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 Marullo (Verdi: Rigoletto) for BA Lirica at the Teatro Sociale di Busto Arsizio, Ford (Verdi: Falstaff) and Figaro (Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro) at the Teatro Martinetti in Garlasco, Italy. He will sing Figaro in both Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia and Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro later in 2022. Previous engagements include: Sharpless (Puccini: Madama Butterfly), Barone Douphol (Verdi: La Traviata) and Don Giovanni (Mozart: Don Giovanni) for Opera Young in Milan and at the Teatro Sociale di Busto Arsizio.
A member of the Garsington Opera Alvarez Young Artist Scheme 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 has also been a member of the chorus for the Glyndebourne Festival and Tour, 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.