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William Jewell Department of Music grad is 2011 Grammy winner

Daniel Belcher, a 1992 graduate of William Jewell College and a resident of Liberty, Mo., is a 2011 Grammy Award winner in the Best Opera Recording category. Belcher was present at the February 13 awards ceremony in Los Angeles where Saariaho: L’Amour de Loin was announced as the winner. The award went to conductor Kent Nagano; principal soloists Belcher, Ekaterina Lekhina and Marie-Ange Todorovitch; and producer Martin Sauer. 
Belcher is a world-renowned opera performer who has appeared with New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. He was recognized with William Jewell’s Citation for Achievement award in 2010. Belcher’s portrayal of John Brooke in Adamo’s Little Women was telecast nationwide as part of the PBS series “Great Performances” and was recorded and released on the Ondine label. The critically acclaimed recording of L’Amour de Loin previously received the Diapason d’Or award from Diapason Magazine. In the 2009-10 season, Belcher appeared as Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and will appear as Taddeo in L’Italiana in Algeri with Utah Symphony & Opera, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Portland Opera and will return to Houston Grand Opera and also debut with Opera Colorado in future seasons. Belcher received his master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music.
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