I understand

Danielle de Niese

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 9:32pm

Part of Snape Proms

with Matthew Fletcher piano

Gounod The Jewel Song (Faust) 4’
Handel Lascia ch’io pianga 5’
Bizet Chanson d’Avril; Adieu de l’hotesse arabe 9’
Mozart Ah Fuggi il Traditor; Mi tradí (Don Giovanni) 9’
Puccini O Mio Babbino Caro 3’

Songs from the Golden Age of Musicals:
Gershwin Summertime; Let’s Call the Whole thing off 7’
Whiting Too marvelous for words 3’
Porter I get a kick out of you; I hate men 6’
Gershwin I got rhythm 3’

Herbert Art is calling for me 4’
Lehar Meine Lippen Sie Kussen so Heiss 5’
Lara Granada 4’

Not many singers switch so effortlessly between different musical worlds with the conviction and charisma of Danielle de Niese. Whether she’s singing grand opera or the Great American Songbook, she brings the same clarity and sense of style that makes her one of today’s great communicators. This programme follows a first half of opera favourites with music from the golden age of musicals. From O Mio Babbino Caro to Summertime and I Get a Kick out of You, from Kiss me Kate to Don Giovanni, Broadway to baroque opera, this is an evening to melt musical divisions and revel in the verve and variety of this unique performer.