Danielle de Niese to release The Mozart Album
“Her singing is utterly delectable and completely assured…Sheer ‘joie de vivre’ and mastery come spilling across, to the eyes as well as the ears.” -The New York Times
Danielle made her Met debut as Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro. At just 19, it was already clear that she was destined to be a major Mozart singer, with her extraordinary ability to communicate emotion through the expressive use of vocal color and the irresistible force of her personality. This recording of Mozart arias is thus a natural follow-up to the remarkable Handel album.
Her partnership here with Sir Charles Mackerras lends her the wise and authoritative support of one of the great modern heroes of Mozart performance style and practice. It’s an added bonus that in the only duet on this album — “Là ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni — Danielle is reunited after ten years with the great Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, who had also been in the Figaro in which she made her Met debut. On The Mozart Album she also explores other opera gems from Così fan tutte, Idomeneo, Don Giovanni, and more!
The Mozart Album
Danielle de Niese
Sir Charles Mackerras / The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Release Date: September 8, 2009