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“It’s not often that a fortunate operagoer witnesses the birth of a star!” critics raved after Danielle Talamantes’ recent role début as Violetta in La Traviata, which she performed again in her Hawaii Opera Theatre début. This season she returns to the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale for Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, to the Washington Master Chorale for Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, and to the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra for their Beethoven & Blue Jeans concert. She will also present a series of concerts across Alaska as part of the Sitka Music Festival.

Last season’s engagements included Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 and Carmina Burana with the National Philharmonic, Verdi’s Requiem with both the Pensacola Symphony and North Carolina Master Chorale, Britten’s War Requiem with Opera Roanoke, Mimì in La bohème with Northern Lights Music Festival, the world premiere of Jorge Vidales’ Cantos de Requiemat The Kennedy Center with the New Orchestra of Washington, as well as concerts with Lyric Fest, the United States Naval Academy, Choralis, the Artist Series of Sarasota (with husband Kerry Wilkerson), the Choral Artists of Sarasota, the Washington Arts Ensemble, Vocal Arts DC, the Choral Arts Society of Washington, and the Music Center at Strathmore. [read more...]


"...a huge voice that carried easily..." – Washington Post

Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass – “Soprano Danielle Talamantes did most of the heavy lifting in the Haydn and, even with a huge voice that carried easily over the chorus and orchestra, handled the coloratura cleanly.”


"...sang exquisitely..." – Baltimore Sun

Mendelssohn's Elijah – “Among the soloists, soprano Danielle Talamantes sang exquisitely, savoring the elegant curve of Mendelssohn’s melodic lines.”


"...a perfect diminuendo al niente..." – New York Concert Review

Chilcott’s Requiem – “Soprano Danielle Talamantes and tenor Christian Reinert were revelations as well in their refined and emotionally powerful performances. The last measures of the Lux aeterna, featuring a soft ascending figure in the upper register, were sung by soprano Danielle Talamantes with a perfect diminuendo al niente, or to complete silence, and a child-like innocence that was exquisitely controlled and crystalline in its clarity. It was as if an angel were ascending into the heavens – a simple, but stunning effect.”


"...completely commanded the stage..." – The Independent

La traviata – “From her strong opening notes to a final dying outburst, she completely commanded the stage, with body language, facial expressions, and the tiniest hand gestures to complement her virtuoso vocal character portrayal. Never overly histrionic like some famous divas, she conveyed her feeling with exquisite restraint but great visceral impact. It’s a rare quality, and will assuredly earn her international acclaim.”


"...controlled her voluminous voice with ease..." – The Washington Post

Fairfax Symphony 60th Anniversary Concert – “Talamantes sang with an athletic vibrato and controlled her voluminous voice with ease. She projected just the right amount of sound and emotions in her long phrases, shaping them sensibly and naturally.”


Adrienne Boris

Agent | Classical & Concert

Lisa Bremer 

Operations & Finance Manager

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