Samantha Barnes Daniel

Samantha Barnes Daniel is a native of Central Florida and an alumna of the University of Central Florida where she earned degrees in Vocal Performance, French Horn, and English Literature. She then pursued a Master’s Degree at Northwestern University in Chicago. Ms. Barnes Daniel spent two summers as a young artist at Chautauqua Opera in the 2009-10 season, and joined the Pullin Opera Studio as a resident artist at Arizona Opera that same year. She is currently a member of the Opera Tampa Singers. Ms. Barnes Daniel twice won first place at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for the Central Regionals in 2008 and the Southeastern Regionals in 2012. Both years she continued on to the National Semi-Finals on the Metropolitan Opera Stage. She is also a prize winner from the American Opera Society of Chicago, was a Sarah Tucker Grant Nominee in the Richard Tucker Foundation Competition, a semi-finalist in the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, and a finalist in the Marcello Giordani International Vocal Competition. Ms. Barnes Daniel’s recent work includes several roles with Florida Opera Theater and the Orlando Philharmonic, including Mrs. Gobineau in The Medium, Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, soloist in Mahler’s 3rd Symphony and Flora in La Traviata. She recently sang at the Orlando Philharmonic’s 2013 -14  Focus Series concert, Venetian Vespers.  Samantha also maintains a private voice studio of 35 students in the Orlando area.