La Bohème

La Boheme

Daniel Okulitch (Schaunard)

Bass Baritone Daniel Okulitch first came to national attention on Broadway as Schaunard in Baz Luhrmann's production of La Bohème–a role he repeated when the production traveled to Los Angeles, for which he received the Ovation Award for Best Ensemble Performance from the LosAngeles Stage Alliance.

He has since begun an international career with opera companies and orchestras throughout Europe and North America, and is lauded as much for his powerful stage presence and dramatic abilities as for his “focused, resonant bass-baritone that he wields with power and sensitivity” (NJ Star-Ledger) His signature roles show a dedication to both old and new works, including the title role in Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro, Joseph DeRocher in Dead Man Walking and Olin Blitch in Susannah.

“Okulitch was a dynamic and effective stage presence; he almost stopped the show the first time he strode on stage and sang his opening notes(....) by far the most developed and projecting singer in the cast.” —Willa Conrad, New Jersey Star-Ledger