Daniel Kamalić


"The highlight of the evening was Lenski's short lament, which was sung with ravishing, featherweight pianissimos by returning tenor Daniel Kamalić."
— Town Times

" Kamalić roared onstage with charisma that wowed the audience."
— The Bay State Banner

"Daniel Kamalic... sang with fine sound that was always heard over the orchestra."
— Alberti Talks


Winner of the 2014 American Prize Oratorio Award, lyric-dramatic tenor Daniel Kamalić has been praised for his “big, stunning voice” (Chris Buchanan, Berkshire Fine Arts) with “exciting, tremendous force and a burnished tonal quality” (Larry Kellum, Town Times). "Kamalić roared onstage with charisma that wowed the audience," wrote Jacquinn Williams of The Bay State Banner. About his recent performance in Connecticut Lyric Opera's Eugene Onegin, Milton Moore of The Day wrote that he “excelled vocally” with “a vibrant and ringing Lenski” and Mr. Kellum wrote “The highlight of the evening was Lenski's lament, which was sung with ravishing, featherweight pianissimos by returning tenor Daniel Kamalić.”

In the 2015-16 season, Mr. Kamalić performed the roles of Luigi in Il Tabarro with Garden State Opera in New Jersey, Giles Corey in The Crucible with Hartford Opera Theater, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana with Pioneer Valley Symphony in Northampton Massachusetts, Dudley in Little Red's Most Unusual Day with Rochester Lyric Opera, and the title role in composer Eric Sawyer's new opera The Scarlet Professor at Amherst College. In the 2014 season, he performed the roles of Turiddu and Canio in Maryland Lyric Opera’s double bill of Cavalleria Rusticiana and Pagliacci, Alfredo in La Traviata with Long Island Opera, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with Hubbard Hall Opera Theater in Cambridge New York, Delmonte in Un Giorno di Regno with Odyssey Opera in Boston, and the title role in Ronnie Reshef's The Lifespan of a Fly with Hartford Opera Theater. His recent concert performances have included the tenor solos in Haydn's Theresienmesse with Mystic River Chorale in Connecticut, Casals's El Pessebre with Obesa Cantavit in Connecticut, Beethoven's 9th Symphony at Harvard's Sanders Theater, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra, Schubert's Mass No. 5 with the Connecticut Virtuosi, and Carmina Burana with the New York State Ballet. Upcoming performances include the roles of Tsarevich Gvidon in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Golden Cockerel with New Opera NYC, Raoul de St. Brioche in The Merry Widow with New Rochelle Opera, and Harlekin / Soldat in Der Kaiser von Atlantis with the Israel Chamber Orchestra.

In addition to the repertoire standards, Mr. Kamalić is a champion of new music, having performed in numerous opera and concert premieres. He most recently created the title role in Reshef's The Lifespan of a Fly with Hartford Opera Theater as well as the title role in Sawyer's The Scarlet Professor at Amherst College. Other premieres include the roles of The Shepherd in Younger's The Girl from Shunem with the Youngerian Ensemble, Dupoirier in Lee's Oscar Wilde with Granite State Opera, John Meneely in Kyder's Letter from Italy, 1944, with the Greater Middletown Chorale, the tenor solo in Grimes's Mass for a Dawning Age with Quincy Choral Society and Orchestra, and the role of Dr. Charles Leale in Sawyer's Our American Cousin with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (available on the BMOP/Sound label). The Croatian-American tenor has also reveled in the opportunity to explore and present the music of Croatia. He made his European debut in 2012 with Kvartet Veljak in Valun, Croatia, and will make his Israeli debut in 2018 with the Israel Chamber Orchestra in Tel Aviv.

Mr. Kamalić holds degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the New England Conservatory of Music, and has served as resident stage director for the Young Opera Company of New England. He has held artist residencies with London-based Streetwise Opera and with National Public Radio's “From the Top”.

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