A graduate of San Francisco’s prestigious Adler Fellow Opera Program, American tenor Daniel Montenegro is recognized for his flexible and distinctive voice and a varied repertoire of bel canto, verismo, and contemporary roles. In 2015, Daniel made his Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and San Diego Opera debuts as Luis (a role he created) in El Pasado Nuca se Termina. Career highlights include Giovanni (La Hija de Rappaccini) with Gotham Opera and his European opera debut at the Théâtre du Châtelet as Mario in Daniel Catán’s Il Postino along side Plácido Domingo, as well as a number of significant role and company debuts including Roderigo (Otello) with San Francisco Opera, Alfredo (La Traviata) with New Orleans Opera and Minnesota Opera, Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) with Washington National Opera, Pang (Turandot) at the Hollywood Bowl conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, Pong (Turandot) with San Francisco Opera and Dallas Opera, and most recently Roméo (Roméo et Juliette) with Tulsa Opera and the Castleton Festival. Recently, Daniel made his company debut in the role of Mario in Il Postino with Opera Saratoga, his professional role debut as Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) with Arizona Opera, and debuted with Fort Worth Opera as Rafael in Cruzar la Cara de la Luna. The 2017-2018 season brought a concert of excerpts from La bohème with the Quad City Symphony, Rafael in Cruzar la Cara de la Luna in his debut with New York City Opera, and his San Diego opera debut as Arcadio in Florencia en el Amazonas.