Daniel Macey, 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Quarter-Finalist
Graduating from the Conservatorium High School in 2007, Daniel gained a string scholarship to the UTAS Conservatorium of Music, completing his BMus in Viola Performance in 2010. After taking up singing full time in 2011 he gained a place in the Advanced Opera Diploma course at the Sydney Conservatorium, which he completed in 2013. Whilst there, Daniel played the roles of Der Calender in Gluck’s Der Pilger von Mekka, Jupiter in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, and the role of Count Robinson in Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto.
Since graduating, Daniel has performed with a number of companies in Sydney and NSW, including Sydney Chamber Opera's 2012 production of Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse, Il Conte and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro with Opera New England, Pacific Opera and Rockdale Opera, and Marcello in La Boheme with Western Sydney Opera. In 2014, Daniel started working professionally with Opera Australia, both in the mainstage chorus and in their School's Touring Company of The Barber of Seville. In 2016, Daniel sang Il Conte with the Hawaii Performing Art’s Festival, and debuted the roles of Belcore in Western Sydney’s production of L’elisir d’amore and Michele in Constantine Costi’s production of Il Tabarro. Later this year, Daniel is debuting the title role in Tchaikovsky’s opera, Eugene Onegin in collaboration with the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.