Dan D’Souza was educated at Tiffin Boys School, the University of Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music. He studies with Ben Johnson and Gary Matthewman and is supported by the Josephine Baker Trust.
Recent opera roles include Conte Perrucchetto La Fedeltà Premiata (The Royal Opera House Mumbai), Pig The Enchanted Pig (Hampstead Garden Opera), 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.
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, andthe Requiems of Mozart, Brahms, Duruflé, and Fauré.
Passionate about new music he has given first performances of songs by Nico Muhly, Tim Sutton, and Matt Huxley. He is a founding member of vocal collective Shards who work with Nils Frahm. He has worked closely with the electro-acoustic studio at the RCM and he has created roles in six new operas.
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.