Daniel C. Stein, M.M.

Adjunct Faculty
Creative Arts Center 088, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001


Tenor Daniel Stein, whose voice has been described as “ringing” and “warm and flexible,” begins the 2017-2018 season debuting with the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra singing Symphony Number 9 (Beethoven) along with returning to the Winston-Salem Symphony for Messiah (Handel) in December and debuting with the Springfield Symphony in April as soloist for Elijah (Mendelssohn).

Stein’s 2016-17 season included joining Opera Columbus singing the role of Rodolfo in their Opera on the Edge production of La Bohème (Puccini), the New Albany Symphony Orchestra as a soloist for their Holiday Concert, recitals at both Wright State University and Mid-Ohio Opera, soloist for Messa da Requiem (Verdi) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and Ruggero Lastouc in La Rondine (Puccini) with OSU Opera and Lyric Theatre. debuting with Opera Project Columbus singing Il Tinca in Il Tabarro (Puccini) and Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), as well as concerts with Greensboro Opera at Eastern Music Festival and with the Lancaster Festival Orchestra.

The 2015-16 season opened with the Tri-County Master Chorale as soloist for Messa da Requiem (Verdi). He was also seen singing as soloist in Messiah (Handel) with the Winston-Salem Symphony and Carmina Burana (Orff) with the Arizona MusicFest.

Mr. Stein kicked off the 2014-15 season performing as tenor soloist for the Portland (ME) Symphony’s performance of Glagolitic Mass (Janacek), a work he repeated making his debut with the Arizona MusicFest. Daniel also returned to the Winston-Salem Symphony where he sang the role of Chevalier de la Force in the opera Dialogues of the Carmelites (Poulenc), a role he then repeated with the Portland Symphony later in the season. He also sang Carmina Burana with the Mansfield (OH) Symphony and Te Deum (Bruckner) with the Florence (SC) Symphony.

He began the 2013-14 season with performances of Messiah (Handel) and excerpts from La Bohème (Puccini) with the Winston-Salem Symphony. He concluded the season with a return to Opera Carolina where he performed as Der Steuermann in Der Fliegende Holländer (Wagner). Opera News said of his performance, "The Steersman of Daniel Stein displayed a warm, attractive tenor of his own and added to the success of the production."

On the concert stage, Mr. Stein’s prestigious engagements have included a debut at Carnegie Hall as soloist for Elijah (Mendelssohn) with Manhattan Concert Productions. He has also performed such works as Magnificat (J.S. Bach), Johannes-Passion (J.S. Bach), Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven), Liebeslieder Walzer (Brahms), The Creation (Haydn), The Lord Nelson Mass (Haydn), Mass in C-Minor (Mozart), Requiem, (Mozart) and Oratorio de Noël (Saint-Sæns). Additional orchestras and choruses Daniel has performed with include the Charlotte Symphony, Bay Chamber Concerts, the Brevard Music Center Festival Orchestra, the Choral Society of Durham, Dayton Philharmonic, Eastern Music Festival, Greensboro Choral Society, Greensboro Symphony, Gwinnett Symphony, Lexington Choral Society (SC), and the South Carolina Philharmonic.

Equally at home operatic stage, highlights for Mr. Stein have included Azaël in L’Enfant Prodigue (Debussy) which CVNC.org said his “ringing tenor…as Azaël was outstanding. His warm timbre was especially fine for French and his diction stood out among a cast that was strong on this feature.” He was also seen in the World Premiere of the opera Picnic (L. Larsen), where he created the role of Alan Seymour, as a Guest Artist with UNCG Opera Theatre; Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) with Opera North (NH), Asheville Lyric Opera, and the Mansfield Symphony; Remendado in Carmen (Bizet) with Opera North; and Alfredo in La Traviata (Verdi) with Capital Opera Raleigh. Other roles include Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), Gerald in Lakmé (Delibes), Sam Polk in Susannah (Floyd), Ferrando in Così fan Tutte (Mozart), and Laurie in Little Women (Adamo). In addition, he has been seen with Opera Carolina, North Carolina Opera, Opera Company of North Carolina, and Greensboro Opera.  

A former Principal Young Artist with Opera North (NH) and Resident Artist at Opera Carolina, Daniel is in the process of completing a Doctor of Musical Arts at The Ohio State University. He completed his Master of Music at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Currently an Adjunct Faculty member at Wright State University, he formerly served on the voice faculties of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC and High Point University in High Point, NC. He currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and daughters.

Visit http://www.danielcstein.com to follow Mr. Stein's performing engagements.


Education History: 

D.M.A. - The Ohio State University (Expected completion: 2018)

                      Focus: Voice Performance

M.M. - The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

                      Focus: Voice Performance

B.M. - Wright State University

                      Focus: Voice Performance




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