Jesús Daniel Hernández

Jesús Daniel Hernández

Full Lyric Tenor

"Without music my soul would cease to exist."
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«He created a world around him that drove his emotions, and E lucevan le stelle from Tosca was visceral and stirring. He drew Pederson, as Tosca, into his world and a powerful ending.»
Columbus Dispatch (2018)
«Not only does Jesús Daniel Hernández posses a beautiful tenor voice, he also has a remarkable story to tell about his life, his training, being discovered, and his career.»
DC Metro (2018)
«Jesus Daniel Hernandez’ sensational tenor voice has a clarion purity that could fill a cavernous auditorium»
DC Theatre Scene (2018)
2018Puccini: Madama ButterflyPinkerton
2018Puccini: La Fanciulla Del WestHarry
2017Donizetti: L'elisir D'amoreNemorino
2016Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaTuriddu
2016Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi
2015Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2015Puccini: Gianni SchicchiRinuccio
2014Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont
2014Giordano: Andrea ChénierAndrea Chénier
2012Verdi: RigolettoDuca di Mantova
2012Lehár: Die Lustige WitweCamille De Rosillon


Jesus Daniel Hernandez was born and raised in Juarez Mexico, and moved to the United States as a teenager. In 2003 Jesus Daniel  chose to enlist in the US Army, and soon after, volunteered to serve in a Chemical Unit being deployed to Iraq.  In 2007, a chance encounter with Plácido Domingo in San Antonio, TX changed his life.  After a concert given by Maestro Domingo, Jesus Daniel  asked if he could sing for the great tenor to see what the Maestro thought of his voice.  Upon hearing the young soldier sing, Maestro Domingo invited the tenor to join the prestigious Plácido Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program with the Washington National Opera.  After an honorable discharge in 2008, Jesus Daniel  moved to Washington, DC to pursue his boyhood dream of being a professional singer.

While a participant in the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, Jesus Daniel performed with The Washington National Opera in the productions of Lucrezia Borgia-G. Donizetti, La Traviata-G. Verdi (YA), Falstaff-G. Verdi (WNO Look-In), and in Hamlet-A. Thomas.  Jesus Daniel Hernandez' other roles have included performances il Duka di Mantua in Rigoletto-G. Verdi, Rodolfo in La Boheme-G. Puccini, Camille in The Merry Widow-F. Lehar, Alfredo in La Traviata-Verdi, Andrea Chenier in Andrea Chenier-Giordanom Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and numerous Zarzuelas.  His experience includes concert performances for NEA Opera Honors ceremonies, the Horatio Awards at the United States Supreme Court, and numerous concerts in Europe. His upcoming album as a solo artist “Jesus Daniel Hernandez” will be coming soon in Itunes and Spotify.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Pinkerton 1 week 2018
Puccini: La Fanciulla Del West Harry Immediately 2018
Donizetti: L'elisir D'amore Nemorino 1 week 2017
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana Turiddu 1 week 2016
Puccini: Tosca Mario Cavaradossi 1 week 2016