Dan Snyder

Since first auditioning for tenor Placido Domingo at Washington Opera, Tenor Daniel Snyder has sung internationally on the opera stage, in concert as well as in recording work in the US, Germany, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Mozambique. A former member of the Washington DC Wagner Society’s Thomas Stewart and Evelyn Lear emerging singer’s program, his repertoire on the stage runs from dramatic German roles like ‘Jimmy’ in Kurt Weill’s Mahagonny to the romantic classics of Italian and French Repertoire. Snyder has concertized from Carnegie Hall soloing in the Verdi Requiem and presenting a German lieder recital, to the Beethoven 9th with the Seattle Symphony in the US as well as the Teatro Eduardo Brito in the Dominican Republic, and has appeared at Opera Boston as well as the San Francisco Opera among his many US regional appearances. Modern works and first performances have figured in his past.

Favorite concert performances include a presentation of Frank Martin’s ‘In Terra Pax’ broadcast from the National Cathedral on NPR, and narrated by Senator Bob Dole as a commemoration of the end of World War II and dedication of the war memorial on the national mall. His solo concert history includes work of Mendelssohn, Bach, Beethoven, Bruckner, Verdi and Handel with various choral organizations. A former member of the US Army Chorus, Dan appeared multiple times at the White House, and on the steps of the US Capitol. Coming from New York City, Dan lives in Wichita, with his wife, pianist Tracee Snyder, who is the accompanist for Derby high school. He is now the headmaster of Concordia Academy - Wichita, a Lutheran classical high school.