"Joy has a splendid tenor voice which throbbed with emotion in his anguished outpourings of passion and jealousy"
(Roger Jones in MusicWeb International)
"Daniel Joy made his Duke of Mantua a convincingly red-blooded sensualist ... leaving us in no doubt whatsoever of his intentions through the thrilling physicality of his performance. Verdi spoils the Duke rotten with gorgeous tenor arias, and Joy gives us every hit number with deft exuberance, powerfully characterised."
(Charlotte Valori in Bachtrack)
"Daniel Joy was a chirpy, note-perfect Alfred, and his ensembles were a highlight."
(Roderick Dunnett in Opera)
Daniel studied music at Durham University where he gained a first class music degree and was awarded the Eve Myra Kisch Price Prize for outstanding academic achievement. He then studied on the postgraduate vocal course at The Royal College of Music and has just graduated with distinction from the opera course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Adrian Thompson. These studies were generously supported by The Countess of Munster, The Arts & Humanities Research Council, The Josephine Baker Trust, The Michael James Music Trust, The John Wates Charitable Trust, The Sir Richard Stapley Trust, The Kathleen Trust, The Worshipful Company of Innholders and The Vandervell Foundation. Daniel is also the recipient of several Grange Park Opera study scholarship and currently studies with David Pollard.
Daniel made his professional stage debut as Kozak in Statkowski's Maria for Wexford Festival Opera, also broadcast on BBC, Schweizer Radio DRS and RTE Radio Ireland. He has returned to Wexford to perform The Poor Horn Player (Delius' A Village Romeo and Juliet) and Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi , he sang the title role in Albert Herring at GSMD, cover various roles in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea for Glyndebourne Festival, Adolfo/Gobin/cover Prunier in Puccini’s La Rondine for Opera di Peroni / Go Opera, The Duke (Rigoletto) and Goro (Madama Butterfly) both for Opera Brava, touring the France and the UK as The Duke (Rigoletto) for Opera Loki, touring the UK as Gerald in Lakme for Swansea City Opera, Peter Quint (The Turn of The Screw) for Artwork Opera, Fabrizio (cover) in Martinu's Mirandolina for Garsington, the title role in Britten's The Prodigal Son and Hermann in the UK premiere of Mendelssohn's Heimkehr aus der Fremde for the Ryedale and Grimeborn Festivals, cover of Cassio (Otello) for Opera North, Renard in Stravinsky’s Renard with the Helios Collective, cover of Tchapalitsky (Queen of Spades), Prince (Rusalka) and Melot (Tristan und Isolde) all for Grange Park, the lead role of Jimmy in John Estacio's Lillian Ailing at The Banff Centre, Canada, in a joint production with Vancouver Opera, Remendado (cover) in Carmen for Scottish Opera, Alfred in Die Fledermaus for Kentish opera , José in the premiere of Edward Lambert’s Opera With A Title at Kings Don Jose in Camen for MJ-UK Arts, Tamino for Opera Ddraig and The Schoolmaster in The Cunning Little Vixen for Woodhouse Opera.
As a member of Glyndebourne Festival Chorus Daniel gave recitals of songs by Tchaikovsky accompanied by Liubov Orfenova, and of madrigals by Monteverdi, and a workshop performance of the role of Orpheus in Julian Phillips’ Followers as part of the Jerwood Young Artists Development Scheme.
Daniel's recent concert performances include Verdi’s Requiem at The Royal Albert Hall with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in Eton College, Finzi's Dies Natalis (Britten Sinfonia), Handel's Messiah (Cadogan Hall), the Evangelist in Bach's St John Passion (St. Martin-in-the-Fields), Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 (The English Cornet and Sackbutt Ensemble), Haydn's Missa Sancti Nicolai (Europen Union Chamber Orchestra), Finzi's Intimations of Immortality (West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge), Evangelist and arias in Bach's Christmas Oratorio (Armonico Consort), Britten's St Nicolas (Durham Cathedral, Wymondham Abbey), as well as the Evangelist and arias in the Bach's St Matthew Passion, arias in Bach's Magnificat, Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle and Stabat Mater and Requiems by Michael Haydn, Mozart and Saint-Saëns.