RECIPIENT OF THE PETER EVANS SCHOLARSHIP
Baritone Daniel Felton started his classical music journey after her was invited to perform in VCAA’s Top Class Concert of 2013 after completing his VCE in 2012. Following this, he completed his Bachelor of Music with Honours from the University of Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music in 2016.
Daniel has been part of the Opera Scholars program since 2014 and has held the Peter and Melissa Hebbard, and Peter Evans Scholarships. He has featured in productions of Carmen in the Caves and the world premiere of Gordon Kerry’s Grimm’s Fairy Tales; along with concert performances at Opera in the Alps, Opera in the Market and Opera in the Caves.
In his final year at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Daniel performed the role of Papageno in the University of Melbourne’s small scale production of the Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte under the direction Beverly Blankenship. He has also worked with professional directors and performers such as Chuck Hudson and Antoinette Halloran.
Through Melbourne Opera, Daniel has taken part in various concerts and productions of operas including Verdi’s La Traviata, the Australian premiere of Wagner’s Rienzi, Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers and Weber’s Der Freischütz.