Dan D'Souza, Baritone – Helen Sykes Artists' Management

Dan D’Souza

BARITONE

“Burnished baritone” Dan D’Souza was educated at Tiffin Boys School, the University of Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music. 

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In 2019 Dan D’Souza takes a place at the Royal Academy Opera. Recent opera roles include Conte Perrucchetto La Fedeltà Premiata (The Royal Opera House Mumbai), Escamillo Carmen (King’s Head Theatre), Count Robinson The Secret Marriage (Hampstead Garden Opera) and Pig The Enchanted Pig (HGO).

Read Dan D’Souza’s full biography below.

Current Highlights

Début at the Paris Philharmonie in Handel’s Semele as High Priest with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras

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Escamillo Carmen at the King’s Head Theatre

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2018 winner of both the Dame Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition and the Royal College of Music Lieder Competition

“…Dan D’Souza, whose burnished baritone adds allure to Count Robinson…”
YEHUDA SHAPIRO  THE STAGE

“…Dan D’Souza is a charismatic Escamillo; anyone would fall for that beguiling baritone…”
AMANDA HOLLOWAY  THE STAGE

Biography

Biography

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“Burnished baritone” (The Stage) Dan D’Souza was educated at Tiffin Boys School, the University of Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music.  In 2019 he takes a place at the Royal Academy Opera.

Recent opera roles include Conte Perrucchetto La fedeltà premiata (The Royal Opera House Mumbai), Escamillo Carmen (King’s Head Theatre), Count Robinson The Secret Marriage (Hampstead Garden Opera), Pig The Enchanted Pig (HGO), Starveling A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal College of Music International Opera School), Harašta The Cunning Little Vixen (RCMIOS, cover), Figaro Le nozze di Figaro (Ensemble OrQuesta), K A Sign in Space (Gestalt Arts, premiere), and Haggard Cow Bel and The Dragon (Tête à Tête, premiere). Other performed roles include Sid Albert HerringJunius The Rape of Lucretia, Ferryman Curlew River, Aeneas Dido and Aeneas and Ben The Telephone.

Frequently in demand on the concert platform, Dan D’Souza’s oratorio roles include Bach St John Passion and St Matthew Passion, Haydn Creation, Mendelssohn Elijah, Orff Carmina Burana, Purcell Come ye Sons of Art, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem and Five Mystical Songs and the Requiems of Mozart, Brahms, Duruflé, and Fauré. In 2019 he made his debut at the Paris Philharmonie singing High Priest in Handel Semele under Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

As a recitalist, Dan D’Souza performs across the UK with varied and creative programmes of lesser known and new songs.  He is the 2018 winner of both the Dame Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition and the Royal College of Music Lieder Competition.  Recent engagements include performances at the London Song Festival and the Somerset Song Prize.  He sang the world première of a song cycle Notations of July by Nico Muhly in Sidney Sussex College Chapel, Cambridge.

Dan D’Souza has worked on song and operatic repertoire in masterclasses and workshops with Dame Sarah Connolly, Sophie Daneman, Andrew Kennedy, Dame Felicity Palmer, Andreas Scholl, Roderick Williams and Deborah York.  He was an Associate Artist for Salon Opera, an Iford Arts New Generation Artist, and a Southrepps Festival Young Artist.

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Contact

Helen Sykes
+44 (0)20 8780 0060
+44 (0)7799 673367

helen@helensykesartists.co.uk

Mary Craig
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mary@helensykesartists.co.uk

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