Already celebrated during the last few years for appearances at the Teatro Malibran in Venice and Teatro Piccini in Bari as Musetta in La Bohème
, Daniela Schillaci recently made her highly acclaimed debut as Mimi. 2009 also marked an important role debut for the soprano as Violetta
at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele di Messina.
After receiving her degree in singing with the highest praise, Daniela Schillaci was named “Best Young Singer” at the Giuseppe di Stefano Vocal Competition in Trapani. That same year the artist made her debut in Cosi fan tutte
(Despina) at the Teatro dell’Opera Giocosa di Savona and in Werther
in Spoleto. She subsequently appeared in many roles of the lirico-leggiero fach in prestigious theaters such as Oscar in Un ballo in maschera
in Venice and Catania, and Musetta
in La bohème in Rome, Florence, Trieste, Torre del Lago. She has also appeared as Nannetta in Falstaff
, Lisa in La Sonnambula
, Elisetta in Matrimonio segreto
, Serpina in Paisiello’s La Serva padrona
, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte
, Il barbiere di Siviglia
, Gianni Schicchi
, and il cappello di paglia di Firenze
Recent highlights also include one of the leading roles of Menotti’s Telephone
in Catania. The artist also took part in a production of Dukas’ Ariane et Barbe-bleu
and Massenet’s Thais
at the Teatro Regio in Turin, a Robert Carsen production of Elektra
conducted by Seiji Ozawa at the Maggio Musicale in Florence, and Carmen
Ms. Schillaci has collaborated with conductors Gianluigi Gelmetti, Daniel Oren, Günther Neuhold, Zubin Mehta, Roberto Abbado Bruno Campanella Semyon Bychkov, Alain Lombard and conductors Pier Luigi Pizzi, Jonathan Miller, Robert Carsen, Filippo Crivelli, Pier’Alli.
The artist has recorded Giovanni Paisiello’s Il Socrate immaginario
for the Bongiovanni label.
Updated in May 2009