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Cilli, Daniel

Daniel Cilli

Baritone (he/him) performed in 2016 at the San Francisco Opera as Le Dancaïro in Carmen. Other recent highlights: Pa Zegner in Proving Up (Pasadena Opera); Burton in Sharaku Unframed premiere (Left Coast Chamber Ensemble); Captain Ladoux in Mata Hari & Snapshot programs (West Edge Opera); the title role in Sweeney Todd (Enlightened Theatrics), Cervantes/Quixote in Man of La Mancha (Cinnabar Theater); Javert in Les Miserables (Utah Festival).

He has originated roles in premieres and performed standard repertoire roles like: Le Directeur/Mr. Presto in Les mamelles de Tiresias, Billy in Mahagonny Songspiel, Thames Captain in Heart of Darkness North American premiere, title role in Gesualdo, Prince of Madness premiere (Opera Parallèle); Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (Baltimore Symphony); Dandini in La Cenerentola, Taddeo L’italiana in Algieri (Livermore Valley Opera); title role in Don Giovanni, Lescaut in Manon Lescaut (West Bay Opera); Marullo in Rigoletto (Opera Santa Barbara, Opera San Jose); Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos (West Edge Opera, Festival Opera); the Cellist in Death with Interruptions premiere (Left Coast Chamber Ensemble); other new works with Earplay Ensemble, SF Contemporary Music Players, and has made special appearances with the wrestlers from Oakland’s Hoodslam!

Daniel was a principal artist 2006-2010 at Opera San José and performed 15 principal roles including the title role in Eugene Onegin; Mercutio, Romeo et Juliette; Papageno, Die Zauberflöte; Dandini, La Cenerentola etc. He has also performed at Utah Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Utah Festival, Houston Grand Opera Studio, Central City Opera, the Tanglewood and Aspen music festivals.