After winning several prestigious singing competitions (Adriano Belli in Spoleto, Iris Adami Corradetti in Parma, Pavarotti International Voice Competition in Philadelphia), Daniela Barcellona made her professional debut in 1999 singing the title role in Tancredi at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro. She has since built a reputation performing male roles sung by women (Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Stefano in Roméo et Juliette, Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia, Malcolm in La Donna del lago, Arsace in Semiramide, Ottone in Adelaide di Borgogna, Calbo in Maometto II, Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice, and the title roles in Giulio Cesare and Sigismondo) at some of the most prestigious international opera venues (the New York Metropolitan Opera, Milan’s La Scala, London’s Royal Opera House, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, and the Salzburg Festival). Her roster of roles includes Amneris in Aida (at the Paris Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the Teatro Real in Madrid), Adalgisa in Norma (Palermo, Tel-Aviv, the Macerata Festival), Eboli in Don Carlo (the ABAO in Bilbao, the Verbier Festival), Federica in Luisa Miller (Milan’s La Scala), Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri (Naples, Florence, Rome, Trieste, Bilbao, Houston, the Dresden Semperoper, the Vienna Staatsoper), Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Trieste, Florence, Vienna), Mrs Quickly in Falstaff (the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, the Paris Opera, the Berlin Staatsoper, Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper), Leonor in La Favorite (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Monte Carlo Opera, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelone), Didon in Les Troyens (Milan’s La Scala), Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana (the ABAO in Bilbao, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin), the Princesse de Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur (La Monnaie in Brussels), Dalila in Samson et Dalila (the Teatro Regio in Turin), the Marchesa Melibea in Il viaggio a Reims (Milan’s La Scala), Laura Adorno in La Gioconda (the Deutsche Oper in Berlin). She has sung Verdi’s Requiem on numerous occasions (and made a recording of it with Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic). She has also performed as a soloist for Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and his Stabat Mater. During the 2019-2020 season, she sang the role of Mrs Quickly at the Berlin Staatsoper and Federica at the Rome Opera. Her projects include La Gioconda at Milan’s La Scala.