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).
Renowned for her Rossini interpretations, Daniela Mack will have two house debuts as Rosina in The Barber of Seville during the 2018-2019 season at Boston Lyric Opera and Michigan Opera Theatre. She makes her Spanish debut and role debut at Ópera de Oviedo as Sesto in La clemenza di Tito, as well as her debut with the BBC Philharmonic as Béatrice in Béatrice et Bénédict. Ms. Mack makes her role debut as Dorabella in Così fan tutte at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and her return to the Florida Grand Opera in a highly-anticipated role debut as Charlotte in Werther.
In recent seasons, Daniela Mack made her Royal Opera House-Covent Garden debut as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Javier Camerena and made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Mary Zimmerman’s new production of Rusalka as the Kitchen Boy. Ms. Mack was seen at the Santa Fe Opera for her first North American performances as Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri, as Bradamante in Alcina conducted by Harry Bicket, and her role debut as in Carmen. She created the role of Elizabeth Cree in the world premiere of Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Elizabeth Cree at Opera Philadelphia and returned later in the season for Carmen. She was seen at the Washington National Opera as Bradamante in Alcina, debuted at the Seattle Opera as Berlioz’s Béatrice in Béatrice et Bénédict, returned to Arizona Opera as Angelina in La Cenerentola and debuted at the Florida Grand Opera as the title role in Carmen.
Daniela Mack has been seen at the San Francisco Opera as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Rosmira in Partenope, as well as created the role of Jacqueline Kennedy in the world premiere of David T. Little and Royce Vavrek’s JFK at the Fort Worth Opera with subsequent performances at the Montreal Opera. She 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 has been seen at the English National Opera in a new production of Julius Caesar as Sesto under Christian 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 and Los Angeles Opera as Nancy in Albert Herring, Washington National Opera as the Madrigal Singer in Manon Lescaut, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Verbier Festival as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Opéra National de Bordeaux as Angelina in L’italiana in Algeri, and Opera Colorado in Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s famous production of La Cenerentola directed by Grischa Asagaroff.
On the concert stage, Ms. Mack debuted with three orchestras under Charles Dutoit: Orchestra de la Suisse Romande in Ravel’s L’heure espagnole and L’enfant et les sortilèges, Boston Symphony Orchestra in L’heure espagnole, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat. She also debuted with the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk in Rossini’s Giovanna d’Arco under James Gaffigan and performed Vivaldi’s Judith triumphans with Boston Baroque. She debuted with the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under Alan Gilbert and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Manuel de Falla’s La vida breve under the baton of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. She also performed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the LA Philharmonic, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with the Washington Chorus, Ravel’s Shéhérazade with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne and Falla’s Siete canciones populares españolas with the Sydney Symphony. She also made her Cincinnati May Festival debut in Mozart’s Requiem under James Conlon and in an all-star gala at the Opera Theater of San Antonio.
Daniela Mack is an alumna of the Adler Fellowship Program at San Francisco Opera where she has appeared as Idamante in Idomeneo Siebel in Faust and Lucienne in Die tote Stadt for her house debut. She performed the title role of La Cenerentola as a member of the Merola Opera Program and made her West Coast recital debut as part of San Francisco Opera’s Schwabacher Debut Recital Series. Ms. Mack was recently a finalist in the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.