Ingemisco - Verdi Requiem
The Bracelet - Roger Quilter
Angoisse - André Caplet
Daniel Weeks is an American Tenor - Artist/Professor. In Fall, 2015, he will join the voice faculty in Cincinnati at the College-Conservatory of Music, as he continues to maintain a performance career encompassing opera, concert, solo recitals, and recordings. Praised for his Italianate voice and sensitive musicianship, Mr. Weeks is also a highly sought-after teacher and master clinician. From 1998-2015, he was a member of the faculty at the University of Louisville.
As a concert artist, he has appeared with such orchestras as the Houston Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Columbus Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Memphis Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, the Huntsville Symphony, the South Dakota Symphony, the Symphony Silicon Valley, the Chattanooga Symphony, the Oratorio Society of New York, the Winter Park Bach Festival, the Bozeman Symphony, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the National Symphony of Mexico, the National Symphony of Costa Rica, the Xalapa Symphony (Mexico), and the National Youth Orchestra of Caracas (Venezuela).
On the operatic stage, he has performed with the Florentine Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Kentucky Opera, Mercury Opera, Nevada Opera, and in 2001 toured the U.S.A. in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with San Francisco Opera’s Western Opera Theater. Conductors with whom he has performed include; Steuart Bedford, Christoph Campestrini, Hal France, Stefan Lano, Jane Glover, Christopher Larken, Hans Graf, Gustav Meier, Junkchi Hirokami, Vladimir Spivakov, Alessandro Siciliani, John Keenan, John Rutter, Jorge Mester, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Eduardo Müller, Gregory Vajda, Stefan Sanderling, Delta David Gier, Ari Pelto, Lyndon Woodside, Uriel Segal, Robin Stamper, Mark Gibson, and Joe Mechavich. Stage directors with whom he has worked include; Linda Brovsky, Michael Cavanaugh, Leonard Foglia, David Gately, Casey Stangl, Nicholas Muni, Donald Westwood, and John Davies. In 2009, Mr. Weeks was honored by his alma mater, Belmont University, in Nashville, TN, with their Second Annual ENCORE ALUMNI AWARD for excellence in the field of classical music.
In 1999, he was a National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions and was also named Young Artist by the National Federation of Music Clubs. In October 1999, he made his New York Recital Debut with pianist, Donna Loewy on the Judith Raskin Memorial Concert Series. In February 2000, Mr. Weeks was the ON WINGS OF SONG recitalist with Donna Loewy under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation. For the next three years, he and Ms. Loewy presented recitals and school presentations for the Horne Foundation across the country.
Additionally, Mr. Weeks has collaborated with such notable pianists as Valerie Trujillo, Timothy Cheek, and Douglas Fisher. Since 2002, he has collaborated with pianist, Naomi Oliphant, giving over 150 performances throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. These include recitals in Katowice, Poland, Brno, CZ, and an appearance in Toronto, Canada, at the 2007 Collaborative Conference hosted jointly by The Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association, The Music Teachers National Association, and The Royal Conservatory of Music.
In 2009, Mr. Weeks and Naomi Oliphant released their CD entitled: Women of Firsts: A Recording of Art Songs by Lili Boulanger, Amy Beach, Grażyna Bacewicz, and Vítězslava Kaprálová, (Centaur Records). Critically acclaimed in the US and Europe, this recording showcases art songs by women who were the first in their respective countries to achieve national and international recognition for composition. He and Dr. Oliphant recorded their second CD entitled: The Lieder of Franz Liszt, which is scheduled to be released with Centaur Records in 2015.
During this past season, Mr. Weeks' performances included the WORLD PREMIERE of Gregory Vajda's opera, Georgia Bottoms: A Modern Opera of the South, Rachmaninoff's The Bells, Dvořák's Stabat Mater, Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Handel's Messiah, Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, Schubert's Mass in E-Flat, and Mendelssohn's Elijah. Upcoming performances include, Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin.
Mr. Weeks is represented by DISPEKER ARTISTS MGT, NYC.