Daniele was born in Rome, where he graduated in psychology; he subsequently took a post-graduate degree in singing at the Royal College of Music.
He has coached for the Royal Opera House, Opéra National de Paris, Opéra de Lille, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera, Grange Park Opera, Garsington, the Royal Academy of Music, Holland Park Opera, Academy of Ancient Music, BBC Singers and the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.
Daniele has a parallel career as a director. Work includes Cautionary Tales by Errollyn Wallen at Latitude Festival; Aci, Galatea e Polifemo for the Göttingen International Handel Festival and the London Handel Festival; the British première of the play Purgatorio by Ariel Dorfman at the Arcola Theatre in London; Der Freischütz at Opéra de Metz and Rennes in France; L’occasione fa il ladro by Rossini at Wexford Festival and the Royal Academy of Music; L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux (original production by Robert Carsen); My Feet May Take A Little While (based on the songbook by Errollyn Wallen), and a staging of Dichterliebe, both at the Arcola Theatre; the British première of Ciboulette by Reynaldo Hahn at UCOpera; Così fan tutte for Mid-Wales Opera; opera scenes at the Royal College of Music, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Welsh College of Music and Drama. He also translated and directed the play The Fan, by Goldoni at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Future projects include directing Tosca at Teatro Verdi, Trieste, in 2017; and a Masters Degree in Filmmaking at Goldsmiths, London, in 2017/18.
Daniele was artistic curator of the Grimeborn Opera Festival 2008 at the Arcola Theatre in London.
Daniele’s work has been supported by Arts Council England, the National Lottery, Grange Park Opera and the Hinrichsen Foundation.
Faculties / departments: Vocal Studies
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