Saturday 5 October, 7.30pm

Trinity Church
Ayr Road, KA18 1DW
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£25 / £18
Festival Pass – Priority Booking and a 15% discount

Approx running time 85 mins, inc 20 min interval


Danielle de Niese: Soprano

Matthew Fletcher: Piano


Gounod: The Jewel Song, Faust

Handel: Lascia ch’io pianga

Bizet: Chanson d’Avril; Adieu de l’hotesse arabe

Mozart: Ah Fuggi il Traditor;
Mi tradí,
Don Giovanni

Puccini: O Mio Babbino Caro, Gianni Schicchi

Songs from the Golden Age of Musicals:

Gershwin: Summertime, Porgy and Bess

Gershwin: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off, Shall We Dance?

Whiting: Too Marvelous for Words, Ready, Willing and Able

Porter: I Get a Kick Out of You, Anything Goes

Porter: I Hate Men, Kiss Me, Kate

Gershwin: I Got Rhythm, Girl Crazy

Herbert: Art Is Calling for Me,
The Enchantress

Lara: Granada

Danielle de Niese has been hailed as “opera’s coolest soprano” by New York Times Magazine and “not just a superb performer, but a phenomenal one” by Opera News. A multi-faceted artist, de Niese has gained wide recognition for her superb stagecraft, assured singing and her ability to communicate on every level. She regularly appears on the world’s most prestigious opera and concert stages and is a prolific recording artist, TV personality and philanthropist.

Born in Australia to parents of Sri Lankan and Dutch heritage, de Niese became at the age of eighteen the youngest ever singer to enter the Metropolitan Opera’s prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Her debut recording for Decca, Handel Arias, was awarded the prestigious Orphée d’Or and the much-coveted ECHO Klassik award, as well as earning her a Classical Brit Award nomination for Female Artist of the Year.

It is with true pride, delight and excitement that I welcome the major international singing sensation Danielle de Niese to Cumnock, to give her first ever solo recital in Scotland. Our audience will thrill not only to an incredible and beautiful voice, but to an immense and engaging personality who has lit up opera theatres and concert halls around the world.
— Sir James MacMillan