Dan D’Souza was educated at Tiffin Boys School, the University of Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music. He currently holds a place at the Royal Academy Opera. He studies with Raymond Connell and Jonathan Papp, and is supported by the Josephine Baker Trust.
Recent opera roles include Conte Perrucchetto La Fedeltà Premiata (The Royal Opera House Mumbai), Riff West Side Story (Edinburgh International Festival), Escamillo Carmen (King’s Head Theatre), Count Robinson The Secret Marriage (Hampstead Garden Opera), Pig The Enchanted Pig (HGO), Starveling A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal College of Music International Opera School), Harašta The Cunning Little Vixen (RCMIOS, cover), Figaro Le Nozze di Figaro (Ensemble OrQuesta), K A Sign in Space (Gestalt Arts, premiere), and Haggard Cow Bel and The Dragon (Tête à Tête, premiere). Other performed roles include Sid Albert Herring, Junius Rape of Lucretia, Ferryman Curlew River, and Ben The Telephone. He has created roles in six new operas.
Frequently in demand on the concert stage, his oratorio roles include Mendelssohn Elijah, Haydn Creation, Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, Purcell Dido and Aeneas, Orff Carmina Burana, Haydn Creation, Bach St John Passion, Bach St Matthew Passion, Purcell Come ye Sons of Art, Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem, and the Requiems of Mozart, Brahms, Duruflé, and Fauré. In 2019 he made his debut at the Paris Philharmonie singing High Priest in Handel Semele under Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
As a recitalist, Dan performs across the UK with varied and creative programmes of lesser known and new songs. He is the winner of the Dame Patricia Routledge Nationial English Song Competition 2018 and the Royal College of Music Lieder Competition 2018. Recent performances include at the London Song Festival and the Somerset Song Prize.
He has worked on song and operatic repertoire in masterclasses and workshops with Sarah Connolly, Andrew Kennedy, Roderick Williams, Andreas Scholl, Dame Felicity Palmer, Deborah York, and Sophie Daneman. He was an Associate Artist for Salon Opera, an Iford Arts New Generation Artist, and a Southrepps Festival Young Artist.