Diva Diaries, a BBC documentary about soprano Danielle De Niese, highlights in its seven episodes not only this soprano’s beauty, charm, and glamour but also many of the elements that have gone into making what has often been a precocious career. The documentary (available on YouTube) and an article written by de Niese herself in the Huffington Post last December are evidence of her multimedia acumen. Her aim is to communicate, and she does so by all the means at hand.
The documentary captures some of the finer moments of her soaring career, including her Met debut in 1998 as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro as well as her widely acclaimed interpretation of Cleopatra in a production of Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne in 2005, in which she was described as an “all-singing and all-dancing Cleopatra.” It also shows glimpses into other aspects of De Niese’s career and character. She is uncompromisingly enthusiastic about her career. She is a fashion maven. She d...
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