"Knutsen, playing the artist who loves Musetta, had a warm, theatrical baritone and very expressive performance." - Times of Oman

"Young Artist Darik Knutsen held his own in this stellar company, with a solidly sung, theatrically engaged Wagner." - Opera Today

"Darik Knutsen was a worthy Arcas" - Chicago Classical Review

"There was also fine vocalism from Darik Knutsen's Wagner" - Dallas Morning News

"Apprentice baritone Darik Knutsen was pleasing as Valentin's friend" -Santa Fe New Mexican

Darik Knutsen is quickly gaining recognition as a versatile emerging baritone. Recently he enjoyed successful debut at Carnegie hall as the baritone soloist in the American Premier of "The Bards of Wales" by Jenkins. This past season Mr. Knutsen starred as the title role in Middlebury Opera's production of Eugene Onegin. He also understudied Papageno with Opera Omaha in 2013.
Mr. Knutsen made his international debut singing the role of Marcello in La Boheme under the baton of Lorin Maazel in Muscat, Oman. Also, Mr. Knutsen was proud to be a part of the 2012 Castleton Music Festival as a principal artist. There he sang Fredrik in Sondheim's A Little Night Music, and understudied the role of Figaro in The Barber of Seville.
Since entering the business two years ago, Mr. Knutsen has been a Young Artist with the Santa Fe Opera, the Chicago Opera Theater, and The Chautauqua Institute of Music. He has also received several awards from institutions like: The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, The American Opera Society, The Sullivan Foundation, and the Bel Canto Foundation of Chicago.