Eastern Mennonite University

Daniel Buchanan

Daniel Buchanan, Daniel Buchanan, tenor, is a multi-faceted artist active as a singer, actor, composer, pianist, and music educator.  The 2010-2011 season brings him to the Portland Chamber Orchestra (Messiah), Newport Symphony (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony), and Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival.  He made his debut with the Portland Opera last season, and he sings the role of Nemorino in The Elixir of Love with the company this year.  He will also play the title role of Werther in Opera Theater Oregon’s innovative adaptation of the work entitled Out of Eden.  
For three years, he performed regularly with the Houston Grand Opera, including the roles of Tonio in The Daughter of the Regiment, Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville and The Witch in Hansel and Gretel. Other opera roles include Ferrando in Così fan tutte, the title role in Albert Herring, and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni.  Mr. Buchanan has enjoyed appearances with the Oregon Bach Festival (St. John Passion, Christmas Oratorio), Voce Chamber Singers, Southwest Florida Symphony, Bach Society of Houston (St. Matthew Passion, Brockes Passion), Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and Houston Chamber Choir (B Minor Mass).
Since 2005, Mr. Buchanan has sung with the internationally-acclaimed vocal ensemble Conspirare, based in Austin, Texas.  With the group, he recorded the Grammy-nominated release A Company of Voices, which was aired nationally on PBS.  He is also a founding member of Opera Vista, an innovative opera company based in Houston, Texas.  Presenting a festival of contemporary opera every year, Opera Vista has become a vibrant addition to the arts community.  With the company, he has sung in Amy Beach’s Cabildo, including performances at the French Quarter Music Festival in New Orleans.

Mr. Buchanan served on the voice faculties of the Conservatory of Music at Wheaton College and Lone Star College.  He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Abby.