There is almost no end to the praise the 36-year-old Danielle de Niese has received in the world of opera. But her road to a career with great soprano roles
There is almost no end to the praise the 36-year-old Danielle de Niese has received in the world of opera. But her road to a career with great soprano roles on the prestigious opera stages in San Francisco, Hamburg, New York and other cities has been everything but ordinary. She was born in Melbourne, Australia of Sri Lankan parents with European blood in their veins. At the age of nine, she won a talent program on Australian TV, and after her family moved to Los Angeles, she began her career in television, among other things, giving her an Emmy as children\’s program host.
As early as during her teenage years, she appeared in the Los Angeles Opera and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. After private studies and training at Mannes College of Music in New York, her career took off for real. A career, which includes famous lied recitals worldwide.
We have had the pleasure of hearing the brilliant pianist and accompanist Julius Drake several times before, at concerts in Mogens Dahl Concert Hall. Among other things, he has stood side by side with Birgid Steinberger and Mark Padmore here in the concert hall. He is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and regularly performs on stages such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Concertgebouw, La Scala and Wigmore Hall.
John Dowland (1563 – 1626):
Come again, sweet love doth now invite
What if I never Speede?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791):
Giunse alfin il momento… Al Desio K.577
Edvard Grieg (1843- 1907): Haugtussa. Op. 67
Det Syng (It sings)
Blåbærli (Blueberry Hill)
Vond Dag (Evil Day
Ved Gjetlebekken (By the brook)
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963):
Fiançailles pour rire, FP.
No. 1 La Dame D’Andre
No. 2 Dans L’herbe
No. 3 Il vole
No. 4 Mon Cadavre est Doux Comme un Gant
No. 5 Violon
No. 6 Fleurs
Georges Bizet (1837-1875):
Adieu de L’hotesse Arabe