Tenor Daniel Ross Hinson received his B.M. with honors and highest distinction from UNC-Chapel Hill, and his M.M. from the Eastman School of Music. His recent roles include Rodolfo in La Bohème at the Brevard Music Center, Rinuccio in a Greensboro Opera/UNC-Greensboro joint production of Gianni Schicchi, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni both with Boston Opera Collaborative. Other favorite roles include the title character in Albert Herring, Little Bat in Susannah, and Ralph in H.M.S. Pinafore. Daniel has sung with Central City Opera, Lake George Opera to Go, and the Ash Lawn Opera Festival. He was a finalist in both the 2007 Palm Beach Opera National Vocal Competition and the 2007 Lakes Region Opera (NH) National Vocal Competition, and placed fourth in the 2006 Long Leaf Opera (NC) National Vocal Competition. Daniel is a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation graduate scholarship, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and has been a featured vocal soloist on the WQXR (NYC) Young Artist Showcase radio broadcast. His upcoming roles include Basilio and Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro, Pong in Turandot, and Almaviva (cover) in Il barbiere di Siviglia, all with Opera Carolina in 2009.