Tenor Daniel Bates is currently a member of the Apprentice Artist Program at the Santa Fe Opera. He was also recently a Resident Artist with Shreveport Opera, where he was seen as Pong (Turandot) andNanki-poo (The Mikado) in 2014, in addition to covering Nemorino (L’Elisir d’Amore). In 2013, Daniel was a Studio Artist with Opera Saratoga, and was previously a Festival Artist with Utah Festival Opera in 2012. Hewas a regional finalist in the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. A native of Elmira, New York, Daniel holds a master’sdegree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College. Roles performed at the San Francisco Conservatory include Laurie (Adamo’s Little Women), Lurcanio (Handel’s Ariodante), and Basilio (Le Nozze di Figaro) in 2013; Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) in 2012; and The Witch (Hansel and Gretel) in 2011. Also in 2011, he appeared as Ralph Rackstraw (H.M.S. Pinafore) with the Cornell Savoyards. At Ithaca College, he was seen as Orfeo (Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo) in 2011, Le Comte Barigoule (Viardot’s Cendrillon) in 2009, and in 2010 as the Drunkard in the collegiate premiere of Portman’s The Little Prince.