Daniel Espinal


Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

A first-year Ryan Opera Center member, the Cuban-Dominican tenor from Sarasota was a national winner of the 2024 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition. For Lyric's 2024/25 Season he will sing Jacquino/Fidelio (debut) and Curzio/The Marriage of Figaro. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Espinal continued his studies at Yale University, where he recently received a Master of Musical Arts degree. His roles there included Tom Rakewell/The Rake's Progress, Rinuccio/Gianni Schicchi, and Male Chorus/The Rape of Lucretia. Espinal has previously participated in San Francisco's Merola Opera Program for two summers, where he sang the Duke/Rigoletto, David/Die Meistersinger, and Arcadio/Florencia en el Amazonas. His repertoire also includes Alfredo/La traviata and Tamino/Die Zauberflöte.