10 Apr 2020


Great news: ‘Viaggio a Reims’ with Opera Australia conducted by Maestro Daniel Smith has won “Production of the Year” at the 2020 International Green Room Awards! Congratulations to all the cast, orchestra, chorus, crew and management! 

5 Mar 2020

Daniel Smith

Maestro Daniel Smith conducts the Polska Filharmonia Baltycka on March 6 and 13 at 19.00. Programs:
1. PROKOFIEV Koncert fortepianowy N. 3 op. 26 [soloist: Alexander Gavrylyuk]
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.12, op.112, D minor (The Year 1917; 1917 god) 

2. ROSSINI Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Overture
PAGANINI Concerto, Violin, No.2, op.7, B minor (La campanella) [soloist: Kevin Zhu]
MOZART Symphony No.41, K.551, C major (Jupiter) 

19 Feb 2020

Daniel Smith

Congratulations to Daniel Smith on his nomination for Best Conductor at the upcoming 37th Green Room Awards after 'Viaggio a Reims' with Opera Australia. Congratulations to all the other nominees and to everyone involved with this beautiful production directed by Damiano Michieletto, which has also been nominated for Best Lighting, Set and Costume Design, Best Musical Achievement for the Ensemble Cast, Best Direction and Best Production.

22 Jan 2020


Maestro Daniel Smith debuts on the podium of Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla on January 23 and 24 at Teatro Maestranza. Program:
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Saint Saens: Carnival of the Animals
Debussy: Petit Suite
Bizet: Symphony in C

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12 Nov 2019

Daniel Smith

Conductor Daniel Smith debuts on the podium of the Greek National Orchestra with a concert dedicated to Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Brahms. The concert is on November 14, at Stavros Niarchos Hall, in Athens. 

4 Nov 2019


Great success for Maestro Daniel Smith for his debut at Sydney Opera House:

It’s not often that the conductor of an opera wins more applause than the cast, but that was what happened on the opening night of “Il Viaggio a Reims” in the Sydney Opera House. Australian conductor, Daniel Smith for his first conducting engagement in Sydney for Opera Australia, was given a rock-star ovation and won himself a legion of admirers, as much for his enthusiastic involvement in the opera as for the scintillating performance he encouraged from both singers and orchestra."
- Bill Stephens OAM (Arts Review)

“Daniel Smith conducts with a surety and vigour that helps draw out the score’s grand scope, his pacing brisk but never rushed. The tonal shift in the final act is expertly handled, delicate and almost tender, with none of the bombast one could expect from a coronation scene."

- Tim Byrne (TimeOut)

Daniel Smith conducted with incisive energy, successfully corralling large ensembles, including a cleverly scored, 14 voice finale to the second act."
- Peter McCallum (The Sydney Morning Herald).
22 Oct 2019

Daniel Smith

The young Daniel Smith debuts at Sydney Opera conducting Il viaggio a Reims directed by Damiano Michieletto on October 24. The opera has already had a great success in Melbourne: “Five stars ★★★★★. Daniel Smith conducts with a surety and vigour that helps draw out the score’s grand scope, his pacing brisk but never rushed." (Time Out).
Performances on October 26, 28 and 30 and on November 2, completely sold out.

29 Aug 2019


Great success for the young conductor Daniel Smith that debuted with Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore at Den Norske Opera, in Oslo. The journalist Magnus Andersson (Klassekampen) has written:

“A-Team in Oslo: In the orchestra pit, conductor Daniel Smith does a glorious job. Clearly a specialist in this style, he mastered the rapid throws of the music's powerful rhetoric.”
27 May 2019


Maestro Daniel Smith debucts with success conducting Il viaggio a Reims with Opera Australia. 

"“Five stars ★★★★★. Daniel Smith conducts with a surety and vigour that helps draw out the score’s grand scope" Tim Byrne writes on Time Out.

"He led a noble performance by Orchestra Victoria and the OA Chorus in which he kept the massive score in a state of perpetual motion never lagging under the weight of its sheer size and volume." Gregory Pritchard writes on The Classical Music Network.

16 Apr 2019


Maestro Daniel Smith debuts with Il viaggio a Reims at Opera Australia, in May. Today the rehearsals start with direction of Damiano Michieletto. 

First performance on May 24 at 7 PM at Arts Centre in Melbourne. 

Repetitions on: May 28, at 7 PM;

                       May 30, at 7 PM;

                       June 1, at 12.30 PM.