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Daniel Szesiong Todd

Daniel Szesiong Todd sings in Britten's War Requiem as part of A MODERN HERO on Saturday 7 December.

Australian opera singer Daniel Szesiong Todd began his career in Australia as a member of Victoria Opera’s Developing Artist Program, before taking up a position with the Hamburg State Opera in Germany, where he has sung over 30 roles and is comfortable across a stylistic range from baroque through to new contemporary work.  

Daniel holds a Masters of Music (Opera Performance), as well as Bachelor degrees in both Music (Honours) and Law from the University of Melbourne.  

Daniel sang in the 2018 International iSing Opera Festival in China, performing in Suzhou’s Grand Theatre and the new and highly-acclaimed Jinji Lake Concert Hall, in Shanghai’s Symphony Hall and in Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts. He has appeared in Suzhou Symphony Orchestra’s chamber music series and was a semi-finalist in the 2018 Shanghai International Chinese Art Song competition.  

In the earlier part of 2019 he was head of teaching and honorary principal of the Explore Music 英乐迪恩 music school in Suzhou.  He then performed in a China tour of The Marriage of Figaro (Australian International Opera Company), Three Tales (Victorian Opera) and Nero Coronation of Poppea (Yarra Valley Opera Festival). In 2020 Daniel performed for Victorian Opera 2nd Jew (Salome), Victoria (Die Tote Stadt), 3 tenor roles (Three Tales) and in 2021 Daniel spent 3 months touring Australia singing the role of Remendado (Carmen) for Opera Australia’s National tour and in 2022 he toured with OA’s production of Cinderella understudying the roles of Lord Pinkleton and Sebastian and  was hand selected by Composer Claude-Michel Schönberg and Librettist/Lyricist Alain Boublil for the Australian of Tour of Do You Hear The People Sing. Last year Daniel performed the lead role (The Grumpiest Boy in the World) for Victorian Opera,  toured Australia, New Zealand and Brazil with the Ten Tenors and was a guest artist for Victorian Opera’s production of (Galileo). In 2024 Daniel will continue to tour worldwide with the Ten Tenors, sing on the Bravo Cruise of Performing Arts and will perform in a joint production between Opera Australia and The Sydney Chamber Opera Company (Gilgamesh).