Daniel Montenegro Net Worth
In 1991, Daniel Montenegro competed in the Yugoslav national final for Eurovision with a song titled ‘Ma daj obuci levisice’ despite being considered as an early favourite; ultimately Luxembourger Corinne Hermes beat him with her song titled ‘Si la vie est cadeau’ to come second last in this contest.
Daniel Montenegro, an Adler Fellow Program graduate of San Francisco Opera’s esteemed Adler Fellow Program and American tenor renowned for his versatile repertoire including bel canto and verismo singing is widely recognised for his powerful yet flexible voice and varied repertoire.
Early Life and Education
Daniel Montenegro hails from Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia, and her parents instilled an appreciation of education and hard work into her family environment. Her mother kept all the diplomas Daniel earned, hanging them proudly on their refrigerator.
Her success on the national stage prompted her to pursue a singing career; in 1987 she appeared in several telenovelas. By 1988 she had released her debut album which became an enormously popular choice in both Yugoslavia and across Europe.
As an Adler Fellow of San Francisco Opera, he has made notable role and company debuts including Mario in Daniel Catan’s Il Postino alongside Placido Domingo at Theatre du Chatelet; Alfredo in La Traviata with Minnesota Opera; Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore with Washington National Opera; Pang in Turandot with Los Angeles Opera (released on DVD); and Duke Rigoletto with Mill City Summer Opera.
Montenegro, a graduate of San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellow program, has become known for his flexible and distinctive tenor voice as well as his wide repertoire of bel canto, verismo and contemporary roles. He made company debuts at Minnesota Opera and Houston Grand Opera playing Roderigo (Otello), Alfredo (La traviata), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) and Pong (Turandot).
He has previously performed as Steuermann (The Flying Dutchman) with Portland Opera, Duke in Rigoletto at Nashville Opera and Mario in Daniel Catan’s Il Postino with Virginia Opera and Opera Santa Barbara.
Dr. Montenegro is board-certified in Ophthalmology. Currently practicing at the Center for Excellence in Eye Care in Miami, Florida he provides full and partial thickness corneal transplants as well as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser vision correction procedures.
Achievement and Honors
Montenegro graduated from San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellow Program and has performed an array of bel canto and verismo roles since. Additionally, he appeared on the album ‘Great Voices Sing John Denver’ alongside such notable operatic figures as Placido Domingo and other prominent singers.
He made his international debut for Argentina against Chile in April 2007 in a 6-1 defeat and later earned a second cap against Bolivia the following year.
In 2009 he made the leap and joined Mexico’s Club America after lengthy negotiations. After making his Liga MX debut against Monarcas Morelia – scoring 7-2 against Deportivo Toluca FC at Estadio Azteca! Additionally he is an accomplished singer of popular music – featuring on albums like Great Voices Sing Johnny Denver with Placido Domingo as part of Great Voices Sing Johnny Denver!
Montenegro holds both an MD degree and board certification in Ophthalmology. Fluent in Spanish and English, he practices out of Miami Florida.
He performed in various television shows during the late ’80s, including comedy shows, game shows and two soap operas. In Latin America he became known as a teen idol, later moving to Spain where he appeared in mini-series and four additional telenovelas.
At the opera, he has long been revered for his flexible voice and wide repertoire of bel canto and verismo roles, from Liverotto and Rustighello in Lucia Borgia to Pang in Turandot; Remendado Dancairo Carmen Remendado/Danciaro Carmen Tamino in Die Zauberflote Nick The Handmaid’s Tale Flavio/Norma respectively. As part of Los Angeles Opera he has given the world premiere of Lee Holdridge’s Concierto para Mendez as well as L ‘Incoronazione di Poppea (released on DVD), Carmen Luisa Fernanda, Luisa Fernanda and Il tabarro.
According to several estimates, Daniel Montenegro reportedly has an estimated net worth between $1-5 Million. His primary source of income comes from acting as a Soccer Player.
Recent engagements of this tenor include Alfredo in La traviata at Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Duke Rigoletto with Nashville Opera respectively, in addition to Tibalt in Romeo et Juliette at San Francisco Opera.
He is a regular at the Triton High Roller events, making the money in seven of them and finishing third in a $1,000,000 High Roller in May 2019 for $378,454. Other major tournament wins include Caesars Palace’s $1.300k NL Hold’em Shootout tournament in 2021 as well as Instagram where he has amassed over 1 Million followers.