Daniel Weeks

Guest Artist

Daniel Weeks, tenor
Daniel Weeks is an American Tenor – Artist/Professor. In 2015 he joined the voice faculty of the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music and continues to maintain a performance career encompassing opera, concert, solo recitals and recordings. Praised for his Italianate voice and sensitive musicianship, Weeks is also a highly sought-after teacher and master clinician. From 1998-2015, he was a member of the faculty at the University of Louisville.  

He has appeared with Houston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Memphis Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Louisville Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony, South Dakota Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley, Chattanooga Symphony, Oratorio Society of New York, Winter Park Bach Festival, Bozeman Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, National Symphony of Mexico, National Symphony of Costa Rica, Xalapa Symphony (Mexico) and National Youth Orchestra of Caracas (Venezuela).

On the operatic stage, he has performed with the Florentine Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Kentucky Opera, Mercury Opera, Nevada Opera, and in 2001 toured the U.S.A. in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with San Francisco Opera’s Western Opera Theater. Conductors he has performed with include; Steuart Bedford, Christoph Campestrini, Hal France, Stefan Lano, Jane Glover, Christopher Larken, Hans Graf, Gustav Meier, Junkchi Hirokami, Vladimir Spivakov, Alessandro Siciliani, Neal Gittleman, Matthew Halls, John Keenan, John Rutter, Jorge Mester, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Eduardo Müller, Gregory Vajda, Stefan Sanderling, Delta David Gier, Ari Pelto, Lyndon Woodside, Uriel Segal, Robin Stamper, Mark Gibson, and Joe Mechavich. Stage directors he has worked with include; Linda Brovsky, Michael Cavanaugh, Leonard Foglia, David Gately, Casey Stangl, Nicholas Muni, Donald Westwood, and John Davies.  In 2009, Weeks was honored by his alma mater, Belmont University, in Nashville, TN, with their Second Annual ENCORE ALUMNI AWARD for excellence in the field of classical music. 
In 1999, he was a National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions and was also named Young Artist by the National Federation of Music Clubs.  In October 1999, he made his New York Recital Debut with pianist, Donna Loewy on the Judith Raskin Memorial Concert Series.  In February 2000, Mr. Weeks was the ON WINGS OF SONG recitalist with Donna Loewy under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation.  For the next three years, he and Ms. Loewy presented recitals and school presentations for the Horne Foundation across the country.
Additionally, Weeks has collaborated with such notable pianists as Valerie Trujillo, Timothy Cheek, and Douglas Fisher. Since 2002, he has collaborated with pianist, Naomi Oliphant, giving over 150 performances throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. These include recitals in Katowice, Poland, Brno, CZ, and an appearance in Toronto, Canada, at the 2007 Collaborative Conference hosted jointly by The Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association, The Music Teachers National Association, and The Royal Conservatory of Music.

In 2009, Weeks and Naomi Oliphant released their CD entitled: Women of Firsts: A Recording of Art Songs by Lili Boulanger, Amy Beach, Grażyna Bacewicz, and Vítězslava Kaprálová, (Centaur Records). Critically acclaimed in the US and Europe, this recording show cases art songs by women who were the first in their respective countries to achieve national and international recognition for composition. He and Dr. Oliphant recorded their second CD entitled: The Lieder of Franz Liszt released in 2015 with Centaur Records.

During this past season, Weeks' performances included the WORLD PREMIERE of Gregory Vajda's opera, Georgia Bottoms:  A Modern Opera of the South, Rachmaninoff's The Bells, Dvořák's Stabat Mater, Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Handel's Messiah, Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, Schubert's Mass in E-Flat, and Mendelssohn's Elijah. Upcoming performances include Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin.

Banner photo by Susan and Neil Silverman Photography

Daniel Weeks