Tenor Dan Stanley has been a tenured member of the San Francisco Opera Chorus since 1990. Before joining the Chorus in 1988, he performed with the renowned all-male ensemble, Chanticleer. Mr. Stanley has appeared as tenor soloist with many of the Bay Area's finest choral groups and orchestras specializing in the music of Handel, Mozart, and the Bach family. Recent engagements have included a recital by invitation given before the United States ambassador to France at his residence in Paris, and tenor soloist in Charpentier's Te Deum at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Roles performed include the U.S. premiere of Tomasso Albinoni's 1717 serenata, Il Nascimento dell'Aurora (Peneo), Georg Frederic Handel's Acis and Galatea (Damon), Le vin herbé (Kaherdin), Frank Martin's 1941 retelling of the Tristan and Isolde legend, Rossin's La Cenerentola (Ramiro), and Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos (The Dancing Master/Brighella).
Born in Belleville, Illinois, and raised predominantly in the Central Valley of California, Mr. Stanley attended the Conservatory of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and continues his vocal studies with Marian Marsh of San Rafael, California.
When not practicing this melodic craft, Mr. Stanley enjoys traveling, prowling antique markets in search of additions to his collections of Art Deco glass, vintage TV lamps and Mah Jong sets (which he actually uses at his regular Monday evening MJ game), and working out at the gym.