Daniel Seigel received his degree in theatre from Birmingham-Southern, and his Master’s Degree in Voice and Graduate Performance Diploma in Opera from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was in the studio of renowned British bass-baritone John Shirley-Quirk. He has appeared in concert with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, and in Carnegie Hall with the Bloch Sacred Service. Daniel is the winner of the Young Artist Competition for the National Federation of Music Clubs, and subsequently served as the man’s voice chair for 10 years. He has performed with Opera Birmingham, Mobile Opera, Chesapeake Concert Opera, Opera North, and Opera New Jersey, and he currently serves as the chorus master for Opera Birmingham.
Of his Carnegie Hall debut, reviewer Barrett Cobb wrote: “Mr. Seigel is an excellent singer…He displayed mastery of his craft. The voice is warm and rich with a nice spin, which allows him to glide effortlessly between registers.” Baltimore Sun music critic Tim Smith wrote “ (Carmen) provided a showcase for Daniel Seigel, who sang the heck out of the ‘Toreador Song’ in excellent French and with what few baritones bother trying to achieve in this aria—nuance.”
Daniel is a native and resident of Birmingham and has taught voice and musical theater locally, and served on the voice faculty at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. He is a professional photographer on the side and runs a successful marriage therapy practice in Birmingham.