A graduate of Manhattan School of Music and the Peabody Conservatory, American baritone Dan Kempson recently covered the role of Jake in Nico Muhly's Two Boys at the Metropolitan Opera. He returned to Santa Fe Opera this year as El Dancairo in Carmen. Other appearances include Philip Glass’ Hydrogen Jukebox and Lt. Gordon in Silent Night with Fort Worth Opera and Glass's Kepler with Spoleto Festival USA. In 2013 he joined the Apprentice Program of Santa Fe Opera, receiving the Donald Gramm Memorial Award. He has been a Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera and a participant in the Merola Opera Program.