John Daugherty continues a busy schedule of opera, song recitals and oratorio, performing repertoire drawn from a wide array of genres and styles. Recent stage roles include Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Joseph de Rocher in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, The King in Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King, and Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette. In the concert hall, he has had appearances with the Albany Symphony, for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and for Michigan Opera Theater.

A proponent of new music, John created the leading role of John Thomas in the world premier of Jules Pegram’s award winning opera Higher Ground. Previously, John had performed as the baritone vocalist with the Tulsa Camerata in the world premier of Michael Daugherty’s This Land Sings, a role which he then recorded for the Naxos Records label.

His recent recital credit include performances of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel in collaboration with pianist Martin Katz, Ricky Ian Gordon’s Green Sneakers and Barber’s Dover Beach with Chamber Music at the Scarab Club, and Brahm’s epic cycle Die schöne Magelone with frequent collaborator César Cañón. He recently joined the voice faculty at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, where he has expanded the opera program as its director to two staged productions annually.