Get to know the cast of Magic & Mayhem!
Daniela DiPasquale, soprano, will be performing "Sul fil d'un soffio etesio" from Verdi's Falstaff, Elfenlied by Wolf, and Walpurgisnacht by Brahms.
Tell us about what you are singing in Magic & Mayhem.
Elfenlied tells the story of an Elf who was awakened by a watchman calling out “Elfen!” ("eleven"). In his sleepy and confused state, the elf believed it was the nightingale calling him to the fairy dance.
In Nannetta’s aria, she is disguised as a fairy queen calling upon her “fairies” and “elves” (aka, friends and town people) to trick Falstaff. Verdi uses the orchestration to mimic the fluttering, dancing fairies and mystical surroundings using sextuplet against triplet in ¾ time.
In the Brahms duet, "Walpurgisnacht" I play the daughter asking her mother about witches only to find out later that my own mother is a witch!
Describe your dream role.
I would love to be the Commendatore in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Particularly at the end of the opera. ;) But more realistically, I would love to play Violetta in Verdi’s La Triviata.
If you weren’t an artist, what would your dream job be?
It’s hard to see myself doing anything else, but I love animals. Maybe something involving animals, like a ranch owner or farmer of some sort.
What’s on your schedule after Magic and Mayhem?
I’m working on a solo project to record old Napolitano songs. And I am pleased to be a part of Cantanti’s upcoming production of l’Euridice.
What's one song on your playlist you can't help but dance to?
“Dancing in the Moonlight” by King Harvest
Visit Daniela's website at www.daniela-dipasquale.com.