B i o g r a p h y
Daniel Gray Bell is a British tenor from Christchurch, Dorset. He received his Bachelor of Music (Hons) at the Royal College of Music (supported by the Charles Branchini Award) in London, under the tutelage of Justin Lavender. He is currently pursuing a Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music, under the continued tutelage of Justin Lavender. He is a Mason Award Holder, supported by the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship. Daniel is also supported by the Christchurch Drill Hall Charity Trust and the Denne Gilkes Memorial Fund.
Operatic roles include Erster geharnischter Mann and Zweiter Priester (Die Zauberflöte/RCM International Opera Studio), Oronte (Alcina/Saluzzo Opera Academy), Lensky (Eugene Onegin/Bath Opera), as well as debuting the roles of Tenor Caterpillar (Growing Wings/Eluned Davies) and Teenage Boy (My Days as a Zombie on Earth/Darren Sng) with RCM/Tête à Tête: Odesseys.
Daniel has also performed in the chorus of productions with the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio, including Offenbach’s Robinson Crusoe and Haydn’s comic opera Il mondo della luna.
Daniel has studied internationally, joining the Saluzzo Opera Academy for their 2021 Opera Festival, performing in the Scuola Di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale and taking part in various masterclasses given by Mark Sampson and Nathaniel LaNasa. He has also performed in a masterclass given by Jonathan Lemalu at the RCM.
Oratorio work includes Bach's Johannes-Passion (Evangelista), Händel's The Messiah, Stainer’s The Crucifixion, Haydn’s The Creation, Schütz’ Weihnachtshistorie, Mozart's Requiem in D minor, Puccini's Messa di Gloria, and Verdi's Messa da Requiem.
Upcoming performances include Haydn's The Creation with the Sussex Festival Choir, and he will be joining the chorus of Grange Park Opera’s semi-staged production of Wagner’s Die fliegende Holländer this summer. Daniel will also be joining the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Alexander Gibson Opera Studio this September.