Daniel Cilli

(San Francisco, California)

2015–16 Season: El Dancairo in Carmen

Making his San Francisco Opera debut as El Dancairo in Carmen, baritone Daniel Cilli regularly performs with San Francisco-based Opera Parallèle, including as the Thames Captain in the 2015 North American premiere of Heart of Darkness by Tarik O’Regan, Billy in Mahagonny Songspiel, Le Directeur/Mr. Presto in Les mamelles de Tirésias, and the title role in the 2013 premiere of Gesualdo: Prince of Madness, a graphic opera by Dante DeSilva. During recent seasons, he has also performed the roles of The Cellist in Kurt Rhode’s Death with Interruptions with Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Burton in Jack Perla’s River of Light at Festival Opera, and a debut as Javert in Les Misérables at Utah Festival. While as a principal baritone at Opera San José from 2006–2010, Cilli performed fifteen leading roles including Onegin in Eugene Onegin and Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette.