Bass-baritone Daniel Rudge was raised in East Devon and read music at Goldsmiths College, University of London before completing his postgraduate vocal studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He is now based in Milan, Italy.
Daniel recently sang Don Giovanni (Mozart: Don Giovanni) for Opera Young in Milan, and later in 2021 he will sing Belcore (Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore) for AMG Classica in Genova. Previous engagements include covering Don Magnifico (Rossini: La Cenerentola) for British Youth Opera, singing Geronimo (Cimarosa: The Secret Marriage) with Hampstead Garden Opera, Bill Bobstay, Boatswain’s Mate (Gilbert/Sullivan: HMS Pinafore) on tour with Charles Court Opera, covering Prosdocimo (Rossini: Il turco in Italia) for Garsington Opera and being a member of the chorus for English National Opera’s 2017 production of Verdi’s Aida at the London Coliseum, and again in 2019 for Purcell’s Dido, a co-production between ENO and the Unicorn Theatre.
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 – 2014, a highlight of which was the presentation of Billy Budd (Britten) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2014.
Working with Garsington Opera for All, Daniel helped deliver workshops in primary and secondary schools in coastal locations around the UK inspiring the next generation of opera audiences and performers. Though the three-year project has now come to a close, Daniel continues similar education & outreach work with OperaFirst.