Danielle de Niese
Danielle de Niese (born 11 April 1979) is an Australian-American lyric soprano. After success as a young child in singing competitions in Australia, she moved to the United States where she developed an operatic career. From 2005 she came to widespread public attention with her performances as Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne, England. De Niese made her professional operatic debut at the age of 15 with the Los Angeles Opera. She became the youngest singer ever to participate in the Young Artists Studio at the Metropolitan Opera, where she debuted in 1998 at the age of 19 as Barbarina in a new production of The Marriage of Figaro directed by Jonathan Miller and conducted by James Levine. She studied voice privately with Ruth Falcon, and at the Mannes College of Music in Manhattan.
Agrippina by G.F. Händel, from Theater an der Wien, 2016. Directed by Robert Carsen, conductor Thomas Hengelbrock, starring Danielle de Niese, Christoph Seidl, Mika Kares, Filippo Mineccia, Damien Pass, Jake Arditti, Patricia Bardon and Tom Verney. Performed in Italian and subtitled in English, I...