Danielle de Niese was born in Melbourne and won Young Talent Time aged 9, then moved to Los Angeles, won an Emmy and made her debut with the LA Opera aged 15. She has blossomed into one of the hottest properties in opera, enrapturing audiences in roles like Cleopatra, Euridice and Susanna at Glyndebourne, the Metropolitan Opera and on screen.
To celebrate her professional debut in her home country, De Niese sings a specially commissioned Australian work, which also marks the centenary of Australia's Nobel laureate Patrick White. She also shines in Mozart's joyous Exsultate jubilate, matched with a flourish by a symphony from one of Mozart's early operas.
Schubert's haunting song, Death and the Maiden, is at the heart of Schubert's famous and dramatic quartet.
MOZART Symphony K196/121, "La finta giardiniera"
VINE New work (text by Patrick White)
MEALE Cantilena Pacifica
MOZART Exsultate jubilate
SCHUBERT (arr. Tognetti) Death and the Maiden
Richard Tognetti Artistic Director and Lead Violin
Danielle de Niese Soprano