Daniel Isengart is an artist of real integrity, striving for excellence in everything he does. His talent is wide-spanning, and he draws on myriad artistic and life experiences to create true and beautiful work. I love working with him as a stage director. He is able to solve narrative and stage issues beautifully and elegantly; he has a deep understanding of the psychology and physicality of opera singing; he knows when to be flexible and when to insist; he is incredibly efficient with rehearsal time; he brings everyone involved in the production, no matter what their experience, to a higher level. Working with him is a joy and apleasure, and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
– Edwin Outwater, Music Director Laureate KW Symphony
Daniel brings an exceptional set of skills to his work with classical singers. He is a polished performer who understands what stimulates artists towards greater achievement. And, because he comes from outside the conventions of classical performance, his approach is fresh. He is sensitive, encouraging and – equally important – practical in his work. Daniel has much to share, and singers have much to learn from him.
– Andrew Bennett, Executive Director, KW Symphony
I never expected the gift I would receive by meeting and working with Daniel. Not only was I able to experience him as a performer with one of the strongest stage presences, but I also had the opportunity to work with him as a director who guided me into finding my courage in areas of my own performance that I had been longing to discover for years. He did so with such care, strength, and devotion that to this day I take into sincere consideration what I learned with him while preparing my up and coming roles.
– Lucia Cervoni (Mezzo-Soprano)