Daniela Longhi is a rising sopranos of the international operatic firmament.
She graduated at the E.F. Dall'Abaco Conservatory of Music in Verona, under the guidance
of Maria Minetto and has won many national and international competitions.
Ever since her debut in La Traviata at the Arena di Verona, where she was awarded the
premio Zenatello as the best soprano and that was successfully performed worldwide (at the
Staatsoper in Wien, Detroit Operaat the Teatro Regio, Turin, Opera de Marseille, Alte
Oper in Frankfurt, at the Versailles Festival, Paris), she has had a triumphant international
career characterized by professional excellence and passionate interpretative strength, with
a really wide repertoire. Her roles in Anna Bolena at the Madrid Opera and Opera de Marseille,
in Roberto Devereux at the Montpellier Festival, in Ermione at the Konzerthaus of Berlin, and
in Rossini's Otello at the Santuary Hall, Tokyo have been highly acclaimed. To commemorate
the 200th anniversary of Donizetti's birth she sang for the first time in recent years the
role of Adelia at the Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo.
La Boheme (Mimì)
Duiring the first edition of the Verdi Festival held at the Teatro Regio, Parma
she sang the role of Leonore in Verdi's Le Trouvere. Her repertoire also
includes Thäis (J. Massenet), Faust (C. Gounod) and Manon (J. Massenet).
She sang in Trovatore, Boheme and Traviata at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt; together
with Renato Bruson and Giuseppe Giacomini she debuted as Simonetta in Leoncavallo's
In cooperation with the Teatro Comunale di Firenze she performed in Aida at the opening ceremony
of the first Shanghai Opera Theatre.
At the Teatro S. Carlo, Naples she had the role of Lady Macbeth in the opera first version of 1847.
At the Arena di Verona she performed in Turandot as Liù, in Carmen as Micaela, in La Boheme as Mimě,
in La Traviata and in Aida. In Verona she also sang in a Gala performance dedicated to
and together with Placido Domingo, which was broadcast worldwide.
At the Teatro Filarmonico, Verona she performed in Zandonai's Giulietta e Romeo, Verdi's Falstaff (Alice),
Wolf Ferrari's I Quattro Rusteghi (Siora Felice), Verdi's Il Trovatore (Leonora), Verdi's
Un Ballo in Maschera (Amelia) and in Verdi's Messa Di Requiem.
She performed in the title role of Manon in Manon Lescaut with the
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
She sang the role of Tosca at the Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago, and performed
in Forza del Destino in Brescia, Andrea Chenier at the Pittsburgh Opera, Simon
Boccanegra at the Konzerthaus in Wien, and in Trovatore at the Teatro Massimo, Palermo.
She has been particularly renowned for her interpretation as Aida in a major production at the
Color Line Arena in Hamburg and at the Preussag Arena in Hannover.
She has sung the role of Tosca at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma in the presence of the
Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Boccherini's death, she sang in worldwide radio direct broadcast
the Stabat Mater in the first version for soprano solo and string quartet, in the
Salon de Actos de la Real Accademia de Bellos Artos of Madrid.
She has been the first italian artist to performe the role of Aida in the Praga's opera theatre
Narodni Divadlo fifty years after the last representation.
Invited by the Italian Embassy in South Africa and she took a tour of concerts and recitals with orchestra in the most important theaters in the African nation.
During the visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in Verona she has performed in world premiere the oratory "Una Donna vestita di Sole" of the contemporary composer Antonio Zanon.
She recently interpreted in Vienna the "Il Corsaro" by G. Verdi.
She has been a guest to the major opera houses and festivals of the world, including:
Her repertoire extends to over fifty operas and many symphonic
and chamber compositions.
- Teatro Nacional de S.Carlos, Lisbon
- Staatsoper, Hamburg
- Baltimore Opera
- Nippon Symphony Orchestra di Tokyo
- Teatro Coliseum, Oporto
- Opernhaus, Zurich
- Zarzuela, Madrid
- Detroit Opera
- Sao Paulo Opera (Brazil)
- New Israeli Opera
- Palm Beach Opera
- New York Opera
- Festspiellhaus, Salzburg
- Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
- Teatro Bellini, Catania
- Teatro Regio, Turin
- Teatro Massino, Palermo
- Teatro La Fenice, Venice
- Teatro Ponchielli, Cremona
- Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari
- Teatro Sociale, Modena
- Teatro Sociale, Mantua
- Teatro Comunale, Vercelli
- Teatro Coccia, Novara
- Teatro G. B. Pergolesi, Jesi
- Teatro di Trapani
She has worked with the following conductors:
I Quattro Rusteghi