Daniela Schillaci - Soprano - W Print

Having graduated in singing at the „Vincenzo Bellini“ Conservatory in Catania with full marks, she wins as Best young singer the Giuseppe Di Stefano Competition in Trapani in 1998. She immediately starts a brillant career singing in important theatres such as : La Fenice in Venice, Arena in Verona, Opera in Rome, Teatro Regio in Turin, Opera in Florence (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino),Teatro Bellini in Catania, Teatro Antico in Taormina, Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon, Opéra de Lausanne, Opera houses in Dusseldorf, Essen, Ekaterinburg, opera theatre in St. Petersburg, Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Shanghai Opera House, Opera in Seoul. She has worked with such distinguished conductors as: Roberto Abbado, Gianpaolo Bisanti, Julian Kovatchev, Alain Lombard, Fabio Mastrangelo, Zubin Mehta, Gianandrea Noseda, Placido Domingo, Seiji Ozawa, Yutaka Sado, Nello Santi, Maurizio Benini and directors like: Robert Carsen, Paul Curran, Willy Decker, Hugo De Ana, Francesco Esposito, Yannis Kokkos, Stefano Podda, Franco Zeffirelli. Her repertoire includes masterworks of Mozart, Bellini, Massenet, Strauss, Puccini, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Menotti.

among her past engagements it is worth mentioning: Werther (Sophie) in Spoleto; Un ballo in maschera (Oscar) in Venice and Catania; La sonnambula (Lisa) in Rome, Messina and Palermo; Il cappello di paglia di Firenze (Elena) in Messina and Lausanne; Turandot (Liù) in Seoul; Ariane et Barbe-bleu, Thaïs e Peter Grimes in Turin; I Lombardi alla prima crociata,  Elektra and Die Frau ohne schatten at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Il telefono di Menotti (Lucy) in Catania; Carmen in Rome, at the Arena di Verona; La serva padrona (Serpina) in Florence and Rome.

During the seasons she added important roles to her repertoire: Die Lustige Witwe in Verona, Padua, and Turin; Stiffelio (Lina) in Catania; Falstaff (Alice Ford) in Lisbon, Shanghai and in China; La bohème (Mimì and Musetta) in Rome, Florence, Trieste, Messina, Venice, Bari, Dusseldorf, Essen, Ekaterinburg, Catania; I pagliacci (Nedda) in Krasnojarsk, in Catania,  Shanghai; La traviata (Violetta) in Messina, Trapani, Catania, Palermo, Ekaterinburg, Lisbon, Shanghai; Norma (Norma) in Catania, Taormina, Cagliari, Sevilla Rovigo and Naples; Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira) in Ekaterinburg, Turin, Arena in Verona,  Franco Zeffirelli directing; Aida in Taormina.

More recently she starred in Leonora in Trovatore, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Attila (Odabella) Madama Butterfly  in Cagliari, Bellini's La Straniera in Catania, Madama Butterfly, La Forza del Destino, Nabucco and Aida in Split.

September 2021


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