Praised by critics as a “…voice [that] abounds in velvet timbre, which can sound both dramatic and lyrical” and “a real dramatic baritone voice… applying impressive mezza voce in dynamics, but also letting the tone resound evenly in full, voluminous fortes, including top notes”, baritone Daniel Luis de Vicente is quickly establishing himself at the international level, known for his elasticity and skill as both a singer and actor in lyric and dramatic roles. Recently the winner of the 2020 Austrian Music Theater Prize for best male supporting role, he is quickly gaining recognition for his fully-scoped and thrilling interpretations of 19th and 20th century Italian repertoire.
In a televised event hosted by Česká televize, Mr. de Vicente made his Rigoletto debut with the Prague State Opera in January 2021 to critical acclaim. It is a role that he is excited to reprise again in the Summer of 2021 in the Philipp Stöltzl production at the Bregenzer Festspiele. Other upcoming roles include two double-bills: Michele and Gianni Schicchi at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden throughout 2021 and a return to the Prague state Opera with Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Tonio (Pagliacci) in 2022. Mr. de Vicente will also be interpreting his first Scarpia (Tosca) with Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck in the 21/22 season.
In the 19/20 season, he debuted the role of Giorgio Germont (Traviata) in a joint production with Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern and Theater Heilbronn, as well as debuting the roles of Michele and Gianni Schicchi (Il Trittico) with the Tiroler Landestheater, Innsbruck. In 2018, he debuted as the title role in the German premiere of the zarzuela “El Gato Montés” with the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, which won "Opern Welt's" yearbook nomination for best new production of 2018. That fall, he made his Paolo Albiani (Simone Boccanegra) and Austrian debut with the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck, reprising the role later in 2019 at the Staatstheater Mainz. Previous to these performances, he was heard as the baritone soloist in Dvorak's "Te Deum"and Beethoven's "9th Symphony" with the Bochumer Symphoniker (BoSy) in the new Anneliese Brost Musikforum. He was also a featured soloist in a concert with Darmstädter Residenzfestspiele named "Italienische Opernnacht", and the previous summer, sang Capellio (I Capuleti ed I Montecchi) with Bassano OperaEstate and the Teatro Verdi in Padova, Italy. He has also performed the roles of Michonnet (Adriana Lecouvreur), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Don Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Gil (Il Segreto di Susanna) and Marcello (La Boheme). He was a young artist with Opera Colorado in their 2014-2015 season.
At the age of six, he began taking piano lessons. By the time he graduated high school he was also proficient at the clarinet, tuba, classical guitar and Galician bagpipes, and began singing in local choirs. He holds B.M. and M.M. degrees in Vocal Performance from the University of South Florida. After completing his Master’s degree, Mr. de Vicente moved to Venice, Italy, where he lived for over a decade. He currently lives in Germany and speaks fluent Spanish, Galician, English, Italian, Venetian dialect, and some German. He has studied with Jerald Reynolds, Sherman Lowe, Teresa Perdoncin, and Vincenzo Spatola.