Now entering his third season as General Director of the Palm Beach Opera, Daniel Biaggi is committed to expanding the company’s mission of presenting high quality opera productions and engaging educational and community outreach performances to the communities it serves. Under his leadership, the company ended the fiscal year 10 for the first time with a budget surplus after successful fundraising initiatives including a major Matching Grant Campaign and Board of Director’s expansion plan.
As Interim Managing Director in addition to his responsibilities as Director of Artistic Operations, he spent the past 4 years casting and contracting Palm Beach Opera’s seasons in collaboration with Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Bruno Aprea. He oversees all staff activities and organizational events, including the Palm Beach Opera Young Artist Program and annual Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition. Daniel Biaggi has become the spokesperson for the organization in private and public affairs, and serves as Host of the Grand Finals Concert of the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition.
A frequent panel discussion guest and competition judge, Daniel Biaggi has served among others as panelist for the 2008 Opera America Conference in Denver, and has been jury member for the Tucker Foundation Career Grant Competition and Awards Nomination Panel, Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Competition. His commitment to Young Singers has led him to be invited to MissionAudition as part of Sherrill Milnes’ V.O.I.C.Experience, NYIOP pre-selection auditions in New York, Berlin and Zurich, and has been Advisor and Judge for the National Society of Arts and Letters Local Florida Chapter Competition.
Prior to his engagement at the Palm Beach Opera, Daniel Biaggi was Associate Director at Guy Barzilay International Artist Management in New York, co-managing the careers of over 40 singers worldwide. He has served on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, and Sarah Lawrence College in New York, coaching singers in operatic and art song repertoire with an emphasis on languages and diction. Daniel Biaggi has given master classes and performance seminars at the Juilliard School of Music as well as the Chautauqua Voice Institute. He has worked extensively for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, giving pre-performance introduction lectures and participating in the organization’s various Teaching Artist Programs as performer and educator.
A classically trained singer, Daniel Biaggi has performed operatic roles and recitals in the US as well as Europe. He holds a Post-Graduate and Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, a Bachelor of Music Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a Certificate of Musicology from the University of Berne, Switzerland.