The American-born bass-baritone, Daryl Yoder, was raised in southern Africa and received his musical training at the Oberlin Conservatory and Boston University.
At home in both opera and musical theater, Daryl Yoder also appeared as Dulcamara in Líelisir díamore, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Micha in The Bartered Bride, Betto in Gianni Schicchi and Daniel Webster in The Mother of Us All in addition to roles in W.A. Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, The Barber of Seville, W.A. Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado and more. His oratorio appearances include the Requiems of W.A. Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé, George Frideric Handel's Messiah, Haydnís Creation, Rossiniís Petite Messe Solennelle and many smaller works with such groups as Apollo's Fire (Director: Jeannette Sorrell) (The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra), Columbus Bach Ensemble, Maryland Choral Society, Bostonís Cantata Singers, Waltham Philharmonic and Cincinnati Camerata. He was a fellow at Tanglewoodís Bach Cantata Institute under the late Craig Smith.
His 2013-2014 season included a return to Opera Lancaster as Balthazar in Amahl & the Night Visitors, Elviro in Handelís Serse with Bel Cantanti Opera and Pirro in Verdiís I Lombardi with the Singersí Theater of Washington as well as performances of Messiah and W.A. Mozart's Coronation Mass and Requiem. He appeared in recital around the DC area in repertoire ranging from Mussorgsky to Chabrier to Robert Schumann and co-directed a performance of Dietrich Buxtehude's rarely heard Membra Jesu nostri at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore.
Also in demand as an ensemble singer, Daryl Yoder has sung with the professional choirs of the Handel and Haydn Society, Emmanuel Music (Boston), Apollo's Fire and Chantry, and is happy to be returning for his second season with Third Practice. Recordings with Apollo's Fire, as both a soloist and ensemble member, are on the Koch and Avie labels.
Daryl Yoder has taught on the music faculties of Kenyon College, Ohio Wesleyan University and Howard Community College and is currently a voice student of Elizabeth Daniels.