Manager: Damon Bristo
Management Territory: Worldwide
“Mezzo Daniela Mack and tenor Alek Shrader brought admirable technique and sparkling personality to scenes from Rossini's La Cenerentola and (joined by Belcher) Barbiere. Mack's solo turn, "Pensa alla patria" from L'italiana in Algeri, showcased the singer's burnished tone, evenly produced from top to bottom.” Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun, April 15, 2013 - "Bravissimo Bel Canto!" concert with Lyric Opera Baltimore
“Daniela Mack's feisty Sesto gave a rounded portrayal of the proud young avenger.” Melanie Eskenazi, Music OMH, October 2, 2012 - Sesto in 'Julius Caesar' at the English National Opera
"Daniela Mack as Isabella was fiery and fierce, proving an excellent Rossini voice with a tone that reminded one irresistibly of Marilyn Horne. She has agility and beautiful fluidity…She was a very committed actress, sparkling with life and energy…” Classique News, January 2011 - Isabella in 'L'Italiana in Algeri' at Opéra National de Bordeaux
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)
In the 2012 – 2013 season, 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, 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 will be 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.
Next season, she will return to San Francisco Opera as Rosina in 'Il barbiere di Siviglia' and as Sister Helen Prejean in 'Dead Man Walking' at Madison Opera. Ms. Mack will also debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as the Kitchen Boy in David McVicar’s new production of 'Rusalka' with Andrew Davis conducting and at Teatro Municipal de Santiago as Mallika in 'Lakmé'. Future seasons will see her at the Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and English National Opera.
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. Future seasons will see Ms. Mack at the San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Verbier Festival, Madison Opera, Théàtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile, and English National Opera.
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.
(Updated April 2013)
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