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Daniel Felton

BARITONE
RECIPIENT OF THE MAX THOMPSON SCHOLARSHIP

Daniel was invited to perform in VCAA’s Top Class Concert of 2013 after completing his VCE in 2012. He then commenced his Bachelor of Music the same year at the University of Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music; majoring in Music Performance and studying under the guidance of Rosamund Illing, Stephen Grant and Suzanne Johnston. During the course of his studies, Daniel has also been an active member of Exaudi Youth Choir, Melbourne Opera and Opera Scholars Australia.

Daniel joined Exaudi Youth Choir in 2013 and performed at Melbourne’s inaugural ‘White Night’. In 2014, he toured to regional Victoria, performing with American composer Malcolm Dalglish. Daniel was also selected to perform as part of Ferrero Rocher’s 2014 Christmas commercial. Following this was an international tour to Malaysia and Singapore, where Daniel competed in the “Orientale Concentus” International Choir Competition with Exaudi winning the Mixed Choir Open Divison and placing as competition finalists.

Through Melbourne Opera, Daniel has taken part in various concerts and operas including Verdi’s La Traviata, the Australian premiere of Wagner’s Rienzi, Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers and Weber’s Der Freischütz.

Daniel has been tutored by Margot and Graeme Wall, Yvonne Kenny and Patti Graetz as part of the Opera Scholars program, receiving the Peter and Melissa Hebbard, and Peter Evans Scholarships. He has performed in Opera in the Alps and Opera in the Market; with David Hobson, Silvie Paladino, Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Greta Bradman. Daniel performed with the Scholars in Bizet’s Carmen, both in Victoria and South Australia. In May 2015, he featured in the world premiere of Gordon Kerry’s Grimm’s Fairy Tales at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

In 2016, Daniel performed in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung as part of the Melbourne Wagner Festival and Ring Cycle season, marking his first performance and production with Opera Australia.
In the same year, Daniel completed his Bachelor of Music w Honours; graduating from the University of Melbourne. He currently continues to further his singing profession through regular lessons with Roger Howell, and numerous teaching jobs at prestigious schools around Melbourne.