Drake will be making his debut with Opera Theater of the Rockies this March 2nd and 3rd as Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus.
Drake appeared with the Warren Symphony as the tenor soloist in Carmina Burana November 11th.
Drake and his wife, Mezzo Alta Dantzler, performed a joint religious recital November 18th at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Dearborn, MI.
Drake will return to the Tupelo Symphony as Nanki-Poo in The Mikado this spring.
Drake made a successful debut as Rodolfo in La Boheme last summer with Arbor Opera Theater. Video to follow soon.
Oakland University Opera's first full production since his arrival there, Cosí fan Tutte, opened January 12th - 15th, 2011 to enthusiastic audiences. Oakland's next production, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi opens January 17th and 19th, 2012.
Drake joined the Ann Arbor Cantata Singers as Tenor Soloist in The Creation in May 19th and 20th.
Opera News hailed: "Tenor Dantzler is a real find: he has a voice of molten silver, immaculate musicianship and an expressive stage persona. The previous evening (Aug. 5), Dantzler had stopped the show as Lehár's Count of Luxembourg."
Drake was excited to be a member of the 2011 Summer Faculty of the Vancouver International Song Institute, and the 2012 Summer Faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp.
Albany Records has recently released the Ohio Light Opera's recording of Patience, featuring Drake as the Duke of Dunstable. The recording can be purchased on Amazon.com and other online merchants.
Keep up with Drake's performance and teaching schedule on Twitter with @DrakeD