SELECTED PRESS

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Valencia

"Helena ( Leah Partridge ) and Demetrius (Dan Kempson ) had considerable projection ... They were also the most committed actors."

"Mejoró asimismo después. Helena (Leah Partridge) y Demetrius (Dan Kempson) lucieron una proyección considerable ... Todos ellos fueron, además, entregadísimos actores."

     - Rosa Sola, Valencia CulturPlaza

 

"L'orestie d'Eschyle", NAXOS - Grammy Nominee, Best Opera

"One of the Top Recordings of the Year"

    - Alex Ross, The New Yorker

 

"Milhaud's Orestes, a victim of divine proscription rather than an obsessive avenger, is a far nobler figure than his namesakes in Elektra or Ermione, and Dan Kempson's performance is admirably restrained in its dignity ... an extraordinary achievement, and utterly mesmerizing."

    - Tim Ashley, Opera Magazine (UK)

 

Carmen, Santa Fe Opera

"Dan Kempson and Noah Baetge were thoroughly scuzzy as Dancaïre and Remendado ..."

    - Simon Williams, Opera News

 

Silent Night, Fort Worth Opera

​"Kevin Newell and Dan Kempson were commanding figures ... their vocal delivery - especially Kempson's resonant baritone - was as smooth as aged scotch."

   - William Spiegelman, Opera News

 

Sumeida's Song, Prototype Festival

​"It was overwhelming to be so close to the emotional singing of the impressive cast ... Dan Kempson, a strong lyric baritone, brings a touching blend of poignancy and exasperation to Alwan."

    - Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

Hydrogen Jukebox, Fort Worth Opera

"Creeping, dancing, flinging themselves, the singers put on heroic performances. With understated amplification to equalize voices wherever they turn, they also with handsome tones and uncanny pitch accuracy.  Dan Kempson's gorgeous baritone was a clear standout, and Abercrombie & Fitch looks won't hurt his career."

    - Scott Cantrell, Opera (UK)



Rinaldo, Pittsburgh Opera

"Dan Kempson was outstanding as Argante, singing with striking power and tonal luster."

    - Mark Kanny, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



Schwabacher Summer Concert, Merola Opera Program

"The evening concluded with a wonderful excerpt from The Merry Wives of Windsor ... [Kevin Thompson's Falstaff] was joined by baritone Dan Kempson as Fluth, a singer whose onstage presence was matched by a fluid and handsomely burnished tone."

    - Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

VIDEO

Paper Route, from Kaminsky's 'As One', West Edge Opera

LIVE performance

Mein Sehnen, mein Wâhnen (Die tote Stadt)

Discography

Ronaldo Cabral

John Musto's Later The Same Evening

Manhattan School of Music Opera Theatre

Michael Barrett, conductor

Recorded December 2009

Released April 2010

Available on Amazon & iTunes

Oreste

Darius Milhaud's Oresteia of Aschylus

University Musical Society, U. of Michigan

w/ Brenda Rae, Lori Phillips, Julianna Di Giacomo, Tamara Mumford,Jennifer Lane & Sidney Outlaw

Recorded April 2013

Released Sept 9, 2014 on NAXOS

Available on Amazon and iTunes