American bass-baritone Daniel Mobbs has won both roles and praise internationally, performing repertory with major opera companies all over the world. A native of Louisville, Kentucky he is a graduate of Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts.


In 2012/13, Mobbs sang Handel's Messiah with the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, and returned to Pittsburgh Opera as Dandini in La Cenerentola. The 2013/14 season saw his debut as Andrew Borden in Lizzie Borden with Boston Lyric Opera, and he joined the Metropolitan Opera for its latest production of Così fan tutte. In the 2014/15 season Mobbs will sing the role of Baron Douphol in Los Angeles Opera's La Traviata, starring Placido Domingo, and he will return to the Metropolitan Opera as Kromow in their Renee Fleming / Susan Graham production of The Merry Widow, which runs from New Year's Eve through the spring.


Daniel Mobbs has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the Caramoor International Music Festival, and most recently appeared as Oroveso in their summer 2010 production of Bellini's Norma. Other recent performances include Dandini in Rossini's La Cenerentola (Washington Concert Opera, May 2010), Ormonte in Handel's Partenope (New York City Opera, April 2010), Leporello in Mozart's Don Giovanni (Virginia Opera, February/March 2010), Alidoro in Rossini's La Cenerentola (Minnesota Opera, November 2010), Capulet in Gounod's Romeo and Juliet (Opera Company of Philadelphia, February 2011), Don Pedro in Meyerbeer's L'Africaine (Opera Orchestra of New York, March 2011), Giorgio in Bellini's I Puritani (Knoxville Opera, April 2011), Angelotti in Puccini's Tosca and Geronte in Massenet's Manon Lescaut (Opera Company of Philadelphia, April/May 2011 and April 2012), and Figaro in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (Portland Opera, November 2011).


Variously described by the press as having "a rich, mellifluous voice" (The New York Times), and a "clean, clear baritone" that "was a virile delight" (Palm Beach Daily News), Daniel Mobbs' "lightning-quick presence and bright, clean sound" (Opera News) and "elegant, cavernous tones" (Variety) are certain to keep delighting audiences for the foreseeable future.


Daniel Mobbs joins Caramoor's staff

Daniel Mobbs has joined the music staff of the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and looks forward to coaching the visiting young artists.   More information...


Private Coaching with Daniel Mobbs

Daniel Mobbs is coaching vocal students in New York. If you're interested in lessons, contact Daniel via the Contact Page of this site, or at his Facebook page.

Daniel Mobbs, Bass-Baritone

"I'm not sure how it happens, but somehow in the midst of conducting a performance, the conductor can feel it in the back of his neck if the public is really enjoying the singer. It relaxes everybody and takes the whole performance to a higher level. When Dan Mobbs is in the cast, that good feeling is guaranteed. Not only does he sing well, but other people seem to sing better around him."

— Will Crutchfield, Director of Opera, Caramoor

Daniel Mobbs, Bass-Baritone

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