|L. Bernstein||A Quiet Place||Junior|
|Candide||Maximilian and Martin (covers)|
|J. Bock||Anatevka (Fiddler on the Roof)||Mendel|
|E. Chabrier||L’étoile||Zalzal/Chef de la Police/Le Maître|
|J. Massenet||Werther||Werther (baritone version)|
|G. C. Menotti||Help, Help, The Globolinks!||Tony|
|W. A. Mozart||Così fan tutte||Guglielmo|
|Le nozze di Figaro||Count Almaviva|
|Le nozze di Figaro||Figaro (studied)|
|Die Zauberflöte||Papageno (studied)|
|Don Giovanni||Don Giovanni|
|W. A. Mozart/C. Goldoni||Der Diener zweier Herren||Truffaldino|
|G. Puccini||La bohème||Schaunard|
|Gianni Schicchi||Betto di Signa/Marco|
|M. Ravel||L’enfant et les sortilèges||The Male Cat/Grandfather Clock|
|G. Rossini||La Cenerentola||Dandini|
|Il barbiere di Siviglia||Figaro|
|Il viaggio a Reims||Lord Sidney/Don Prudenzio|
|A. K. Şendil||Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten||Karl|
|J. Strauss||Die Fledermaus||Dr. Falke/Gabriel von Eisenstein|
|A. Zemlinsky||Eine florentinische Tragödie||Simone|
Baritone Dániel Foki joins the opera studio of the Komische Oper Berlin at the beginning of the 2018/19 season. His upcoming roles on the mainstage in Berlin include Schaunard in a new Barrie Kosky production of La bohème, Mendel in Fiddler on the Roof, and the Male Cat/Grandfather Clock in L'enfant et les sortilèges. He also appears as Karl in Attila Kadri Şendil's new children's opera Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten, and will cover the two roles of Maximilian and Martin in the company's mainstage production of Bernstein's Candide.
In 2017-18, the young singer made his company debut with the Neue Oper Wien, appearing as Junior in a new production of Leonard Bernstein’s opera A Quiet Place. He also sang the role of Moralès in Bizet’s Carmen at the Opéra Royal de Versailles, in a performance conducted by Jean-Christophe Spinosi.
The 25-year-old baritone was born into a music-loving family in Szombathely, Hungary. His childhood ambition to become an actor led him to his hometown music school, where he quickly became fascinated by the world of opera and was particularly inspired by stars such as Bryn Terfel and Cecilia Bartoli. After graduating high school, he was admitted to the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where he studied singing with Professor Karlheinz Hanser and operatic stage direction with Professor Beverly Blankenship. He subsequently enrolled in the university’s master program in art song and oratorio under the supervision of Professor Charles Spencer. While studying in Vienna, he participated in masterclasses with Helmut Deutsch and Kristinn Sigmundsson. He also appeared in several university productions at the Schönbrunn Palace Theater, with roles including Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Dr. Falke in Strauss's Die Fledermaus.
Dániel’s operatic repertoire includes works by composers ranging from Monteverdi through to Menotti. At the Munich Kammeroper, he sang Dandini in a production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola, and in 2016, he performed the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in a university touring production at the Stadttheater Baden. He was awarded the first prize and audience prize in the 2016 Nico Dostal Vocal Competition, and in the same year also won first prize in the voice section of the 24th International Johannes Brahms Competition.
Baritone Dániel Foki made his very successful debut as Schaunard in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Puccini’s La Bohème this past weekend on January 27th and the reviews are in:
“The young hungarian baritone Dániel Foki, a member of the Komische Oper’s opera studio, can be considered a real discovery in the role of Schaunard. There’s great talent on the rise here. His curtain call together with Vera-Lotte Böcker sparked the most applause.” – Online Merker
“It’s great to see how young hungarian baritone Dániel Foki […]conitnue
Baritone Dániel Foki will debut as Schaunard in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Puccini’s La Bohème on January 27th!
Additional performances on Feb. 2., 8., and 14., Mar. 17., 22., 30., Apr. 4., 19., 28., May 15., Jun. 29.
Conductor: Jordan de Souzaconitnue