Manager: Damon Bristo
Management Territory: Worldwide
“Carmen’s Seguidilla in the first act has in recent times become the vehicle for the singer to convey a maximum of sensuality. Daniela Mack matches a bounty of rounded curves with her sultry mezzo voice, dark enough to be rebellious yet bright enough to keep the character constantly intriguing. One can easily believe her seducing Don Jose into abandoning all sense of duty. No one will be able to claim this isn’t the “real Carmen” in either voice or appearance.” D.S. Crafts, Albuquerque Journal, June 28, 2014 - Title role in 'Carmen' at Santa Fe Opera
“Thursday's cast also featured the terrific Rosina of mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack. Her appearance was not a company debut, but it might as well have been, given how thoroughly her artistry has blossomed since her days as an Adler Fellow. She sang with an irresistible combination of tonal luster and bravado, bringing energy and charm to her coloratura passages and delicate wit to her characterization.” Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, November 15, 2013 - Rosina in 'Il barbiere di Siviglia' at San Francisco Opera
“Argentinian Daniela Mack might have scored highest on points: a purringly elegant BMW of a singer, with perfect legato in Gounod’s “O ma lyre”…I would deem her the finished article.” Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, June 24, 2013 - BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Finals
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 returns 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 will also debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as the Kitchen Boy in David McVicar’s production of Rusalka conducted by Andrew Davis and returns to Madison Opera as Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking. She will be heard in concert with the Madison Symphony Orchestra in Mozart’s Requiem.
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.
(Updated August 2013)
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