AZO Cast Members & Creatives
Daniel Prunaru Reagan
The Romanian born bass-baritone, Daniel Prunaru Reagan, made his professional opera debut in the role of Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Opera Nationala Bucuresti, Romania (1998-1999). Other operatic roles include Ferrando in Verdi’s Il Trovatore (1999), Samuel in Verdi’s Un Ballo In Maschera (2000) with Cluj National Opera, Romania, Don Basilio in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville with Santa Fe Opera (Young Artists Program in 1998), Constanta Opera (2000), and Lyric Theatre of Craiova (Romania), Doctor Bartolo in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (1999), Gian Francesco in Halevy’s La Jouvie with Lyric Theatre of Craiova (Romania, 1999) and Opera Iasi (1999), Count Rodolpho in Bellini’s La Sonnambula and Jacopo Fiesco in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra with Lyric Theatre of Craiova (2000).
He made his Arizona Opera debut with the role of Officer in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (2018).
Still early in his graduate studies at DePaul University in Chicago, Mr. Prunaru has enhanced his abilities as a professional singer with Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus for few seasons under Maestro Donald Palumbo (Faust, Aida, Fidelio, Göterdämmerung), Chicago Symphony Chorus, and from 2008 - 2015 in numerous opera productions with Houston Grand Opera Chorus under Maestro Richard Bado.
He has studied with Armen Boyajian, Mignon Dunn, Hector Vasquez, Lois Alba, and Norman Gulbrandsen, Alumnus of the 1998 Santa Fe Opera the Apprentice Singer Program, and 1996 The Piatra Neamt Young Artist Program in Romania, Mr. Prunaru has received many awards and honors, The Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Finalist (Chicago, 1998,) Boris Christoff International Opera Competition (Bulgaria, 2000,) Union League Vocal Competition (Chicago, 1996,) George London Foundation Vocal Competition (New York, 1998,) Hariclea Darclée International Opera Competition (Romania, 2000.)
He was also a music professor in Texas, serving as a professor of voice and music fundamentals at Lone Star College, Tomball, TX. (2009 – 2012.)