Danielle De Niese – The Interview
The international star soprano, who was interviewed by Opera Lively this past summer (http://operalively.com/forums/conten...ielle-de-niese
), is this month’s cover artist and the subject of the lead interview. Some highlights:
- She began taking voice lessons at the age of eight, so that when she became the youngest member of the Met’s Young Artist Development Program, she already had years of preparation behind her. When she made her Met debut at 19 as Barbarina, she admired and respected her famous colleagues (Fleming, Bartoli, Terfel), but didn’t feel any sort of childish hero worship. Because of her background, she felt mature – though she admits she probably seemed like a teenager to them.
- For much of the same reason, an international career that may appear