Almaviva had the privilege of interviewing in London Danielle de Niese exclusively for Opera Lively. She is friendly and enthusiastic, and so vivacious! It is a pity that the interview has to be published in writing, since it cannot render the singer’s lively intonation and emphatic phrasing. Talking to her was a genuine pleasure. We have edited out some of the colloquial language, but not all, to reproduce the flavor of this friendly talk. Read on below this delightful interview, after our customary blurb about the artist's facts, biography, and discography. In addition to Almaviva, another Opera Lively journalist, MAuer, contributed with questions.
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Danielle de Niese
Melbourne, Australia, in 1979; moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1990. Lives in Glyndebourne, Sussex, England, since 2009
lyric soprano (also coloratura)
Australian tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Summer concerts - Festival del Sole, singing Baroque arias; Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, Napa Valey, California, July 17, 2012 [www.castellodiamorosa.com]
. Central Park, New York City, July 25, 2012 (free). Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York City, July 27, 2012 (free).