Daniel Sumegi

(Sydney, Australia)

2015–16 Season: Count Walter in Luisa Miller

A former San Francisco Opera 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 performed with the Company in a number of roles, including Colline (La Bohème), the King of Egypt (Aida), Faust (The Fiery Angel), and Biterolf (Tannhäuser), and Hunding and Fafner in the Company’s 2011 Ring cycles. The bass-baritone’s recent career highlights include Fasolt and Hagen in Opera Australia’s first Ring cycle; Hagen and Fafner in Seattle Opera’s Ring cycle; Mr. Flint (Billy Budd) at Los Angeles Opera; Jochanaan (Salome) with Washington National Opera; and Hagen (Götterdämmerung) at Tokyo’s New National Theatre and with Strasbourg Opera. Other credits include Hobson (Peter Grimes) and a Monk (Don Carlo) at the Metropolitan Opera; Orest (Elektra), Scarpia (Tosca), Giorgio (I Puritani), and Lodovico (Otello) with Washington National Opera; Banquo (Macbeth), Ramfis (Aida), and the Commendatore (Don Giovanni) with Houston Grand Opera; Boris (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Méphistophélès (Faust), and Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra) with Opera Australia; Ratcliffe (Billy Budd) with Paris Opera; the title role in Bloch’s Macbeth with Frankfurt Opera; Baron Ochs (Der Rosenkavalier) and Scarpia with Welsh National Opera; and Barak (Die Frau ohne Schatten) and Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) with Hamburg State Opera.