Praised as having a “vocal resonance, [which] makes a profoundly startling impression” (The New York Times) and for his “vivid and powerful” voice (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), Countertenor Daniel Moody has appeared in the title roles in Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Rinaldo, Arsamene in Handel’s Xerxes, Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and most recently, Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with Cincinnati Opera.
Mr. Moody has performed with the Atlanta Symphony (Thomas Søndergård, conductor), Les Violons du Roy(w/ Bernard Labadie), Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (w/ Nicholas McGegan) in a duet concert with famed mezzo-soprano Anne Sophie von Otter, Apollo’s Fire,The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra (w/ Jeannette Sorrell), Mark Morris Dance Group, and many other groups and festivals in America.
Mr. Moody made his Carnegie Hall debuts with Oratorio Society of New York and Musica Sacra (w/ Kent Tritle) and gave the American premiere of George Benjamin’s intricate work Dream of the Song (w/ Stefan Asbury) at the Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood.
In the 2019-20 season, he premieres with the Minnesota Orchestra, Miller Theater at Columbia University, Opera Lafayette, and debuts new opera commissions by composers Hannah Lash and Elena Ruehr.
A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory (BM), Yale School of Music/Institute of Sacred Music (MM) Mr. Moody has won awards from the Metropolitan National Council, George London Competition, Sullivan Foundation, Handel Aria Competition, New York Oratorio Society Competition, and Russell Wonderlic Competition.