General Audebert - Silent Night
General Audebert in Silent Night

Dan Boye

Dan Boye, bass-baritone, has been widely featured as an operatic and musical theater performer and as an oratorio soloist. Next up is the role of General Audebert in Silent Night with Piedmont Opera. He has performed principal roles in over 30 productions with Opera Carolina. Recent roles include Baron Douphol in La Traviata and Sid in La Fanciulla del West. Recent roles include Noye in Noye's Fludde, Fernando in Fidelio, Zuniga in Carmen, Timur in Turandot and Bartolo in The Barber of Seville. For 14 seasons, he was a Guest Artist with the Breckenridge Music Festival. He has performed with the Charlotte, Canton, Fayetteville, Asheville, and North Carolina Symphonies in a variety of capacities. In May of 2017, he was the baritone soloist with the Davidson Choral Arts Society and the Pro Arte Orchestra in a performance of Ralph Vaughn Williams' A Sea Symphony.

A graduate of Emory and Henry College and the University of Georgia, he is currently Professor of Physics at Davidson College. He teaches a wide range of physics courses including "Sights and Sounds" and "Musical Technology," courses for non-science majors. He has provided educational opportunities for thousands of public school students and adults of all ages, musical and scientific backgrounds through programs, workshops and lectures. One such program, “The Science of Singing,” takes a systematic look at the anatomy of the vocal instrument and the physics associated with its sound production. He also maintains active research programs in the development of new optical materials in the Laser Laboratory at Davidson College and in volumetric, 3D x-ray imaging.

Encouragement and support for these musical efforts comes from his biggest fans: his wife Ann, daughter Ellie and son Charlie. Their generous sharing of time and energy make these endeavors possible, better and more worthwhile.

Reviews and Articles

February, 2011, CVNC article on Opera Carolina’s La Traviata: http://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=205

January 20, 2011, Davidson Press Release:

January 13, 2011, Charlotte Magazine:

August 2, 2010, Breckenridge Music Festival In the Key of Excellence:

July 29, 2010, Breckenridge Music Festival In the Key of Excellence:

July, 2009, Opera News:

August, 2007, Lake Norman Magazine:
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February, 2007, Opera News:

2006, Opera News:

April 2, 2005, The Charlotte Observer: Posted on Sat, Apr. 02, 2005
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April, 2005, CVNC article on Opera Carolina’s Samson et Dalila