Noted for his “subtly inflected tenor phrasing” by the Berkshire Eagle, Daveed Buzaglo is a highly versatile up and coming performer. Equally comfortable in the recital hall and on the operatic stage, Daveed has held residencies with some of the most prestigious festivals and training programs in the country. These festivals include Songfest, where he was named a prestigious Schubert Fellow, two seasons as a young artist with Opera NEO, the tenor in residence for the Bach Institute with Emmanuel Music in Boston, and a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center where he worked side by side with artists such as Genius grant winning artist Dawn Upshaw, John Harbison Stephanie Blythe, Sanford Sylvan, and Richard Tucker award winner Renée Fleming. This coming summer Daveed looks forward to joining Des Moines Metro Opera as an apprentice artist. While there Daveed will sing in the ensemble for Copland’s The Tender Land, Dvorak’s Rusalka and Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus in addition to singing in the apprentice artist scene programs.
On the operatic stage, Daveed has sung a wide variety of roles including the Male Chorus in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia with Oberlin Opera Theater, the Brother in Kurt Weill’s Die Sieben Todsünden with Tanglewood Music Center and Vogelsang in Mozart’s The Impresario with Opera NEO in addition to leading roles in Hänsel und Gretel, Albert Herring, The Magic Flute and La Finta Giardiniera. This April, Daveed will make his debut with Stony Brook Opera Theater as Alfred in Die Fledermaus. This past summer, Daveed appeared as Spoletta in Finger Lakes Opera’s production of Tosca alongside world renowned soprano Jennifer Rowley, who is set to sing the title role at the Metropolitan Opera this coming season.
Daveed also has a profound love for song and oratorio. He has performed much of the standard Lieder repertoire including Beethoven’s “An die ferne Geliebte”, Schubert’s “Die Schöne Müllerin” and “Winterreise”, Schumann’s Liederkreis op.24, op. 39 and “Diechterliebe op. 48”. He has performed alongside Emmy award winning composer John Musto in a performance of the Great American Songbook at Songfest, collaborated with world renowned Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe in a performance of contemporary American love songs, and was featured in a recital celebrating Women composers curated by Dawn Upshaw. Daveed has performed Mozart's Requiem at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Schubert's Mass in G at the First United Methodist Church in Oberlin. Daveed has also extensively studied and performed the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach, most notably with Emmanuel Music in Boston under the direction of Ryan Turner, and at the Tanglewood Music Center where he was a featured soloist in Bach Cantata 163 Nur Jedem das Seine, under the baton of Pulitzer Prize Winner and MacArthur Genius Fellow John Harbison.
In 2016 Daveed was selected to participate in Marilyn Horne’s residency at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, singing in a public master class and taking private lessons with Ms. Horne. He has also appeared in classes with National Medal in the Arts and Richard Tucker Award winner Renée Fleming, Grammy award winner Eric Owens, and world renowned pianist Graham Johnson amongst many others.
A native of Philadelphia, Daveed began singing at the age of seven with the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men’s Chorale (PBCC). While with PBCC he toured Europe, Scandinavia and Canada and sang regularly with such groups as The Philadelphia Orchestra, Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir and the Incheon City Chorale. Daveed began his formal operatic training at Settlement Music School where he was a student of Judith Turano and named a three time Sobel Scholarship recipient. He finished high school at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Northern Michigan where he was a Titus Scholar, and received the voice award from the voice department. Daveed earned his Bachelors of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied with Salvatore Champagne. He currently is pursuing his masters degree at Stony Brook University, where he studies with world famous Soprano, Brenda Harris. Proud of his Jewish heritage, Daveed acts as a visiting cantor at Temple Israel in Canton, Ohio where he leads Shabbat and High Holiday services.