From: Puebla, Mexico. LA Opera: Ping in Turandot (2002, debut), Tancredi in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (2003); Figaro in The Barber of Seville (2003); Marcello in La Bohème (2004); Tadeo Cespedes in Dulce Rosa (2013); Zurga in The Pearl Fishers (2017); Diego Rivera in El último sueño de Frida y Diego (2023).
The Mexican baritone is a great favorite at the renowned Berlin State Opera, appearing there in leading roles of Rossini, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Gounod, Massenet and Puccini. Acclaimed Verdi portrayals in other venues include Stankar in Stiffelio and Francesco Moor in I masnadieri (both at Berlin’s Konzerthaus), Ford in Falstaff (Hamburg, Bologna), and Germont in La traviata (Hamburg, Tokyo). Also in Europe, he has sung roles as diverse as Dandini in La Cenerentola (Rome), Sir Robert Cecil in Britten’s Gloriana (Hamburg), and Scarpia in Tosca and Hermann in Catalani’s Loreley (both in St. Gallen, Switzerland).
The baritone began his international career at age 21 as an Adler Fellow at San Francisco Opera. Since then, he has been heard throughout America, including Marcello in La bohème at New York City Opera (including a PBS “Live from Lincoln Center” telecast) and Washington National Opera (where he has also sung Rossini’s Figaro); Guglielmo in Così fan tutte at Michigan Opera Theater; and Figaro, Zurga, Marcello, Ping in Turandot, and Tadeo Cespedes in Lee Holdridge’s Dulce Rosa at LA Opera. Daza can be seen on DVD as Belcore in The Elixir of Love (productions from both Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Mexico’s Opera de Bellas Artes) and Lescaut in Manon (Berlin State Opera).