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
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
Approx running time 85 mins, inc 20 min interval.