Mezzo-soprano Daniela Barcellona appears with the Philharmonic with the generosity and courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera. In the 2014–15 season Ms. Barcellona returns to The Met as Malcom Graeme in Rossini’s La donna del lago, Florence’s Maggio Musicale as Dame Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff, ABAO Bilbao as Santuzza in Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, and Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Naples’s Teatro San Carlo. She performs Rossini’s Stabat Mater at Paris’s Théâtre des Champs Elysées and Torino’s Teatro regio, where she also sings Verdi’s Requiem, the work with which she is marking her New York Philharmonic debut. Last season she sang Didon in Berlioz’s Les Troyens at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Léonor in Donizetti’s La favorite with Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Dame Quickly with Nederlandse Opera, and Verdi’s Requiem with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Last season’s appearances included the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Torino’s Teatro regio, Arena di Verona, and, in the United States, Houston Grand Opera and the Mostly Mozart Festival. She has sung Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, at Florence’s Teatro del Maggio Musicale and Verdi’s Requiem at the Verbier Festival. She has sung the Verdi roles of Amneris in Aida (at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia), Federica in Luisa Miller (at La Scala), and Eboli in Don Carlo (Lima), and she appeared as Baba the Turk in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress with Teatro Real. Ms. Barcellona has also sung bel canto roles at Pesaro’s Rossini Opera Festival, Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera, New Israeli Opera, Opéra national de Paris, Salzburg Festival, Bavarian Staatsoper, Dresden Semperoper, Opera de Oviedo, Vienna Staatsoper, Teatro Real, and Grand Théâtre de Genève, and others. Her other roles have included Handel’s Giulio Cesare at Bologna’s Teatro Communale and Rinaldo at La Scala; Tamerlano in Vivaldi’s Bajazet at Venice’s Teatro Malibra; Zita in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Badessa in Suor Angelica at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw; Ariodante in Mayr’s Ginevra di Scozia at Trieste’s Teatro Verdi; and Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther at the Wexford Festival.
In concert, Ms. Barcellona has sung Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette with the London Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven’s Missa solemnis at the Sydney Opera House and Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. She has performed Verdi’s Requiem with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Torino’s Teatro regio, Teatro Carlo Felice, and Sydney Opera House; at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall; and on tour throughout Italy.
Conductors with whom she has collaborated include Riccardo Chailly, Riccardo Muti, Valery Gergiev, Roberto and Claudio Abbado, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Kent Nagano, George Prêtre, Jésus Lopez-Cobos, Colin Davis, Christopher Hogwood, and Myung-Whun Chung. Ms. Barcellona’s more than 20 recordings include Verdi’s Requiem (EMI Classics) and Les Troyens (Metis).