Daniela Barcellona was born in Trieste, where she attended her musical and vocal studies under the guidance of M° Alessandro Vitiello. She won numerous international competitions, including the Aldo Belli in Spoleto, Iris Adami Corradetti in Padua and the Pavarotti International in Philadelphia. Her career has had a blazing start in the summer of 1999, when, at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, she debuted the role of Tancredi becoming one of the most important and required interpreters at international level.
In Italy has been acclaimed several times at La Scala in Milan (Lucrezia Borgia, Iphigenie En Aulide, Il Viaggio A Reims, La Donna Del Lago, Luisa Miller, Falstaff), at Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro (Tancredi, La Donna Del Lago, Semiramide, Bianca E Falliero, Adelaide Di Borgogna, Maometto Ii, Sigismondo, Stabat Mater, Petite Messe Solemnelle), at Teatro Regio in Turin (Anna Bolena, Tancredi, Don Carlo, Verdi Requiem), at Teatro dell'Opera in Rome (Il Barbiere Di Siviglia, La Fiamma, Cenerentola, L'italiana In Algeri, Tancredi, Semiramide), in Bologna (Giulio Cesare) and Florence (Il Barbiere Di Siviglia, L'italiana In Algeri, Tancredi, Orfeo Ed Euridice), in Santa Cecilia (Verdi Requiem, Il Viaggio A Reims, Petite Messe Solemnelle) and Festival dei due mondi in Spoleto, Sferisterio Festival in Macerata (Norma and Verdi Requiem), at Arena and Teatro Filarmonico in Verona (Verdi Requiem, Aida, L'italiana In Algeri), in Parma (Norma) and San Carlo in Naples (Anna Bolena, Orfeo Ed Euridice), at Carlo Felice in Genoa (Cenerentola, Verdi Requiem, La Favorite), at Teatro Massimo in Palermo (Stabat Mater, Norma), at Teatro Verdi in Trieste (Simone Mayr's Ginevra Di Scozia, Tancredi, L'italiana In Algeri).
In the international field, she was guest of the Berlin Philharmonic and the orchestra of the Bayerische Rundfunk, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Metropolitan Opera in New York with Norma and La Donna Del Lago, the Royal Opera House in London with La Donna Del Lago. She also performed at the Opera House and the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris with I Capuleti Ed I Montecchi, La Donna Del Lago, Don Carlo, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (L'italiana In Algeri), Teatro Real in Madrid (Semiramide, Tancredi, Rake's Progress), Liceo in Barcelona with Semiramide, Palau de les Arts in Valencia (Berlioz' Les Troyens and Aida), at Staatsoper in Vienna (Il Barbiere Di Siviglia, L'italiana In Algeri), in Geneva (Semiramide), Amsterdam, Dresden Semperoper (Verdi Requiem, L'italiana In Algeri, La Favorite), Opera in Tel Aviv (Norma), Oviedo (L'italiana In Algeri, Tancredi) and in Salzburger Festival (Verdi Requiem, Romeo Et Juliette, La Donna Del Lago, I Capuleti E I Montecchi), with Sydney Opera House, Festival «Radio France et Montpellier» with La Donna Del Lago, in Las Palmas (Il Barbiere Di Siviglia, I Capuleti Ed I Montecchi, La Favorite), Tokio (Tancredi, Il Barbiere Di Siviglia) and at Opera de Wallonie in Liege (La Donna Del Lago).
She has collaborated with some of the greatest conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Roberto Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Bruno Campanella, Riccardo Chailly, Myun-wun Chung, Sir Colin Davis, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Gianandrea Noseda, George Pretre, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Alberto Zedda.
Among the major awards that have been assigned we remember the italian Premio Abbiati, awards Lucia Valentini-Terrani and Aureliano Pertile, Opera Award 2002, the prize CD Classica , theRossini gold and S. Giusto d'oro (the youngest award-winning).
Numerous recordings, which include monographs A. Scarlatti and G. B. Pergolesi (published by Sony), Rossini (Stabat Mater, Petite Messe Solemnelle, Giovanna d'arco, two editions of Tancredi (the first edition of the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, conducted by M° G. Gelmetti), Bianca E Falliero, Adelaide Di Borgogna, Sigismondo and Il Viaggio A Reims), Bellini (two editions of Norma), Mayr and Meyerbeer (respectively, Ginevra Di Scozia and Margherita D’anjou), Verdi Requiem ( in the famous recording with Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic), to the monumental Berlioz' Les Troyens, with the conduction of V. Gergiev.
After the recent successes at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Covent Garden in London, at Teatro Regio in Turin, at Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris and Arena di Verona, where she made his debut in the major Verdi roles, her closest commitments will see her again on the stages of New York, Chicago, Milan, Tokyo, London, Munich, Beijing, Berlin, Turin, Amsterdam and Verona, engaged in new productions, symphony concerts and recitals. We remember for example Aida in Paris, Semiramide in Münich and London, Falstaff in Chicago, Tancredi in Marsiglia.