National Opera in May 2016, in which the Washington Post applauded Brenna’s “robust sound,” declaring, “this singer is definitely someone to watch.” Internationally known for his portrayal of Siegfried, Brenna has performed the role in Budapest, Stuttgart, the Longborough Festival, and at Opéra de Dijon (in Dijon’s 2013 Ring cycle, he also performed Siegmund in Die Walküre). Brenna debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 2015 as Alwa in a new production of Lulu and has performed Desportes in Zimmermann's Die Soldaten at the Salzburg Festival, Munich’s Bavarian State Opera, and Milan’s Teatro alla Scala. Other notable roles include the title role of Tannhäuser and Aron in Moses and Aron. Recent engagements include Laca Kleměn in Olivier Tambosi’s production of Jenůfa at the Metropolitan Opera, Aegisth in Elektra with Edmonton Opera, and the world premiere of David Hefti's opera Anna’s Mask at Theater St. Gallen.