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Barry McDaniel (Baritone)

Born: October 18, 1930 - Lyndon, Kansas, USA

The American baritone, Barry McDaniel, was a student at the Juilliard School of Musik in New York, where he studied with Mack Harrell. In 1953 he received a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Stuttgart Hochschule für Musik with Alfred Paulus and Hermann Reutter.

In 1954 Barry McDaniel made his recital debut in Stuttgart. After his first opera engagement in Mainz (1954-1955) he was drafted into the US Army from 1955 to 1957, stationed with the 7th Army Symphony in Stuttgart, where he appeared as vocal soloist with the orchestra. From 1957 to 1959 he was a member of the Stuttgart Opera Company. After 3 seasons in Karlsruhe (1960-1962) he became a principal member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin in Berlin from 1962 to 1999, when he went into retirement. In 1970 the Berlin Senate awarded him the title of "Kammersänger". He sang over 1800 performances at the Deutsche Oper and 3300 in his whole career, which included recitals, concerts and guest opera-appearances in most of the leadings opera houses and festivals. In January 1972 he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in New York as Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande (his only season, 7 performances).

Barry McDaniel's expansive repertoire ranged from early music to contemporary scores. His principle opera roles were Papageno, Wolfram, Pelléas, Guglielmo, Harlekin, Dandini, the Barber of Seville, the Barber in Schweigsame Frau and other lyric-baritone roles.



 

Source: Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997); The Artist (April 2002)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2001, April 2002); Matthias Hansen (Photo 08, February 2012)

Barry McDaniel: Short Biography | Interview: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Discography

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Collegium Aureum

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BWV 106, BWV 248

Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Bass

BWV 243a

Karl Hochreiter

Bass

BWV 56, BWV 82

Eugen Jochum

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BWV 244 [3rd, Jesus]

Johannes Somary

Bass

BWV 244

Fritz Werner

Bass

BWV 1, BWV 10, BWV 28, BWV 32. BWV 56, BWV 57, BWV 82, BWV 119
BWV 248

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