Dan Kempson

Dan Kempson

Lyric Baritone

"A singer whose onstage presence was matched by a fluid and handsomely burnished tone." - San Francisco Chronicle
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2015Previn: A Streetcar Named DesireStanley Kowalski
2014Puts: Silent NightLt. Gordon
2014Orff: Carmina BuranaBaritone
2014Bizet: CarmenLe Dancaïre
2014Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2013Two BoysJake (cvr)
2013Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroCount Almaviva (cover)
2012Orff: Carmina BuranaBaritone
2010Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaro


Baritone Dan Kempson recently joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera to cover Jake for the US premiere of Nico Muhly's Two Boys.  Career highlights include performances with the Santa Fe Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, Pittsburgh Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Syracuse Opera, Shreveport Opera, Caramoor Festival, Opera Saratoga, and St. Petersburg Opera (FL) in a wide variety of roles including Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Marcello (La Bohème), Argante (Rinaldo), Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), Belcore (L'elisir d'amore) and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte).     In concert, he has been a soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Wichita Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Asheville Symphony, and Savannah Philharmonic in repertoire such as Carmina Burana, Handel's Messiah, and the Brahms Requiem.  Winner of awards from the Sullivan Foundation, Gerda Lissner Foundation, and Opera Index, Dan is a graduate of the Merola Opera Program, Manhattan School of Music, and Peabody Conservatory.  Mr. Kempson lives in New York City.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Previn: A Streetcar Named Desire Stanley Kowalski Fresno Grand Opera 2015
Puts: Silent Night Lt. Gordon Immediately Fort Worth Opera (Fort Worth) 2014
Orff: Carmina Burana Baritone Sacramento Chorale and Orchestra 2014
Bizet: Carmen Le Dancaïre Immediately Santa Fe Opera (Santa Fe) 2014
Puccini: La Bohème Marcello Immediately Savannah Philharmonic 2014