Daniela FALLY | Voice
(Vienna State Opera - R. Wagner Conservatory Vienna)
Praised for her vocal abilities – („Her coloratura satiny and clean, and blessedly unperky“/THE NEW YORK TIMES) – as well as for her acting skills and physical flexibility („she paired a wonderful coloratura solo with amazingly effortless full splits – without going even slightly off key“/Herald Tribune) and comic talent („An all-around comic spitfire dashing off high-notes with plenty of deceptive ease“/Chicago Daily Herald) the native AUSTRIAN opera singer Daniela Fally has established herself as one of the leading coloratura sopranos of her generation.
Called „THE Adele of the 21st century“ the born Viennese is the perfect combination of a singing actress or an acting singer. She was a dancer, an actress, a journalist and a musical theatre performer before she became an opera singer, and her goal for opera was always to combine the various genre skills to make opera as exciting, real and touching as possible.
Since 14 years she is now singing at Vienna State Opera (since 10 years as a member of the soloist ensemble) and she has constantly been invited as a guest to many of the most renown opera houses worldwide. She sang repeatedly at La Scala Milan, the Semperoper Dresden, the Lyric Opera Chicago, the Bavarian State Opera Munich, at the Opéra National in Paris (Bastille), the Salzburg Summer and Easter Festival and the Bregenz and Mörbisch Festival, the opera festival Munich, the International „Maifestspiele Wiesbaden“, the State Opera Hamburg, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Theater an der Wien, the Kammeroper Vienna, the Volksoper Vienna, in Zürich, Düsseldorf, Strassburg, Toulon, Darmstadt, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Liège, Liepaja and many opera houses more. Concerts and oprea productions also braught her to Japan, Dubai, China, Kasachstan and Russia.
She is equally very much at home at the concert stage and collaborated with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Concentus Musicus Vienna, with various Ensembles of the Vienna Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, the BR-Orchestra, the RSO Vienna, the Münchener Rundfunkorchester, the Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Johann Strauss Orchester, the Symphony Nova Scotia (Canada) and many more.
She performed in over 20 concert- and Lied-evenings in Vienna Musikverein, in more than 10 in Vienna Concert House, furtheremore at the Lucerne Festival, the Musikverein Graz and Klagenfurt, the Arena Salzburg, the Hamburg Musikhalle, the Kongress Innsbruck and many more. Since 7 years she has been invited repeatedly to the Grafenegg Music Festival.
Mrs Fally recorded with Unitel, Deutsche Grammophon, ORF Edition, Orfeo and PBS.
Her stage partners were Elina Garanca, Piotr Beczala, Roberto Alagna, Juan Diego Florez, Jonas Kaufmann, Neil Shicoff, Ludovic Tézier, Roberto Grigolo, Angela Gheorgiu, Roberto Grigolo, Anna Netrebko and many wonderful singers more.
She collaborated intensely with Christian Thielemann and her mentor Franz Welser-Möst, furthermore with Simone Young, Adam Fischer, Cornelius Meister, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Leopold Hager, Ulf Schirmer, Asher Fisch, Kirill Petrenko, Kent Nagano, Fabio Luisi, Nicolaus Harnoncourt, Evelino Pidò, Frédéric Chaslin, Marco Armiliato, Philippe Jordan, Peter Schneider, Bertrand de Billy, Christoph Eschenbach, Andrès Orozco-Estrada, Guillermo Garcia Calvo, Julia Jones, Speranza Scapucci and many many more.
In her 24 years of stage career – she first started as an actress and musical theater performer, then later as an opera singer – she sang more than 750 performances (concerts not included) in 60 different roles in 64 different productions at 60 different opera houses and festivals. Until now she opened 46 new productions internationally.
Her repertoire includes opera and operetta roles through all the centuries, styles (yes, even chanson and pop songs) including „Old music“ and the contemporary stage works of today, as well as numerous Lieder, Missas, Symphonies and over 15 Oratorios.
Only in Vienna State opera house she sang more than 200 performances in 26 different roles, at Vienna Volksoper more than 130 performances in 21 different roles.
She herself studied with Prof. Helena Lazarska (solo singing, opera) and Prof. Edith Mathis (Lied and Oratorio), she studied musical theatre performance at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and also journalism, musical and theatrical sciences and publicity and communication sciences at the University Vienna, and finished her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with distinction. She was awarded the „Würdigungspreis“ (price of honor) of the University of Music and Performing Arts for her extraordinary achievements during her study time.