BM, MM, Manhattan School of Music. Voice studies with
John Brownlee; opera and concert coaching with Kurt Adler, George Schick, Otto
Herz, and Isaac Van Grove. Acting with Rose Lanver, Felix Brentano, Henry
Butler, and Ludwig Donath.
Principal tenor with
leading opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera,
and Salzburg Opera. Numerous recitals and appearances in oratorios and as
soloist with leading orchestras. Director of Vocal Education for Opera På
Skäret in Sweden and Faculty, American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz,
Austria. Former head of voice department, Syracuse University.
Voice faculty, Mannes College The New School for Music since 1974.
Chair, Mannes Voice Department, 1998-2001. Artistic director,
Mozart Opera Project, founded in 1979. Author of articles for Music Journal, Nats Journal, and Classical Singer Magazine.
In January 2007, Mr. Marek published a comprehensive book on vocal
history and singing technique, Singing: The First Art. In 2013, Mr.
Marek published Giovanni Battista Rubini and the Bel Canto Tenors: History
and Technique. Both were published by Scarecrow Press. Alto: Voice
of Bel Canto: History and Technique will be published by Rowan &
Littlefield in June, 2015. Mr. Marek’s students have appeared in leading
roles at La Scala, the Metropolitan, Chicago, San Francisco, New York City,
Paris Opera Bastille, Stockholm, and Teatro Colón Operas.Personal Website:www.danmarekbelcanto.com
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