Daniel Brevik, voice faculty at The Hartt School Community Division
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Daniel Brevik

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Daniel BrevikDaniel "Danny" Brevik, bass-baritone, grew up in Holliston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Plymouth State University with a BA in voice. After winning first place at Boston National Association of Teachers of Singing song and aria competition, Brevik was the selected recipient of the Wendy Shattuck Presidential Scholarship to attend New England Conservatory in Boston. Taken under the wing of Stephen Lord (listed among the top “25 Most Powerful Names in U.S. Opera” by Opera News), Brevik was accepted into Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) as a Young Artist. After a successful first summer, OTSL contracted him several times for educational outreach, auxiliary roles, and donor events.

In 2014, Ricky Ian Gordon selected Brevik as his bass-baritone to premiere his new opera “27” and tailored the role of Earnest Hemingway specifically to Brevik's voice. There, he shared the stage as a colleague to Elizabeth Futral and Stephanie Blythe. The role earned him a spot on the cover of Opera News for their June 2014 magazine. He received rave reviews from the Washington Post, Opera Today, Opera News, and the Boston Music Intelligencer. While his voice is one “that could rattle the rafters one moment and be lullingly conversational the next,” Brevik is also equipped “…with the acting skills of someone who truly inhabits his character.” He was a finalist in the Ryan Opera Center’s competition at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

In 2016, Brevik, Blythe, and the cast of "27" made their New York premiere at New York City Center Theatre, under the baton of Ted Sperling. While a demanding presence in opera, his voice is extremely versatile, and he has experience performing musical theatre, jazz, pop, country, R&B and a cappella. His extensive stage experience and flexibility of styles can help any singer reach their fullest potential.