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Musical Postcard: Daniel Moody
Monday December 28, 2020
Robert JOHNSON (1583–1633) “Care, charming sleep”
Daniel Moody, countertenor
The Musical Postcard makes its return this week with exquisite countertenor Daniel Moody. We first met Daniel through Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music and as a member of the prestigious Yale Voxtet. Since then, his star has continued to ascend in staged productions, oratorios, and recitals around the world. Highlights of his career include appearances as Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with Cincinnati Opera, and multiple appearances with Mark Morris Dance Company in Britten’s Curlew River and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.
Having sung many of the great Handelian countertenor roles — including Giulio Cesare, Rinaldo, and Arsamene (Xerxes) — he is equally at home with contemporary repertoire. He recently starred as Man #1 in composer Hannah Lash’s Desire, and as White Rabbit in Alice in the Pandemic, a virtual opera released by White Snake Projects.
Daniel made his PBO debut alongside mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter in our March 2019 concert set in a program of works by Handel, Arvo Pärt, and Caroline Shaw. He also joined us for PBO SESSIONS at Bing Studio at Stanford in works by Shaw, and regaled guests with his beautiful voice at Philharmonia’s 2019 Winter Gala. Daniel is equal parts talent and kindness.
In this musical postcard, Daniel performs Robert Johnson’s “Care, charming sleep” — in his words, “an invocation for sleep to make everything better.”