Countertenor Daniel Moody has garnered widespread acclaim for his “sweet and melancholy sound” (The Washington Post) and his ability to “pierce hearts” and “utterly silence a room” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer). Cited for a “vocal resonance [that] makes a profoundly startling impression” (The New York Times) and his “vivid and powerful” voice (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), Moody is equally celebrated for his interpretations of contemporary and baroque works.
Moody’s opera appearances have included the title roles in Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Rinaldo, Arsamene in Xerxes, Lichas in Hercules, Didymus in Theodora, Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, L’Enfant in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortileges, and the “eerie yet forceful” (Broadway World) leading role of Man #1 in the world premiere of Desire by composer Hannah Lash.
A graduate of the prestigious Yale Voxtet, a part of Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music – he has performed as a soloist at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, London’s St. John’s Smith Square and, Cambridge’s Trinity College, with conductors David Hill, Simon Carrington, Masaaki Suzuki, and Matthew Halls.
Moody is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music and has won several awards in competitions which include Metropolitan National Council Auditions, George London Competition, Handel Aria Competition, New York Oratorio Society Competition, and Russell Wonderlic Competition.