Danielle de Niese

Renowned soprano Danielle de Niese was the youngest member to enter the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist’s Program at 19. Her career has included countless starring roles on the opera stages of Paris, London, Naples, Madrid, ZurichBerlin, San Francisco, Tokyo, Sydney and beyond. She has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and has recorded four studio albums. Her accolades include New Artist of the Year at the 2008 ECHO Awards for her debut solo album Handel Arias, the Orphee D’Or from the Academie Du Disque Lyrique, and a 2009 Classical Brit Award nomination. More recently, she appeared in ITV’s Popstar to Operastar and was the subject of her own BBC4 documentary, Diva Diaries.

For Glyndebourne her roles have been Cleopatra/Giulio Cesare, Poppea/L’incoronazione di Poppea, Adina/L’elisir d’amore, Norina/Don Pasquale. Recent engagements elsewhere have included Susanna/Le nozze di Figaro; Despina/Cosi fan tutte; Ariel/The Enchanted Island (Metropolitan Opera, New York); Title role/Partenope (San Francisco Opera); Anne Truelove/The Rake’s Progress (Teatro Regio) ; Calisto/La Calisto (Bayerische Staatsoper) ; Susanna/Le nozze di Figaro (Staatsoper Hamburg) ; Concerts in Ireland, Paris and St Petersburg. Forthcoming engagements include BBC Proms ; Concerts in Madrid and Los Angeles ; Roxanne Coss/Bel Canto, world premier (Lyric Opera of Chicago).

She is married to Gus Christie, Executive Chairman of Glyndebourne.