Performance Year: 2016
Mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack has been acclaimed for her “caramel timbre, flickering vibrato, and crisp articulation” (Opernwelt) as she “hurls fast notes like a Teresa Berganza or a Frederica von Stade” (San Francisco Chronicle). She was a finalist in the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.
In the 2014–15 season, she returned to San Francisco Opera as Rosmira in Handel’s Partenope and to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Rosina in a new production of The Barber of Seville. In the summer of 2015, she debuts at the Saito Kinen Festival in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict under Seiji Ozawa. She will also be heard with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Washington Chorus in Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, and with the Sydney Symphony in Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne and Falla’s Siete canciones populares españolas. Ms. Mack will also make her New York concert debut with the Collegiate Chorale as Joacim in Handel’s Susanna at Town Hall. Future seasons will see her at the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, Arizona Opera, and Fort Worth Opera, as well as with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
Ms. Mack made an acclaimed debut at the English National Opera in a new production of Julius Caesar as Sesto in 2012–13, the first time the opera was produced at the ENO since the legendary 1979 production. On the concert stage, she has been seen with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Manuel de Falla’s La vida breve under the baton of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, at the Cincinnati May Festival in Mozart’s Requiem under James Conlon, and in an all-star gala at the Opera Theater of San Antonio.