Born in Liverpool, Dan Shelvey is currently studying on the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Robert Dean where he is supported by the GSMD, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Help Musicians UK. Before attending the GSMD, Dan graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a first-class degree.
Dan is a Countess of Munster Recital Artist 2015/2016, , Is the recipient of the Help Musicians Richard Van Allan Award 2015, the Robin Kay 2013 Memorial Prize for Opera and the 2012 Frederick Cox Award for Singing, Dan was also awarded second place in the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize for Singers 2013.
A 2014 Glyndebourne Jerwood Young Artist, Dan has performed Flora’s Servant La traviata; Morales (cover) Carmen for Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Other roles include Junius The Rape of Lucretia GSMD; Ulisse Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria; Sid Albert Herring; Boris Paradise Moscow at the RNCM; and Aeneas Dido and Aeneas for Silk Opera.
Dan has sung as a soloist in many of the UK’s leading concert venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Colston Hall and the Bridgewater Hall. Recent solo concert highlights include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Hallé and at the Royal Festival Hall for the BBC, an Oxford Lieder Festival recital, and a recital for the Glyndebourne Jerwood Young Artist recital series at Brighton Pavilion.
Daniel is represented by Simon Goldstone at Rayfield Allied.