DANE JOINED OPERA MEMPHIS & WKNO FOR THEIR THIRD THURSDAY BROADCAST CELEBRATING BEETHOVEN'S 250TH BIRTHDAY
Opera Memphis and Memphis's local NPR station (WKNO) have teamed up to air a themed live broadcast on the third Thursday of each month. For November, it was a celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday. Click below to watch Dane perform Florestan's Entrance Aria from Fidelio as well as a Beethoven-inspired piece from Cipullo's Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House with poetry by Billy Collins.
Songs of Love and Longing
DANE JOINS BARITONE JAKE STAMATIS AND OPERA MEMPHIS MUSIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL SAKIR IN A DIGITAL MINI-RECITAL
The Opera Memphis company artists put together a beautiful afternoon of American songs by Barber, Cipullo, Heggie, Blitzstein, and more. Click below to hear selections from the program.
OPERA NEO PRODUCES A VIRTUAL A VIRTUAL PRODUCTION OF THE MAGIC FLUTE
While the cancelation of Opera Neo's public events (including Dane's debut as Faust) is deeply disappointing, they are creating an online production of The Magic Flute. This pioneering production directed by David Radamés Toro and conducted by Peter Kozma, will feature Opera Neo's talented young artists, all performing from their own homes. The virtual project will not only bring the joy of Mozart’s music into the homes of the San Diego community, but also will offer much-needed artistic fulfillment and a chance for collaboration to its young artists, orchestra members, visual designers, and production staff. Dane will perform the role of First Man in Armour.
Live with the Suartaños
CONTENT MAG'S PICK UP PARTY
Content Magazine published a feature on Dane's wife and cover girl Kerriann Otaño on her operatic journey and the importance of mental health. Due to COVID-19, the Pick Up Party was transformed into one over Zoom. Dane interviews Kerriann and they close out the video with an excerpt of the Act I duet from Carmen.
OPERA AMERICA BRINGS TOGETHER OVER 100 OPERA SINGERS UNITED IN SONG
Dane joined over 100 opera singers including Matthew Polenzani, Morris Robinson, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Edward Parks, Ailyn Pérez, and Sasha Cooke in a piece by Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell to help provide light to those in and around the operatic community affected by COVID-19.
DANE JOINS STRATAGEM ARTISTS
Founded by Justin Werner in 2018, Stratagem Artists is a boutique artist management company dedicated to representing a select roster of classical singers. They take pride in introducing their clientele to the opera companies, orchestras, and concert organizations of North America.