The Season at SFO

San Francisco Opera performs Bellini’s “Norma,” Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera,” Puccini’s “Tosca,” Handel’s “Partenope” and Rossini’s “La Cenerentola.”

De Niese Is Making a Difference Part 2

EM: Danielle, how do you balance all of your work with IRC and opera? DdN: In my life, I've always tried to get that balance right. Sometimes it's hard. When I got back from Tanzania

Hidden Code of Two Great Composers

And then there is Partenope, in this instance soprano Danielle de Niese as the hostess with the mostess...De Niese, a Coco Chanel of a Partenope, reigns over this show in high style and high spirits.

De Niese Is Making a Difference

Of Danielle de Niese, The New York Times said hers was "a voice seductive enough to woo gods as well as mortals." However, de Niese is also known for her work with the International Rescue Committee.

Seduction at the San Francisco Opera?

Director Christopher Alden set the opera in the sensuous Paris of the '20s, a perfect backdrop for the sensual voice and seductive visual provided by Danielle de Niese who is outstanding in the title role.

“Partenope” serves up fine vocalism

Not only does Danielle De Niese in the title role sing magnificently and vamp around seductively, she's at the mercy of shticks that are at odds with characteristics of a queen or great soprano.

‘Partenope’ at S.F. Opera

Not only does Danielle De Niese in the title role sing magnificently and vamp around seductively, she's at the mercy of shticks that are at odds with characteristics of a queen or great soprano.

A Siren to Fire Partenope at S.F Opera

De Niese gets to sing one knock-out aria after another. Her soprano is among the most beautiful of the generation, crystal clear, shimmering, continuously vibrant and exciting.

Review: Handel's 'Partenope'

Soprano Danielle de Niese, gives a magnetic performance in Partenope. We first see her appearing onstage in a slinky trouser suit - as she made an appealingly chic queen, and her singing was strong and vibrant.

SF Opera's "Partenope" Starring Danielle

"One of the most sought-after singers on the planet," soprano Danielle de Niese returns to San Francisco in the title role of Partenope following her impressive debut as Susannah in the 2010 production of Le Nozze di Figaro.

Danielle de Niese: An opera pop star

With her shimmery voice, a resume that includes a cameo in the “Hannibal” movie and a duet with LL Cool J at Carnegie Hall, soprano Danielle de Niese is blurring the lines between opera and pop star.

More effort needed to end child labour

FIRST Lady, Salma Kikwete and Danielle de Niese jointly launch the 'Red Card Campaign' in Dar es Salaam aimed at ending child labour.  Danielle visited schools funded by the Wekeza project.

Opera singer Danielle's fight to help refugees

Top Opera singer Danielle de Niese has been a big voice in opera since 2005; now the soprano singer is hoping she can make some noise about Tanzania's refugee crisis for International Rescue Committee. 

Danielle meets Prime Minister!

David Cameron's "Cool Britannia Party" at No.10 last night was a little thin on A-listers but top opera soprano, Danielle de Niese, was delighted to mingle with the PM. "Very Cool Britannia Party" she tweeted."

Danielle in Friday Night at the Proms

Following the excitement of the First Night, presenters Petroc Trelawny and world-renowned soprano Danielle de Niese kick off the regular Friday night slot with Beethoven's much-loved 6th Symphony."

Voice to International Rescue Committee

Opera soprano Danielle de Niese lends her voice as an 'IRC Voice' to help the International Rescue Committee raise awareness of refugees and displaced people by conflict or religious persecution.

Danielle ranked top Cleopatra of all time!

Danielle de Niese is hailed as one of the best Cleopatra's of all time. Danielle De Niese's Cleopatra at Glyndebourne in 2006 came across as "a sweet helpless girl desperately in need of a male protector."

Sings for the Sohana Research Fund

The renowned and glamorous soprano Danielle de Niese held a lively charity concert last June 24 at St John's Smith Square to help support the Sohana Research Fund (SRF).

Seduction, Heartache and Passion

In the years following her portrayal of Cleopatra in the 2005 Glyndebourne production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Danielle de Niese received upbeat reviews on the opera stage and concert hall.

Movie Review: Cosi Fan Tutte

Cosi Fan Tutte’s ambiguities and ironies, in an opera that doesn’t really dig any deeper than being a misogynistic farce, urgently calls for a 21st century updating. We’ve had a production set on an ocean liner.

Big Opera’s Den Mother Moves On

Sarah Billinghurst on Her Tenure at the Met. At the end of a long week of work one recent Friday, Sarah Billinghurst worked some more. Ms. Billinghurst retires this summer after 20 years working for artistic affairs.