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AS PERFORMER:

 

As the Father in Hansel and Gretel   |  Opera by Engelbert Humperdinck

Video project for Bel Cantanti Opera Company

September-October 2020

STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!

 

Water Music  |  Art Song in Recital

POSTPONED – MARCH 2021 – STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!

Daniel Neer, baritone and Suzanne Newcomb, piano

Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center

Otterbein University, OH

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The hypnotic and dramatic effect of oceans, lakes, rivers and streams is the theme of this program of songs by British and American composers. Baritone Daniel Neer and pianist Suzanne Newcomb will present heartwarming ocean songs, violent storm ballads, shimmering fountain music, placid folk songs and rollicking sea shanties that illustrate the wildly diverse nature of water.

 

Water Music will feature songs by John Ireland, Gilda Lyons, John Duke, Kurt Weill, Karen Tanaka, and Charles Ives. Also featuring the song cycle Gitchee Gumee by Jonathan David with text by Daniel Neer, based on the 1975 sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior; and the World Premiere of Sandy Songs with music by Linda Kernohan and text by Daniel Neer, inspired by the impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City in 2015.

 

Performance Details:

POSTPONED – NEW DETAILS COMING SOON!

St. Stephens Episcopal Church

30 W Woodruff Avenue, Columbus Ohio

 

POSTPONED – NEW DETAILS COMING SOON!

Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center

Otterbein University
170 W. Park Street
Westerville, Ohio

 

Lucky Dragon Number Five  | Chamber work for baritone and percussion ensemble

WORLD PREMIERE 

POSTPONED – NEW DETAILS COMING SOON!

Spencer Stern, composer

Daniel Neer, lyricist and performer

Riley Auditorium at Battelle Fine Arts Center

Otterbein University  |  Westerville, Ohio

more information coming soon!

 

NEW RECORDINGS / VIDEO:

 

Kontaken Records (KR109) And Here We Are, a shadow puppet opera Music by Matthew Welch, Libretto by Daniel NeerRecorded Live at National Sawdust, May 6, 2018Available now at Kontaken Records

Also available soon on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play and YouTube

 

Centaur (CRC 3723) The Persistence of Song – songs of Jonathan David

Featuring:

“Gitchee Gumee”, a song cycle with text by Daniel Neer, with Trudy Chan on piano

“The Persistence of Song”, a song cycle with texts by Muriel Rukeyser, Howard Moss, Bonnie Phelps, and Thomas Merton, with Trudy Chan on Piano and Elizabeth Derham on violin.

Available now at Centaur Records

 

NEWLY RELEASED DVD:

CLOCLO – Operetta in Three Acts by Franz Lehár

Stage Direction by Steven A. Daigle  |  Musical Direction by Steven Byess

Recorded Live at the 2018 Ohio Light Opera Summer Festival. Available now at Operetta Foundation

 

AS LIBRETTIST / LYRICIST / WRITER:

 

A Reading of Two One-Act Plays in Development

February 12, 2020  |  7:30pm

Workshop reading of Trope Topaz and The Interview

The Dramatists Guild, Baltimore Chapter

DG FOOTLIGHTS Reading Series

St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church (2nd Floor)

 

Lucky Dragon Number Five

POSTPONED – NEW DETAILS COMING SOON!

A Chamber Work for Lyric Baritone and Percussion Ensemble

Music by Spencer Stern, Libretto by Daniel Neer

Otterbein University  |  Westerville, Ohio

(for more information, see performance calendar above)

 

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

 

EMET (truth)

New Opera in One Act

Music by Ronnie Reshef  |  Libretto by Daniel Neer

Commissioned by Oded Zehavi and the Israeli Music Festival

Projected premiere: Spring/Summer 2020

 

Hopper Haiku

Twenty-One Songs for Voice and Piano

Inspired by America’s Premiere Realist Painter

Music by Ellen Mandel, Haiku by Daniel Neer

 

POLAR BEAR

Chamber Work for Baritone and Trombone

On Themes of Global Warming

Music by Sara Graef, Poetry by Daniel Neer