About this Artist
Tenor DANIEL MONTENEGRO (Pang), a Southern California native, is a current Adler fellow at the San Francisco Opera. In June 2011 he performed Mario in Catán’s Il Postino opposite Plácido Domingo at the Châtelet Theater in Paris. Recently, Montenegro sang Alfredo in Verdi’s La traviata with the Minnesota Opera. As a participant in San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, last summer he was heard as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore. Last season appeared at the Sydney Festival as the Shepherd in Stravinsky’s Oedipus rex under Joana Carneiro, directed by Peter Sellers. He made his San Francisco Opera debut as Roderigo in Otello. His many appearances with LA Opera have included Gastone in La traviata (released on Decca DVD), Maximino Mendez in the world premiere of Lee Holdridge’s Concierto para Mendez and El Dancaïro in Carmen, a role he also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2008 at the Hollywood Bowl. He has also appeared in LA Opera productions of L’incoronazione di Poppea, Luisa Fernanda, Il tabarro, Die Gezeichneten, and Il Postino. This season Montenegro will be heard in San Francisco Opera’s productions of Turandot, Lucrezia Borgia, Carmen, and Attila. Montenegro is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.