Countertenor Daniel Moody has garnered widespread acclaim for his commanding yet expressive vocal timbre and his breathtaking musicianship. Praised as having a “vocal resonance, [which] makes a profoundly startling impression,” by The New York Times and for his “vivid and powerful” voice, by The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Moody is equally known for his “sweet and melancholy sound,” according to The Washington Post and ability to “pierce heart…s” and “utterly silence a room,” according to The Boston Musical Intelligencer with his expressivity and deep connection with audiences.
Recent opera appearances include Nerone in Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea,” the title roles in Handel’s “Giulio Cesare” and “Rinaldo,” Oberon in Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and L’Enfant in Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les sortileges.” In a review of “Rinaldo” The San Diego Story said, “[Moody] may help to create a new operatic vocal category: Helden Countertenor.” Moody has performed as a soloist at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and London’s St. John’s Smith Square with the prestigious Yale Voxtet, working with renowned conductors David Hill, Simon Carrington, Masaaki Suzuki, and Matthew Halls.
Highlights of 2015 through 2016 include the American premiere of George Benjamin’s “Dream of the Song” at the Festival of Contemporary Music at the Tanglewood Music Center, Handel’s “Messiah” with the Charleston Symphony and Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestras, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Oberon) at the Lakes Area Music Festival, Minnesota, and concerts with early music group La Fiocco. He was also invited as one of four vocalists in Joyce DiDonato’s Carnegie Hall opera workshop broadcast on Medici TV.
Moody is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory and recently graduated with a master’s degree from the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music.