“It’s not often that a fortunate opera-goer witnesses the birth of a star!,” noted of Soprano DANIELLE TALAMANTES’ recent role debut as Violetta in La Traviata. This season, Talamantes sings the soprano solo in Haydn’s Creation with Cathedral Choral Society, Händel’s Messiah with the Phoenix Symphony, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass at the National Philharmonic, Violetta in La Traviata at Cedar Rapids Opera and Finger Lakes Opera, Carmina Burana at New Dominion Chorale, Adina in L’elisir d’amore at Gulfshore Opera and Mimí in La Bohéme at St. Petersburg Opera.
This rising star made an exciting stage debut in the 2014-2015 season as Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen in a return to The Metropolitan Opera, as well as a return to the National Philharmonic for both Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Mozart’s Requiem and Exsultate Jubilate. Other engagements included a turn as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at Cedar Rapids Opera and a début at Spoleto Festival USA as Sergente in Veremonda. She looks forward to returning to The Metropolitan Opera in the 2016-17 season to reprise her role of Frasquita as well as debut as Anna in Verdi’s Nabucco.
Talamantes recently released her debut album, Canciones españolas, to critical acclaim and is about to release her sophomore album: Heaven and Earth, A Duke Ellington Songbook. Both albums can be found on the MSR Classics label.