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Daniel Fridley, Bass

Daniel Fridley, bass, is a second year doctoral student in the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Historical Performance Practice program, studying with Ellen Hargis and Aaron Sheehan.  His "spotless, resonant bass" (Cleveland Classical) lends itself well to both early music and operatic performing.  He obtained his Masters of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), where he continues to take lessons with Dean Southern.  This summer he was a Studio Artist with Central City Opera, and the previous summer he was a Young Artist with the Boston Early Music Festival.  This next summer, he looks forward to being a Studio Artist with Teatro Nuovo, singing Pretore in Rossini's La gazza ladra.

Recent performances include Thésée in Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie(CIM and CWRU joint production); "What's Old is New," a concert featuring music from the Leuven Chansonnier (Newberry Consort and Les Délices); Fiorello in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia(Cleveland Opera Theater); "Dangerous Love," a program of fiery 17th-century Italian music (Newberry Consort); Dottore Grenvil in Verdi's La traviata(The Cleveland Opera); Jesus in Bach's St. John Passion(Atlanta Baroque); Leporello in Mozart's Don Giovanni(La Musica Lirica); and Polyphemus in Handel'a Acis and Galatea(CWRU).