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Composer Opera Role
P. Abraham Dschainah, Das Mädchen aus dem Tanzhaus Baron Bogumil Barczewsky
L. Bernstein A Quiet Place Junior
Candide Maximilian and Martin (covers)
J. Bock Anatevka (Fiddler on the Roof) Mendel
G. Bizet Carmen Moralès
E. Chabrier L’étoile Zalzal/Chef de la Police/Le Maître
H. Krása Brundibár Brundibár
R. Leoncavallo Pagliacci Silvio
J. Massenet Werther Werther (baritone version)
C. Monteverdi L’Orfeo Orfeo
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
J. Weinberger Frühlingsstürme Roderich Zirbtz
G. Verdi Rigoletto Marullo
A. Zemlinsky Eine florentinische Tragödie Simone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repertoire

Dániel Foki

2019/20 sees Dániel Foki return for his second season at the Komische Oper Berlin's Opera Studio, where the baritone will debut the roles of Baron Douphol (La traviata), Baron Bogumil Barczewsky in the German premiere of Paul Abraham's Dschainah, das Mädchen aus dem Tanzhaus, Roderich Zirbtz in Jaromir Weinberger's Frühlingsstürmen, and Marullo in Barrie Kosky's acclaimed staging of Rigoletto. He will reprise the roles of Martin (Candide) and Mendel (Fiddler on the Roof), and also appear as Alfons der Viertel-vor-Zwölfte/Nepomuk/Oberbonze Pi Pa Po in the premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin's new children's opera Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomativführer.

His roles at the Komische Oper Berlin in 2018/19 included Schaunard in a new Barrie Kosky production of La bohèmeMendel in Fiddler on the Roof, and the Male Cat/Grandfather Clock in L'enfant et les sortilèges. He also appeared as Karl in Attila Kadri Şendil's new children's opera Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten, and covered the 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.

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April 9, 2019

Daniel Foki debuts as Der Schwarze Kater and Vater Zeit in Petrushka at Komische Oper Berlin

Baritone Daniel Foki will debut as Der Schwarze Kater and Vater Zeit in Stravinsky’s Petrushka this Wednesday at the Komische Oper Berlin.  Toi toi toi Daniel!
 
Conducted by: Gabriel Feltz, Stage Direction by: Suzanne Andrade and Esme Appleton

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January 30, 2019

Successful Debut for Dániel Foki as Schaunard in Barrie Kosky’s New Production of La Bohème

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 […]

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January 22, 2019

Upcoming debut for Dániel Foki at the Komische Oper

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 Souza

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