Danielle de Niese
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Danielle de Niese
What I see as specially English is the charm – everyone is so polite. Being restrained is part of the charm. And I love the…
Music is as integral to me as my own DNA. My life has become a continual soundtrack, with music underscoring the most powerful and even…
I know there are lots of regional accents in England, but I can’t tell them apart and I’m not really aware of class. I don’t…
I don’t feel I’m fighting to reach this huge audience; it just happens. I go on stage before the audience arrives and look out to…
I think of myself as an Olympian. I have had a dream since I was a very small child. And because I have parents without…
I sang with a voice that was natural, and I liked the way I produced that sound. I thought of my other friends, that they…
You can’t abuse your voice by yelling and screaming.
Unfortunately, opera engagements tend to be made five years in advance, and I don’t really agree with that.
To be a famously successful opera singer. I wanted that since I was eight.
The thing that fuels me the most is the desire to be on stage. And singing is the ultimate way of expressing all the emotions…
Outreach appearances in the schools are usually part of my contracts, and I love doing them.
One of the things I loved about my childhood was that I didn’t feel like I lost my innocence too young, like some children these…
My professional life shouldn’t be an influence on whether I spend time at home. My career is my whole life’s blood. It’s my calling.
One of my favourite books of all time: ‘The Great Gatsby’. I just think it’s so well written.
My parents kept me very grounded.
My dad’s in banking, my mum manages the American branch of a Swiss vitamin company; they’re really busy, but they still come to all my…
My mother actually does most of my shopping for me. I love fashion, but I don’t really love shopping.
Music can be a source of escapism.
Mozart is my first strength.
I’ve always considered myself to be a travelling soul. I’ve never felt out of place anywhere.
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