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Singing the title role in Manitoba Opera's 'Don Giovanni,' watch Daniel Okulitch in-studio at Classic107 - Winnipeg

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Canadian bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch, singing the title character in Manitoba Opera's production of Don Giovanni, joined Classic107: Winnipeg - Simeon Rusnak in the Diamond Lane

Lauded as "flat out brilliant" by Opera News, Daniel Okulitch is a leading interpreter of Mozart roles, most notably Don Giovanni, Almaviva, and Figaro, which he has performed at New York City Opera, Teatro Colón, Los Angeles Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Moscow Philharmonic, Opera Warsaw, Vancouver Opera, Dallas Opera, New Orleans Opera, Portland Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Hawaii Opera, Manitoba Opera, and Lyric Opera Kansas City. Okulitch has also equally excelled in creating leading roles in contemporary opera, most notably the roles of Ennis del Mar in Charles Wuorinen's Brokeback Mountain at Teatro Real in Madrid and New York City Opera; Mark Rutland in Nico Muhly's Marnie at English National Opera; Seth Brundle in Howard Shore's The Fly at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and at Los Angeles Opera; Willy Wonka in Peter Ash's The Golden Ticket at Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Atlanta Opera; LBJ in JFK with Fort Worth Opera and Opera de Montreal; and Herman Broder in Ben Moore's Enemies, A Love Story at Palm Beach Opera. 

Engagements this season include performances as General Groves in a new production of John Adams' Doctor Atomic at Santa Fe Opera and in the title role in Handel's Saul with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Okulitch also returns to Calgary Opera as Beck Weathers in the Canadian premire of Joey Talbot's Everest, and to Manitoba Opera as the title role in Don Giovann, and makes his debut with the San Diego Symphony as baritone soloist in Puccini's Messa di Gloria.          Watch the attached video