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,
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.