"...“The vocal star of the evening was Daniella Sicari who, negotiated with aplomb the coloratura runs and throughout sang with a sweet, pure tone."
Australian/British soprano Daniella Sicari has been steadily building a reputation in the UK as an engaging singer on stage with a warm and sweet tone.
Upcoming 20/21 engagements include Anne Egerman (A Little Night Music) with Buxton International Festival and Gianetta (The Elixir of Love) with Waterperry Opera Festival along with a revival of Ariel by Jonathan Dove.
In 2019 she had her debut appearance at the Buxton International Festival, performing the role of ‘Sticks’ in the UK premier of The Orphans of Koombu. Later that year, she travelled to Norway where she sang with Bergen Nasjonale Opera in Sweeney Todd (chorus) and studied the role of Johanna. She has also worked with Clonter Opera on various projects including their School Workshops (2018), Touring Opera Gala (2018), Digital Outreach Recitals (2020) and Online Masterclasses (2020). In 2020, Daniella had her debut at Waterperry Opera Festival performing a one-woman staged song cycle of Ariel by Jonathan Dove and is delighted to be returning again in 2021.
Daniella is the recipient of numerous awards such as the Western Australian Young People & The Arts International Award, Amanda Roocroft Prize, The Joyce & Michael Kennedy Strauss Prize, The James & Mary Glass Scholarship, John Cameron Award for Lieder, The Elizabeth Harwood Prize and Robin Kay Memorial Prize. In 2019, Daniella came second at the Bampton Opera Competition and in 2020 was a finalist in the Sydney Eisteddford and Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Awards.
...Those I heard included lovely coloratura singing from Daniella Sicari... with warmth and outstanding accuracy and attack...
THE ART DESK
Completing her postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Mary Plazas, performed roles include Despina (Cosi fan Tutte), Lady Ellington (La Vie Parisienne), La Fée (Cendrillon) and Gretel (Hansel & Gretel). She previously trained at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with Patricia Price, receiving a Bachelor of Music and Post-Graduate Diploma in Classical Voice .
Daniella has been known to be some what entrepreneurial, using her skills to curate events. In 2014, she collaborated with fellow colleague Madeleine Joyce (mezzo-soprano) to put on a self devised concert at the Western Australian Government House Ballroom with associate artist Mark Coughlan. The following year, they produced a fundraising recital in one of Perth’s most iconic buildings, the Forrest Chase GPO, joined by associate artist Lochlan Brown. These events raised funds for their ventures of studying abroad.
As well as singing, Daniella has a love for movement and acting. She used to train & complete nationally as a Rhythmic Gymnast in Australia and has worked as a choreographer on a number of projects.