Daryl Yoder

Virginia-born bass-baritone Daryl Yoder was raised in southern Africa and received his musical training at the Oberlin Conservatory and Boston University. Praised for his resonant sound and immersive performances, last season he sang the role of Christus in Bach’s St. John Passion, the Requiems of Mozart, Fauré and Paul Leavitt, the premiere of Douglas Buchanan’s Altus Prosator as well as appearances with the chamber group Third Practice and at the Kennedy Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the ensemble of Opera Lafayette. His 2016-17 season was spent in the Czech Republic where, with the Consortium musicum Plzeň and the Kolegium pro duchovní hudbu, he presented modern premieres of music by the 18th-century Bohemian composers Šimon Brixi, Cajetanus Vogel and Leonardo Leo. He has been a soloist with the Handel Choir of Baltimore, Apollo’s Fire, the Columbus Bach Ensemble, Three Notch’d Road, the Waltham Philharmonic, the Maryland Choral Society and the Friday Morning Music Club Chorale, among many others, in music ranging from Monteverdi to Mendelssohn to new music premieres. His opera credits include Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Elviro (Serse), Pirro (I Lombardi), Daniel Webster (The Mother of Us All) and Balthazar (Amahl & the Night Visitors). He created the role of Frank Spearman in Frances Pollock’s new opera Stinney, performing it at the PROTOTYPE Festival in New York and in Baltimore. With a repertoire of more than 250 songs, Daryl has a great love for the recital stage, especially German Lieder. He and his frequent partner, pianist Jung-Yoon Lee, performed all three of the great Schubert song cycles during 2015-16 in Baltimore’s War Memorial and beyond. Also in demand as an ensemble singer, Daryl has sung with the professional choirs of the Handel & Haydn Society, Emmanuel Music (Boston), Apollo’s Fire, Chantry, Opera Lafayette, and The District 8, and is a member of the chamber ensemble Third Practice.