“It’s not often that a fortunate operagoer witnesses the birth of a star!,” critics hailed for Danielle Talamantes’ recent role début as Violetta in La traviata. Recent engagements for Talamantes include Mimì in La bohéme with Fairfax Symphony, Violetta in La traviata with Hawaii Opera Theater, and a return to The Metropolitan Opera for their production of Carmen. In addition, she appeared as a soloist in multiple classical masterworks including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with DCINY, Verdi’s Requiem with the National Philharmonic, Fauré’s Requiem and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with Eugene Concert Choir, Brahms’ Reqieum with Riverside Choral Society at Lincoln Center, Händel’s Messiah with La Jolla Symphony, and in the National Philharmonic’s Bernstein Choral Celebration concert. Upcoming performances include Beatrice in Il Postino with Virginia Opera, and performances as a soloist in the premieres of Dehlinger’s Kohelet with Washington Master Chorale and the Santa Clara Chorale, and Dehlinger’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock with the National Philharmonic.
In recent seasons, Talamantes performed the role of Marzelline in Fidelio with the Princeton Festival; Mimì in La boheme with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas; a concert entitled “Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman!” with Close Encounters with Music at the Manchester Music Festival and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts; “Mozart on a Summer’s Eve” with Spokane Symphony; Mozart’s Requiem at the Washington National Cathedral and Fairfax Symphony; Brahms’ Requiem with St. Mary’s College; Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas brasileiras No. 5, Bach’s Magnificat, and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with the National Philharmonic; the world première of Bartoldus’s Magnificat, Handel’s Laudate pueri dominum, and Charpentier’s Te Deum with The City Choir of Washington; Act I of La bohéme with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas at Walton Arts Center; Händel’s Messiah with United States Naval Academy and Austin Symphony & Chorus Austin; Poulenc’s Gloria with Arizona State University’s Symphony Orchestra; Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s 60th anniversary gala concert; a concert celebrating the Bernstein Centennial at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center; and recitals and masterclasses with El Paso Pro-Muisca and Catawba College. Additionally, she returned to The Metropolitan Opera for their production of The Exterminating Angel.
Ms. Talamantes and Henry Dehlinger perform Heaven and Earth: A Duke Ellington Songbook, a luscious collection of brand-new arrangements of Duke Ellington standards and irreplaceable gems of the American Songbook – written especially for Ms. Talamantes, in recital at multiple venues across the country, with an album available. She and pianist Henry Dehlinger also perform, in recital, a concert of gorgeous Spanish songs featured in their critically-acclaimed MSR Classics album: Canciones españolas. Talamantes and Dehlinger captivate audiences with tales of amorous longing, joy and despair as they bring the lush music and poetry of Spain to life.
Recently, Talamantes performed the title role of Susannah with Opera Roanoke and the role of Anna in Nabucco and Frasquita in Carmen with The Metropolitan Opera; reprised the role of Violetta in La traviata with Finger Lakes Opera; and sang the soprano solo in Händel’s Messiah with National Philarhmonic and The New Choral Society, Brahms’ Requiem with National Philharmonic, Mozart’s Requiem with Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Verdi’s Requiem with Gloria Musicae, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with Manchester Symphony Orchestra, the soprano solo in an all Bach concert with Gamut Bach Ensemble and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, two solo performances in Spokane’s Northwest Bach Festival and Series, and the soprano solo in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Fairfax Symphony.