Soprano Danielle de Niese made her first appearance with LA Opera at the age of 15 in Journey to Cordoba.

She returned in the leading role of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi in 2002. She has performed leading roles in such productions as The Marriage of Figaro (in which she made her first appearance at the Metropolitan Opera as Barbarina at a mere 19), Così fan tutte, Orpheus and Eurydice, Acis and Galatea, L’Elisir d’Amore and Don Pasquale. She has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and many others, on the world-famous opera stages of Paris, Naples, Madrid, Zurich, Berlin, San Francisco, Chicago, Tokyo, Sydney, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and far beyond.

She made her studio recording debut with Decca/Universal Records releasing Handel Arias in 2007, and recently released her fourth studio album Beauty of the Baroque. As 2013 came to an end, she performed a recital at the Arts Club’s classical festival before starring as Poppea in Handel’s Agrippina at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. That reunited her with producer David McVicar, in whose award-winnng production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare she catapulted to world fame at Glyndebourne in 2005. (