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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). Ms. Mack was recently a finalist in the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.
In the 2013 – 2014 season, Daniela Mack returned to San Francisco Opera as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. In the summer of 2014, she will make an important role and company debut: the title role in Carmen at Santa Fe Opera in a new production by Stephen Lawless. She also debuted at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as the Kitchen Boy in David McVicar’s production of Rusalka conducted by Andrew Davis and returned to Madison Opera as Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking. She was heard in concert with the Madison Symphony Orchestra in Mozart’s Requiem. Next season, Ms. Mack returns to San Francisco Opera as Rosmira in Handel’s Partenope in a production by Christopher Alden and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Rosina in a new production of The Barber of Seville. 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.
Ms. Mack made an acclaimed debut at the English National Opera in a new production of Julius Caesar as Sesto under baroque specialist Christan Curnyn in 2012 -2013, the first time the opera was produced at the ENO since the legendary 1979 production. She also debuted at Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse as Nancy in Albert Herring, Washington National Opera as the Madrigal Singer in Manon Lescaut, and Lyric Opera of Baltimore in an all-Rossini concert. On the concert stage, she was 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.
Ms. Mack debuted at the Los Angeles Opera as Nancy in Paul Curran’s acclaimed production of Albert Herring under James Conlon in the 2011 – 2012 season. Other engagements included Madison Opera as Angelina in La Cenerentola, covering the title role of Xerxes at San Francisco Opera, and appearing in Opera Colorado’s opening gala. She also sang Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.
The operas of Rossini figured prominently in Daniela Mack’s 2010 – 2011 season. She opened the season in a role for which she has already garnered much critical acclaim: Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Pittsburgh Opera. She made her role debut and house debut as Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri at Opéra National de Bordeaux and Florentine Opera. She then sang Angelina in La Cenerentola at Opera Colorado in Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's famous production directed by Grischa Asagaroff. Concert performances included Handel’s Messiah with the Calgary Philharmonic, Falla’s El amor brujo with the Boca Raton Philharmonic, and Ravel’s Shéhérazade with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. She also was a featured soloist in a Valentine’s Day Gala for Opéra Louisiane with tenor Alek Shrader and the season opening gala with Patricia Racette at Opera Santa Barbara.
Ms. Mack returned to the San Francisco Opera for her final year in the Adler Fellowship Program in 2010 where she was seen as Siebel in Faust. Previous appearances at San Francisco Opera have included Idamante in Idomeneo and Lucienne in Die tote Stadt for her house debut. She made her Deutsche Oper Berlin debut as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, a role that she also sang with Opera Omaha. In addition, she was the mezzo-soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
Other notable engagements include her debuts with Opera Theatre of St. Louis as Tamiri in Il re pastore and with Opera Cleveland as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. In 2007, Ms. Mack performed the title role of La Cenerentola as a member of the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera. She was also a featured artist in the Plácido Domingo Gala Concert – A Night for New Orleans with New Orleans Opera and made her West Coast recital debut as part of San Francisco Opera’s Schwabacher Debut Recital Series.