With a wide repertoire spanning more than seventy operas, Daniela Dessì is confirmed as one of the greatest sopranos on the current opera scene. Thanks to a remarkable international career, her performances and recordings are a reference for the whole repertoire of Verdi, Puccini and Verismo.
Thanks to a flawless technique and an extraordinary dramatic instinct, she has performed on the most important stages, collaborating with the most authoritative conductors and directors.
Among her recent greatest successes, it is worth mentioning Madama Butterfly, Tosca and Aida at Arena di Verona and the concert at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona for the 150th anniversary of the birth of Giacomo Puccini (2008), the debut of Norma in Bologna for which she received the prestigious prize “Abbiati”, Tosca in Florence, where she granted an encore of “Vissi d'arte”, 52 years after the last encore by Renata Tebaldi, La fanciulla del West in Torre del Lago for the centenary of the work, two importart debuts in La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli in Palermo and in Vier letzte Lieder by Richard Strauss in Rome; Madama Butterfly in Rome and in Palermo, Adriana Lecouvreur in Barcelona, her recital entitled Novecento Italiano Rarities at the Festival dei 2Mondi in Spoleto and at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Tosca in Athens and in Berlin, and a series of concerts in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a duet with Fabio Armiliato, La forza del destino in Liège.
2012 ended with two debuts, in the role of Pauline in Poliuto by Gaetano Donizetti at the Théâtre National in Marseille and in the role of Turandot at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa. In the summer 2013, after performing Aida at Arena di Verona, she will sing for the first time Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni at Taormina Festival.
Daniela Dessì is credited with a very large discography and she has won many awards, including the International Opera Award 2013, the prestigious prize “Abbiati”, prize “Zenatello Arena di Verona” and the prize “Belcanto Rodolfo Celletti” as “absolute soprano”.