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Daniel O'Hearn is a first-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 2022-23. This season, his roles included both Basilio and Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro, Lurcanio in Ariodante, and Ruiz in Il Trovatore.

Daniel O'Hearn is an emerging full lyric tenor with a powerful Italianate ring.  ​In May of 2023, Mr. O'Hearn will debut the role of The Duke of Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto with Vashon Opera in Vashon, WA.

Mr. O'Hearn spent two summers as an apprentice at Santa Fe Opera. There, he covered the roles of Remendado in Bizet's Carmen, both The Sailor and The Shepherd in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, Tom Snout in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Peasant in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. He also sang in the chorus.

He was also with Utah Opera in Salt Lake City, UT for two seasons as a resident artist, singing Bill in Dove’s Flight, Spoletta in Puccini’s Tosca, and Peter Grey in Horovitz's Gentleman's Island, as well as covering Count Almaviva in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia. ​

In June of 2020, he graduated with a Master of Music in performance from DePaul University’s School of Music in Chicago, IL.

Mr. O’Hearn has also competed in several singing competitions, winning a Metropolitan Opera National Council 2021-2022 Grand Finalist prize. He was also the winner of the 2019 American Prize from the American Prize Oratorio Society of Chicago and placed first in the 2019 Kleinman Competition.

Mr. O’Hearn’s Residency is generously sponsored by John and Nancy Traina.

Don Basilio (Daniel O’Hearn) shares a secret in the Marriage of Figaro (photo credit: David Bachman)

Daniel O'Hearn as Curzio in the Marriage of Figaro (photo credit: David Bachman)

"He is a tenor spelled with a capital ’T’." -- Seen & Heard International (photo credit: David Bachman)

"Daniel O’Hearn, as Lurcanio, gave an excellent display of his pure and true, distinctly timbred tenor voice. He acted the part gracefully, and swung a mean sword..." -- onStage Pittsburgh (photo credit: David Bachman)

Daniel O'Hearn as Ruiz in Il Trovatore (photo credit: David Bachman)