Daniel Norman studied in the United States and Canada, and at Oxford University and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Concert engagements include Benjamin Britten's War Requiem in Warsaw; Alban Berg's Wozzeck (Mahler Chamber Orchestra); Handel's Messiah and Bach's St. John Passion (Royal Festival Hall); Michael Tippett's A Child of Our Time (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia); Britten's Les Illuminations and Mozart's Requiem (BBC Philharmonic); Die schöne Müllerin (Holywell Music Room, Oxford); Britten's Nocturne (St. John’s Smith Square); Britten's Serenade (Tel Aviv); Stravinsky's Les Noces with Martha Argerich; and Bach's St. Matthew Passion (Concertgebouw in the Netherlands and in Denmark).
Mr. Norman has also performed Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra); Holst's Savitri (Nash Ensemble); the role of Sam Kaplan in Kurt Weill's Street Scenes (BBC Proms); St. John Passion (The King's Consort); Judas in Birtwistle's The Last Supper (London Sinfonietta in Italy); Argento's Jonah and the Whale (Boston); Britten's St. Nicolas (BBC Concert Orchestra); Mozart's Requiem (St. John’s Smith Square); and Carl Off's Carmina Burana (Cheltenham and Wexford Festivals). Mr. Norman has held recitals at Wigmore Hall in London and has had regular appearances at the Three Choirs, Cheltenham, Chelsea, Lichfield, and St. Endellion Festivals.
Operatic credits include Borsa in Rigoletto (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw and Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus (Glyndebourne Festival Opera); White Minister in Le Grand Macabre (English National Opera); Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos (Garsington Opera and London Symphony Orchestra); Mao in Nixon in China (Opera Boston and in Verona); Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos (L’Opéra National de Paris); Elemer in Arabella (Garsington Opera); and the title role in Thomas Arne's Alfred (Covent Garden Festival). Mr. Norman also performed the role of the Electrician in Thomas Adès's Powder Her Face, both in David Alden's Almeida/Aldeburgh production (made into a film for Channel 4), and in its Vienna, Boston, and St. Petersburg premieres.
Further credits include Fenney/Hugo in Richard Rodney Bennett's The Mines of Sulphur (Wexford Festival); Bob Boles in Britten's Peter Grimes (Endellion Festival); Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera Zuid); Hermes in Tippett's King Priam (Reis Opera); and Eurimaco in Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria and Valetto in L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Bayerische Staatsoper opera company in Munich and the New Israeli Opera). In 2002, Mr. Norman received critical acclaim for his performance of the first official staging (with London's homeless men and women) of all five Britten Canticles in Westminster Abbey with Streetwise Opera. He can be heard on his debut solo recording, Britten: Who Are These Children?, with pianist Christopher Gould (BIS Records).