Daniel Buchanan, tenor, is a multifaceted artist active as a singer, actor, composer, pianist, and music educator. He recently made his European debut singing St. John Passion with Finland's Kuninkaantien Muusikot and performed the role of Nemorino in The Elixir of Love at the Portland Opera. Other recent performances include the Portland Chamber Orchestra (Messiah), Portland Opera (Madama Butterfly), Walla Walla Symphony, a tour of the Greek Islands with Cappella Romana, title role of Werther with Opera Theater Oregon, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Newport Symphony, and Mozart's Mass in C Minor at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival.
For three years, he performed regularly with the Houston Grand Opera, including the roles of Tonio in The Daughter of the Regiment, Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville and The Witch in Hansel and Gretel. Other opera roles include Ferrando in Così fan tutte, the title role in Albert Herring, and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. Mr. Buchanan enjoys frequent appearances with the Oregon Bach Festival (St. John Passion, Christmas Oratorio), Southwest Florida Symphony, Bach Society of Houston (St. Matthew Passion, Brockes Passion), Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and Houston Chamber Choir (B Minor Mass).
Since 2005, Mr. Buchanan has sung with the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Conspirare, based in Austin, Texas. With the group, he recorded A Company of Voices, which was aired nationally on PBS. Conspirare was a featured choir at the Wold Symposium on Choral Music in Copenhagen in 2008. He is also a founding member of Opera Vista, an innovative opera company based in Houston, Texas. Presenting a festival of contemporary opera every year, Opera Vista has become a vibrant addition to the arts community. With the company, he sang in Amy Beach’s Cabildo, including performances at the French Quarter Music Festival in New Orleans.
Mr. Buchanan has served on the voice faculties of the Conservatory of Music at Wheaton College and Lone Star College. He is also the founder of Portland-based voice studio Resound NW. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Abby and son Owen.