Soprano Danielle de Niese Triumphs with her new Decca Album and with Performances at the Metropolitan Opera

The “brilliant” (New York Times) soprano Danielle de Niese has triumphed again at the Metropolitan Opera in the new Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island. The Associated Press describes de Niese as “a live wire whose extroverted show-biz personality perfectly suits the production. She deservedly stops the show with her final aria, a rapid-fire celebration of her newly gained freedom sung to music from Vivaldi's ‘Griselda.’” Performances continue throughout January at the Met including a Live in HD broadcast on January 21.

Danielle de Niese continues to explore Baroque music with her third solo album for Decca, Beauty of the Baroque, accompanied by leading European Baroque orchestra, The English Concert under Harry Bicket. The album, released on January 10, features de Niese in arias and songs by a range of composers including Dowland, Handel, Purcell, Monteverdi, Pergolesi and JS Bach. She is joined by fellow Decca recording artist countertenor Andreas Scholl for ravishing duets from Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and Handel’s Rodelinda.

The album, already released in Europe, has gained critical attention and The Daily Telegraph (London) says that the album “shows this popular soprano at her best.”

To celebrate this new album de Niese will give a special album release concert on January 23 at New York’s (le) poisson rouge. After the conclusion of her engagements in New York the soprano will travel to Southern California to make her role debut as Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at the San Diego Opera.

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