Danielle de Niese won the Emmy Award at the age of 16 and is the youngest ever singer to enter the Metropolitan Opera's prestigious Young Artists' Studio. In 2015, she was invited to perform at the Last Night of the BBC Proms and has been hailed as"one of the most sought-after singers on the planet"by the BBC Radio 3.
For this concert, Danielle de Niese will present a wide range of repertoire, from a selection of arias written for opera by Mozart and a selection of songs from musicals by Bernstein to the classic Broadway songs, showcasing her versatile voice and capability to interpret music from various periods of time. Her voice features a superb quality that is crisp, bright and penetrating, demonstrating her versatility in interpreting and portraying different roles with subtle details. The richness of her performance wins her the international recognition on the world's stage. Danielle de Niese will also perform with Lucerne Festival Strings, one of the"most distinguished chamber orchestras in Europe." Lucerne Festival Strings is dedicated to exploring and premiering new composition with innovative spirit and has been acclaimed for its "golden sound" by Washington Post .
Soprano Danielle de Niese
Danielle de Niese won the heart of the audiences and the international reputation with her heavenly voice and stunning look as Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare at the Glyndebourne Festival in the UK. In 2015, she was invited to perform at the Last Night of the BBC Proms and has been hailed as "one of the most sought-after singers on the planet" by the BBC Radio 3.
MOZART Divertimento for Strings in D major, K. 136
MOZART A selection of arias written for soprano and strings:
Ah, fuggi il traditor, from Don Giovanni, Concert Aria, from Conservati Fedele, Tu sai per chi m'accese, from Mitridate
HUGO WOLF Italian Serenade in G major – string quartet version
ROSSINI Una voce poco fa, from Barber of Seville
LUIGI ARDITI Il Bacio (The Kiss – a Waltz Song)
MENDELSSOHN Sinfonia No. 9 in C major Swiss Symphony, MWV N 9
BERNSTEIN Dream with me, from Peter Pan
BERNSTEIN I feel pretty, from West Side Story
BERNSTEIN Waltz, from Divertimento (1980)
Broadway-Songs, arranged for soprano and strings:
Don't rain on my parade, from Funny Girl (Styne and Merrill)
I enjoy being a girl, from Flower Drum Song (Rogers and Hammerstein)
Can't help loving that man of mine, from Show Boat (Kern and Hammerstein)
I Hate men, from Kiss Me Kate (Cole Porter)