Vocalist - Baritone

Baritone Dan Kempson has been praised by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a singer whose onstage presence was matched by a fluid and handsomely burnished tone.” Recipient of a Career Development Award from the William Sullivan Foundation, he returned to the Apprentice Program of Santa Fe Opera in summer of 2014, where he sang El Dancairo in Carmen while also covering the leading baritone roles in their double bill of Mozart's The Impresario and Stravinsky's Le Rossignol. He can be heard in the title role in Milhaud’s L’Orestie D’Eschyle (Naxos label) with the University Musical Society, which was nominated for a 2015 Grammy award, Best Opera Recording. 



Posted: May-24-2017
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The Naxos recording of Milhaud's L'Orestie D'Eschyle, featuring baritone Dan Kempson in a leading role, has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award.

Posted: Dec-5-2014
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"Kempson’s sumptuous baritone gave Marcello a depth Puccini may not have envisioned for the struggling painter."

— Bangor Daily News
Posted: May-2-2016
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Posted: Apr-16-2014