Danielle Talamantes | soprano
Soprano Danielle Talamantes is an international recitalist who made her Carnegie Hall debut in a sold-out solo recital in 2007. Since then, she has appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore and Nashville Symphony Orchestras, National Philharmonic Chorale and Orchestra, United States Army Chorus, Trujillo Symphony Orchestra and Seoul Philharmonic. Talamantes joined the Metropolitan Opera roster in 2011.
In 2015, she made her Metropolitan Opera stage debut as Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen and reprised the role in subsequent seasons. She also sang the role of Anna in Verdi’s Nabucco, which was part of the Met Opera in HD series. Her Lincoln Center performances at Alice Tully Hall as soprano soloist include the world premiere of Bob Chilcott’s Requiem and Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem. Other highlights include Handel’s Messiah with the Phoenix Symphony, Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the City Choir of Washington, Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Cedar Rapids Opera, Violetta in La traviata at Hawaii Opera Theatre, Cedar Rapids Opera and Finger Lakes Opera, Adina in L’elisir d’amore at Gulf Shore Opera and Mimí in La Bohéme at St. Petersburg Opera. Talamantes’ First place competition honors include the Irene Dalis Opera San Jose Competition, Irma M. Cooper Opera Columbus Competition, XII Concurso de Trujillo, NATS Artist Award and Vocal Arts Society Discovery Series competition. Her premiere and sophomore albums, also featuring pianist and composer Henry Dehlinger, are Canciones españolas and Heaven and Earth: A Duke Ellington Songbook.