Dan D'Souza, 22, was born in Kingston, Surrey and educated at the Tiffin Boys' School. As a member of Tiffin Boys’ Choir, he performed at the Royal Opera House in La Gioconda, Carmen, and Pagliacci with Placido Domingo and Angela Gheorghiou. He later returned to the ROH for work experience shadowing Sir Thomas Allen and Sir Colin Davis.
A recent graduate, Dan spent three years under Stephen Cleobury as a member of the choir of King’s College, Cambridge. During this time he was engaged in several high profile solos, including Three Kings by Cornelius on the BBC TV broadcast Carols From King's and at the Concertgebouw in 2011, and in both 2011 and 2012 on the BBC Radio broadcast Nine Lessons and Carols and at the Royal Albert Hall. In 2013, Daniel performed Rise, Heart by Vaughan Williams on the BBC TV broadcast Easter at King’s. Most recently he performed the first four of the Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams in China, Hong Kong, and Holland.
His opera roles in Cambridge include Junius in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia, and Harasta in Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen, Compagno in Cavalieri's Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo, Jan Coggan in Barnaby Martin's Far From The Madding Crowd.
His other roles in Cambridge include the Durufle Requiem, Faure Requiem, Brahms Deutches Requiem, Beethoven Mass in C, Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs, and Christus and the Bass arias in the Bach St John Passion.
In the last year, Daniel has performed in masterclasses by Roderick Williams, Andrew Kennedy, Sarah Connolly, and Andreas Scholl.
Daniel was the principal soloist for the King’s College Music Society, most recently performing Copland’s Old American Songs (Set One) with orchestra in King’s College Chapel.
In 2013 Daniel received the Edward Gollin Prize and was King’s College’s nomination for the Boise Scholarship. He currently learns with Russell Smythe.
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