Danielle de Niese, hailed as “opera’s coolest soprano” by New York Times Magazine, is a regular on the world’s most prestigious opera and concert stages, as well as a prolific recording artist, TV personality, and philanthropist.
De Niese’s last season began with a double header for the BBC Proms, singing at the Last Night of the Proms and at Proms in the Park. Other highlights included the world premiere of Jimmy López’s Bel Canto at Lyric Opera of Chicago and singing Rosina in the new production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Glyndebourne Festival and BBC Proms.
De Niese opened her 2016-2017 season as Adina in L’elisir d’amore at the Opera national du Rhin. Later this season, she will debut as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Semperoper Dresedn and sing Norina in Don Pasquale in her company debut with Wiener Staatsoper.
De Niese’s debut recording, Handel Arias, was awarded the prestigious Orphée d’Or from the Academie du Disque Lyrique, as well as an Echo Klassik award. She has since released The Mozart Album, Diva, and Beauty of the Baroque.
Offstage, de Niese advocates for children’s rights and was featured on Marie Claire’s influential list of “Women on Top.”