David Daniels, CCM '90
David Daniels, countertenor, performed at Carnegie Hall, Frankfurt, Finland, Paris, Belgrade, Berlin, London, Munich, San Francisco, Metropolitan Opera. Gramophone magazine named him one of the Top Ten Trailblazers in classical music. The New York Times said, “To say that he is the most acclaimed countertenor of the day, perhaps the best ever, is to understate his achievement. He is simply a great singer.” Numerous recordings. In a production opening on New Year's Eve '11, he stars as Prospero in the Met's new Baroque pastiche opera, The Enchanted Island, based on The Tempest. An HD broadcast in January is planned.
LINK: Watch him sing.
Stanford Olsen, MM '94
Stanford Olsen, tenor, was winner of the Naumburg award and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Performed at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Australian Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, San Francisco Opera, Ravinia, Tanglewood, Salzburg and Montreal. This Grammy nominee has numerous recordings.
LINK: Watch one of his performances.
Deborah Poe Polaski, CCM ’75, HonDoc '10
Deborah Poe Polaski, soprano, has become renowned for performing the title role in “Elektra” more than 184 times throughout the world. She has performed at the New York Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and the Sydney Festival. She has also appeared in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bonn, Chicago, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dresden, Duisburg, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Genoa, Hamburg, London, Lucerne, Mannheim, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Salzburg, Stuttgart, Sydney, Tokyo, Vienna, Yokohama and Zurich. She has made numerous recordings and DVDs.
Barbara Daniels, MM '71, HonDoc ’93
Barbara Daniels, soprano, performed at Innsbruck, Cologne, Hamburg, Covent Garden, San Francisco and Metropolitan operas. She resides in Innsbruck, Austria, and has made numerous recordings.