Daniel Carison, 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Quarter-Finalist
Lyric-baritone, Daniel Carison is one of Australia's most promising young singers. A graduate from The Conservatorium of Music Melbourne, Daniel is the winner of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria Competition and one of the inaugural winners of 3MBS’ The Talent. In 2017 Daniel is a third time recipient of the Paulette Bisley and Ruskin Opera awards with the Melba Opera Trust.
Daniel commenced his performance career initially in the area of musical theatre starring roles such as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof and Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady. Daniel was awarded Best Male actor in a leading role in 2011 by the Victorian Theatre Guild. Some of his most celebrated performances include Schubert's Winterreise (2015) Schwanengesang (2016), his live to air performance of Schumann's Dichterliebe (2014) and of course the World Premiere of Cassomenos' Requiem for the End of Time. Operatic credits include, Balthazar (The Play of Herod – Victorian Opera), Pandolfe (Cendrillon – Victorian Opera), The Mayor (The Pied Piper – Victorian Opera) and most recently his role and international debut as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with the Malaysian Philharmonic. In 2017 Daniel will complete the final chapter of his Schubert trilogy with a number of performances of Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin throughout Melbourne.