The American tenor Daniel Brenna is considered one of the youngest and most convincing Siegfried’s around. His Siegfried has been much celebrated in theatres like the Washington National Opera, Longborough Festival Opera, Stuttgart State Opera, the Wagner Days Budapest and the Odense Philharmonic Orchestra. His Tannhäuser at the Dortmund Theatre was voted by the German press as the best singer.
His international career began in 2011 when he portrayed Aron in Moses and Aron at the Zurich Opera House. Before, he already enjoyed huge success in this very role at the Miskolc Opera Festival and at Müpa Budapest.
In 2012 Brenna made his widely noticed debut as Desportes in Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten at the Salzburg Festival. This role also took him to the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and to La Scala in Milan. He also sang in Amsterdam, Essen, Leipzig and May Festival Wiesbaden.
Brenna made his successful debut at the Metropolitan Opera House as Alwa in Alban Berg’s Lulu in 2015 and returned as Laca in Jenůfa in 2016.
Brenna performs with renowned conductors and directors such as Christoph von Dohnányi, Kirill Petrenko, Seiji Ozawa, Daniel Harding, Ingo Metzmacher, Adam Fischer, Stefan Soltesz, Michael Schoenwandt, Achim Freyer, Alvis Hermanis, Andreas Baesler, Peter Konwitschny and William Kentridge.
In the season 2017/18 he has performed Siegfried at the Ravello Festival and the Theater an der Wien, and will perform the same role at the San Francisco Opera House.