General Director since 2009, Daniel Biaggi oversees all artistic, production and organizational aspects of Palm Beach Opera including Board relations, financial oversight, development, and marketing.
Mr. Biaggi joined Palm Beach Opera as Director of Artistic Operations in 2005, and has since held various leadership roles in the production of over 25 fully staged opera productions/91 performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (capacity: 2,194 seats). In addition, he was part of the production of 2 semi-staged performances of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with separate ballet corps, and produced concert performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Verdi’s Requiem with large orchestra and almost 200 chorus members.
During the company’s 50th Anniversary, Mr. Biaggi was responsible for the concept of the Golden Jubilee Gala Concerts featuring several world class opera singers, 70 member orchestra and 50 chorus members, prepared multi-media inserts, wrote the script and acted as co-host along with Sherrill Milnes. Mr. Biaggi was also responsible for the planning of the first outdoor Opera @ the Waterfront, a free concert in downtown West Palm Beach which has grown to attract an audience of over 4,000 people.
Mr. Biaggi serves as a jury member for National and International Competitions and Auditions, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Tucker Music Foundation Competition, Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, and Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Competition as well as the NYIOP pre-selection auditions in New York and Zurich, Switzerland. He received Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to arts and culture in South Florida from the National Society of Arts and Letters/South Florida Chapter.
Mr. Biaggi currently serves on the board of OPERA America, the service organization for all US opera companies, and is Chair of the Cultural Executive Committee of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
Prior to joining Palm Beach Opera, Mr. Biaggi was Associate Director at Guy Barzilay International Artists Management in New York where he co-managed the careers of over 40 singers worldwide. He has served on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music and Sarah Lawrence College and has given Master Classes and Performance Seminars at the Juilliard School of Music and the Chautauqua Voice Institute. Mr. Biaggi holds both a Post-Graduate and Master’s Degree 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 in Switzerland.