"Der Clou erscheint aber der Desportes des Daniel Brenna"
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‚a Wagner interpreter, the international opera world can really do with‘

Der Neue Merker wrote in spring 2014 on DANIEL BRENNA as SIEGFRIED at the Stuttgart State Opera.

In 2011 Brenna already enthralled the The Times with his debut in this very role at the Longborough Festival

‘Daniel Brenna is American, and must be one of the youngest and most convincing Siegfrieds around‘

Daniel’s international career began in 2011 when he portrayed ARON in ‘Moses and Aron’ at the Zurich Opera House. Before, he already enjoyed huge success in this very role with the Budapest Philharmonics at the Miscolz Festival in Hungary and at the Palace of Arts in 2010.

In summer 2012 Daniel Brenna made his widely noticed debut as DESPORTES in Alois Zimmermann’s ‘Die Soldaten’ at the Salzburg Festival. He makes his debut in this role at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in 2014 and in 2015 at the Scala di Milano.

The American born singer studied musicology at the Boston University and completed his studies with a „Master of Music and his opera diploma. First engagements brought him to the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra under the musical direction of Seiji Ozawa and Daniel Harding.

The artist made his European debut at the Music Theatre in Gelsenkirchen. Recently, further guest engagements brought him to the Opera House Leipzig, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Aalto-Theatre Essen, the Festival St. Margarethen and the Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra. His repertoire includes such roles as THE FALSE DMITRY in ‘Boris Godunov’, BORIS in ‘Katja Kabanowa’ , PRINCE RADJAMI in ‘Die Bajadere’ the 1st ARMOURED MAN in ‘Die Zauberflöte’, BACCHUS in ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ or EISENSTEIN in ‘Die Fledermaus’. Besides, Daniel Brenna could be seen at the Stuttgart State Opera as the DRUM MAJOR in ‘Wozzeck’ and as AEGISTH in ‘Elektra’.

In the season 2013/2014 Daniel enjoyed huge successes as JIM MAHONEY on the occasion of the May Festival 2013 at the Wiesbaden State Theatre and as SIEGMUND and SIEGFRIED in a special version of ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ at the Opéra Dijon. In the seasonal review of the German newspapers “WAZ” and “NRZ” and “Welt am Sonntag” he was voted the best singer for his first interpretation of TANNHÄUSER at the Dortmund Theatre.

Daniel Brenna performs with such renowned conductors and directors as Christoph von Dohnányi, Kirill Petrenko, Ingo Metzmacher, Stefan Soltesz, Michael Schonwandt, Marc Soustrot, Achim Freyer, Jossi Wieler, Andreas Moses, Alvis Hermanis, Andreas Baesler, Peter Konwitschny…

2016 DANIEL BRENNA could be seen as SIEGFRIED in "Siegfried " and "Götterdämmerung" at the Washington National Opera in a Francesca Zambello production.

He sang at the Budapest Wagner Days with Adám Fischer.In autumn he returns as LACA in "Jenufa" to the Metropolitan Opera. He is once again SIEGFRIED in concert with the Odense Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Vedernikov. Future engagements take him a.o. as AEGISTH to the Edmonton Opera. He sings the tenor role in the world premiere of David Hefti's opera ANNA'S MASK and SIEGFRIED at the Theater an der Wien and the San Francisco Opera.