BIO || REPERTOIRE
Darian Anderson Worrell is an American operatic baritone. He has performed extensively in the Americas and Europe, including the stages of the Alice Tully Hall and the Carnegie Hall in New York City and Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.
Mr. Worrell hails from Speightstown, Barbados. At the age of eleven he relocated to Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts he made his Alice Tully Hall debut in New York under John Page and later his Carnegie Hall debut under conductor Benjamin Zander. Further studies lead him to the New England Conservatory and Longy School of Music. He completed his undergraduate studies in vocal performance at Lehman College, Bronx, New York under the tutelage of Osceola Davis-Smith and Dr. Diana Mittler-Battipaglia.
In 2009, while presenting recitals throughout Germany, the newspaper Die Stimme praised Worrell’s “smooth, characteristic style”, calling him a “master of his instrument in all facets”.
In February 2015, Mr. Worrell performed Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte at the Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium as a member of the Con Brio Ensemble.
In June 2015, he was seen in a performance of Harry Lawrence Freeman’s Harlem Renaissance opera Voodoo (its first since 1928) in the role of Ephraham at the Columbia University in New York.
In 2017, he sang Beethovens 9th Symphony at the annual Szent Gellért Festivál of Szeged, Hungary under cunductor Yoon Kuk Lee.
Mr. Worrell continues to pursue his graduate studies at the Universität Mozarteum as a student of Prof. Michele Crider, where he has graced the stage as Dr. Falke in Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus in the fall of 2015.
In January 2017, he sang the title role in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, and in June of the same year the title role in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.
Darian Worrell worked under the baton of such conductors as Teodor Currentzis, Gernot Sahler, Kai Röhrig, Yoon Kuk Lee, János Czifra, Federico Cortese, John Page, Gil Rose, Benjamin Zander. Directors: Peter Sellars, Alexander von Pfeil, Edward Berkley, Kristine McIntyre, Nic Muni.
His current activity includes participation in the Harlem Opera Vocal Competition where he got into finals.