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de Niese, Danielle (soprano)
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Danielle de Niese (soprano)

Danielle de Niese has gained wide recognition as a highly respected and popular classical artist with an ability to communicate on every level through her recordings, performances and television exposure.

She was the youngest singer to participate in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, making her debut as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro aged 19. She has recorded four solo albums exclusively for Decca Records, and sings worldwide at leading concert venues and opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, New York; Vienna State Opera; Glyndebourne Festival; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; San Francisco Opera; LA Opera; Canadian Opera Company; Theater an der Wien; Semperoper Dresden; Teatro Real de Madrid; Bavarian State Opera; Teatro Regio di Torino; and Opera Australia.

She has a long association with the Metropolitan Opera, where her roles include the title role in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges; Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro; Despina in Così fan tutte; Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice; Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare; and Ariel in The Enchanted Island. She has performed many roles at Glyndebourne Festival including Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare; the title roles in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges; Adina in L’elisir d’amore; Norina in Don Pasquale; Concepcion in L’Heure espagnole; and Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Additional roles in her growing repertory include Hanna Glawari in Franz Lehár’s Die lustige Witwe; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni; Musetta in La bohème; Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi; the title roles in Handel’s Rodelinda and Massenet’s Cendrillon; and Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress. De Niese created the role of Roxane Coss for Jimmy López’s world premiere opera Bel Canto at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.


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