London, ENGLAND: Daniela kicks off her 2016/17 opera season with a notable debut at London's famed Royal Opera House. She appears as Rosina in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's production of Il barbiere di Siviglia, opening September 13, 2016.

Daniela recently chatted with Jenna Douglas of SCHMOPERA about this major house debut and the year ahead. "It's surreal every time I walk into the building," says Mack of rehearsing at Covent Garden. "This place in particular has been a dream of mine for a long time." Read the full feature here.

Il barbiere di Siviglia performances are September 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 26 & 28; October 1, 8 & 11, 2016. Additionally, the production will be broadcast live via BBC Radio 3 on September 17 at 6.30pm BST. Find out more about this broadcast here.

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Fort Worth, TX: JFK is a new opera accounting the final evening of the 35th President of the USA (spent in Fort Worth); it will receive its world premiere at FWOpera on April 23, 2016. Daniela will make her FWOpera debut in the poignant role of Jacqueline Kennedy in a FWOpera/American Lyric Theater co-commission by the acclaimed creative duo of David T. Little and Royce Vavrek. Performances are April 23; May 1 & 7, 2016.

Read the JFK feature in The Daily Beast here.

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Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Opera's latest mounting of Carmen brings Daniela to both Tucson and Phoenix in her debut with the company. This production marks Daniela's second outing as the fiery Carmencita, having sung it to great acclaim at The Santa Fe Opera in summer of 2014. Of those performances the Albuquerque Journal wrote, "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.” Performances kickoff on January 30th and run through February 7th, 2016.

Rounding out her musical appearances in Arizona, Daniela will also perform in a duet recital with Alek Shrader as part of the Tucson Desert Song Festival. At the piano will be Allen Perriello, head of music at Arizona Opera. The pair will be performing their favorite pieces including works by de Falla and Rossini, plus some Argentine songs and more. This event is one night only --- February 2, 2016, in Crowder Hall at the University of Arizona School of Music, 7:30pm.

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Boston, MA: Daniela Mack makes her Boston debut with Boston Baroque this Friday, October 23rd in the title role of Vivaldi's oratorio Juditha Triumphans. Daniela shares "I'm so happy to have the opportunity to perform this rarely heard gem of a piece with Boston Baroque. They are such a gifted and sensitive group of musicians, and they know this repertoire inside out. I have sung several baroque pieces, but this will be my first time performing with a period orchestra."

Juditha Triumphans is Vivaldi's only surviving oratorio and marks Boston Baroque's season opening. The fast rising star mezzo is thrilled for the opportunity this piece and occasion afford, affirming "Before discovering this piece, my knowledge of Vivaldi's music was limited to his Gloria and some orchestral music. It's been a joy to discover this oratorio. It is full of beautiful and accessible music, and the character of Juditha is strong and brave, which I love. I can't wait to share it!"

The one-night only performance takes place at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall at 8pm.

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Sydney, Australia: This week Daniela performs songs by Ravel, Canteloube, Falla and R. Strauss at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Says the mezzo, "It's such a huge pleasure and adventure to be visiting this beautiful country for the first time, and I'm honored to perform in the iconic Sydney Opera House, singing some of my favorite repertoire! I've lived with (and loved) the Falla Siete Canciones Populares for many years, but this will be my debut of the set with orchestra, and the Canteloube has some of the most beautiful pastoral melodies ever written. ...I can't wait to share this Song and Dance program with the brilliant Sydney Symphony!"

Performances are March 12, 13 & 16, 2015. On March 21st the performance will be broadcast -- tune in here.

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San Francisco, CA: This month Daniela Mack appears in Christopher Alden's celebrated production of Handel's Partenope at San Francisco Opera. Says the singer, "I'm ecstatic to be back in my home theater, singing some of my favorite music!"

Daniela discovered her love for Handel years ago as an Adler Fellow at San Francisco Opera, and it was there that she understudied and watched some of opera's greatest artists in this repertoire. When asked what returning to the San Francisco stage is like she reflects, "It's surreal to now be on stage with such a stellar group of colleagues performing this gorgeous music."

In his Olivier Award-winning production director Christopher Alden moves the action to 1920s Paris, brilliantly updating Handel's comedy about Queen Partenope of Naples and her three royal suitors. Daniela sings the role of the disguise-wearing Rosmira, of whom she says "is such a wonderful and multi-faceted character, with no shortage of fire, passion and determination, and I can't wait to bring her to life on this stage."

Partenope opens this Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30pm and runs through November 2 at San Francisco Opera.

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Fort Worth Opera in collaboration with American Lyric Theater have announced the star-studded cast of the highly anticipated 2016 world premiere opera JFK. Making her Fort Worth Opera debut in the role of the iconic Jacqueline (Jackie) Kennedy is mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack. Explains Ms. Mack, "I honestly couldn't be more excited to be a part of this wonderful new work! I was approached with it earlier this year by Fort Worth Opera and ALT. I am incredibly honored that they have seen even a little bit of Jackie in me. She is one of the most iconic women in American history, and having the opportunity to create this role is a dream come true. Her story is important, human, and perfect for the operatic stage. I have such admiration for FWOpera, ALT, and all of the other wonderful American opera companies that are committed to producing new and interesting opera, and to sharing meaningful stories."

On Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00 PM, Daniela will appear in InsightALT: JFK at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City.



More information on JFK at Fort Worth

Santa Fe, NM: The dazzling mezzo kicks off the Santa Fe Opera Festival as the title role in CARMEN. This marks important role and company debuts for Ms. Mack.

Performances commence on June 27 and continue through July 18, 2014.


Interview: Daniela discusses CARMEN debut

Daniela discusses her upcoming performance as Carmen at the Santa Fe Opera. She reflects, "She's a woman who knows her own mind...this is my first crack at the entire role of Carmen and I feel a mix of giddiness and excitement with a little bit of 'terrified' (!) thrown in there...there is such a legacy of amazing singers who have performed it...the beauty of being in the theatre is that no two artists are the same and every take is going to be different."