Cliché would dictate that it isn’t over until the fat lady sings, but it appears even the stereotype is now a thing of the past. The pair now live at Glyndebourne, the country estate which houses the famous opera house. At first blush, you might not think operas and nightclubs would be a natural pairing. With her shimmery voice, a penchant for Jimmy Choo heels and a resume that includes a cameo in the “Hannibal” movie and a duet with LL Cool J at Carnegie Hall, soprano Danielle de Niese is blurring the lines between opera and pop star, positioning . When the soprano Danielle de Niese goes home after a performance at Glyndebourne she doesn’t have far to go, says Neil Fisher It is seven years since I last met Danielle de Niese to talk about a starring role at the Glyndebourne Festival. It’s not uncommon for a singer to give their best in encores, but it’s worrying when those items are the ones to which they seem most ideally suited. Danielle de Niese had begun with two John Dowland lute songs. Grass act: Soprano Danielle de Niese at Glyndebourne Sven Arnstein Over lunch at Glyndebourne's staff canteen, the soprano Danielle de Niese, who is heavily pregnant, is telling star-studded anecdotes. The classical star talked about making opera affordable, her heroes and whether she’d snog Elton John Birth of an Opera: Danielle de Niese on The Barber of Seville is on BBC Four on Sunday 18 December at 7pm – the documentary follows her preparation . Ever since her Glyndebourne debut as a sex kitten Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in 2005, Danielle de Niese has shaken up the world of opera. Acclaimed as “a diva for the 21st century,” she combines pop star glamour with a glorious operatic voice.