DANIEL GUTMANN - Bass-baritone
The Austrian bass-baritone Daniel Gutmann currently studies Opera-singing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (Master), under University Professor Julia Bauer-Huppmann.
For many years Mr. Gutmann has performed as a bass soloist in lieder recitals, masses, and oratorios at various concert halls and churches especially in Austria and the United States. He gave his opera debut in 2013 as Don Alfonso in Mozart's opera COSI FAN TUTTE at the Salzkammergut Festival in Gmunden. In June 2015 he was Demetrius in Benjamin Britten's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of a University project. Last summer he sang (a mandolin playing) Leporello in Mozart's DON GIOVANNI at Vienna's Schlosstheater Schonbrunn. Immediately after he portrayed Buonafede ("an enthusiastic and moon addicted businessman") in Haydn's rarity IL MONDO DELLA LUNA. He is an active member of the opera organization ANIMATO, bringing opera appreciation to local school children both in Austria and in Germany.
Daniel Gutmann has attended both national and international vocal competitions where he was awarded first prize in 2012 in the Prima La Musica National Competition and in the International Heinrich Strecker Singing Competition in Baden, Wien where he was awarded second place in 2015, a first place at the international singing competition Viennese Dreams in Vienna 2016 and was finalist at the European singing contest Debut in Germany, as well as many others.
Daniel also exhibits his flexibility (and enthusiasm) as manager and frontman for the Country Pop group THE GROOVECAKE FACTORY as well as putting to good use his degree in sports science from the University of Vienna.
Mr. Gutmann appeared to great acclaim in a concert tour in New York in February 2017 and concluded this highly successful venture at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC. He has also appeared in Vienna's Konzerthaus this past summer as a member of the COMPANY OF MUSIC as well as in recitals in Vienna and Lower Austria. Future plans will find him in Zurich where he will showcase his talents in Stephen Storace's unknown opera GLI EQUIVOCI, as well as in Händel's opera ORESTE as Toante (2018) and a short appearance at Stadttheater Baden, Wien.