Bass-baritone Daniel Rudge was raised in the south-west of England and read music at Goldsmiths College, University of London before completing his postgraduate vocal studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. He is now based in Milan, Italy.

Daniel recently sang Sharpless (Puccini: Madama Butterfly), Barone Douphol (Verdi: La Traviata) and Don Giovanni (Mozart: Don Giovanni) for Opera Young in Milan. He will sing Figaro (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Ford (Verdi: Falstaff) in 2022 in Switzerland and Italy. Previous engagements include: Figaro (Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro) at the Martinetti Theatre in Garlasco, Don Magnifico (Rossini: La Cenerentola, cover) for British Youth Opera; Geronimo (Cimarosa: The Secret Marriage) with Hampstead Garden Opera; Bill Bobstay (Gilbert/Sullivan: HMS Pinafore) with Charles Court Opera and Prosdocimo (Rossini: Il turco in Italia, cover) for Garsington Opera.

A member of the Garsington Opera Alvarez Young Artist Scheme between 2014 and 2016, Daniel sang the role of Hotel Waiter and covered English Clerk (Britten: Death in Venice), Legal Counsellor (Strauss: Intermezzo) and Taddeo (Rossini: L’italiana in Algeri). He was the 2015 recipient of the Garsington Opera Simon Sandbach Award for outstanding professionalism and musical talent.

Daniel sang in the Glyndebourne Chorus for the Festival and Tour between 2012 and 2014, a highlight of which was the presentation of Billy Budd (Britten) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2014. He has sung with the chorus of English National Opera at the London Coliseum in Verdi’s Aida, and at the Unicorn Theatre in Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. He has also worked with Birmingham Opera Company as a Chorus Mentor for their productions of Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina, Tippett: The Ice Break and Purcell: Dido & Aeneas. 

Working with Garsington Opera for All and OperaFirst, Daniel helped deliver workshops in primary and secondary schools in coastal locations around the UK inspiring the next generation of opera audiences and performers.

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