One of the world’s most sought-after voices, Canadian countertenor Daniel Taylor, O.C. is certainly among the nation’s most prolific performers and recording artists.
Praised by critics and audiences alike, his stunning voice has been heard in such hallowed halls as the BBC Proms and Wigmore in London; Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Zürich’s Tonhalle; in China’s Forbidden City; at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris; and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
His discography includes over 120 albums on such celebrated labels as SONY, Warner, DECCA and DG Archiv. and collaborating with renowned talents, a who’s who of classical music and beyond: conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Helmuth Rilling; singers Cecilia Bartoli, Suzie LeBlanc, Dame Emma Kirkby; and, actors Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, Megan Follows and Martha Henry.
Taylor’s productions have been recognized with numerous awards including a GRAMMY Award, Diapason d’Or, BBC Music Awards, JUNO Award, and Quebec’s ADISQ, among many others.
He is the founder and artistic director of two ensembles: The Theatre of Early Music and The Trinity Choir.
In Winnipeg to perform the title role in Handel’s oratorio Solomon, Classic 107 had the opportunity to chat with Daniel Taylor about finding his voice, his relationship with the oratorio, what keeps him going and the performance alongside Tracy Dahl, Monica Huisman and the University of Manitoba Singers and Alumni Chorus.
Solomon takes place 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 25 at the Centennial Concert Hall. For tickets and concert details, visit: www.wso.ca