Manon / Manon Lescaut
Bel Canto Concert
Bel Canto Concert
February 28, 2015
This winter, Diana Damrau embodies Leila, one of her signature roles, in the first production of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles at The Metropolitan Opera in 100 years. Enjoy this video of Diana singing “Oh Dieu Brahma” from the Theater an der Wien’s recent production in 2014.
Ms. Damrau sings alongside a marvelous cast in this new offering at The Met, including Matthew Polenzani as Nadir, Mariusz Kwiecien as Zurga, and her husband bass-baritone Nicolas Testé as Nourabad, with Gianandrea Noseda leading the Met Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Performances take place on January 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 23, 27 & 30, as well as a special New Year’s Eve gala presentation on December 31.
February 26, 2015
On March 1, Diana Damrau will be the featured soprano soloist with the renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, in Brahms’ sacred and moving work, Ein deutsches Requiem. Acclaimed conductor Daniele Gatti, the newly announced Music Director of the Royal Concertgebouw, leads the performance, which also includes baritone Christian Gerhaher and the Westminster Symphonic Choir. Ms. Damrau and Mr. Gatti previously worked together to great artistic acclaim in Verdi’s La traviata at the Teatro alla Scala in 2013. Ticket availability for this concert is extremely limited; for additional information visit Carnegie Hall online.
February 13, 2015
This spring Diana Damrau makes her highly anticipated appearance in the title role of Massenet’s Manon at The Metropolitan Opera. Diana has received enthusiastic notices for her previous outings of the role, citing her “dramatic mastery” and “nuanced” interpretations. This spectacular Laurent Pelly production will be a highlight of The Met’s season, and also features Vittorio Grigolo as Chevalier des Grieux, Russell Braun as Lescaut, and Nicolas Testé as the Comte des Grieux, with Emmanuel Villaume leading the acclaimed Met Opera Orchestra and Chorus. The Met performances take place March 9, 12, 17, 21, 25 & 28.
Label: Erato | Album Website International Release: November 21, 2014 Diana Damrau, Joseph Calleja, Ludovic Tézier, Nicolas Testé, Jesús López Cobos, Münchener Opernchor & Orchester Order online: Amazon.de
Label: Analekta | Album Website International Release: September 16, 2014 Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal, Kent Nagano & Diana Damrau Order online: iTunes
Label: Erato | Album Website International Release: October 29, 2013 Diana Damrau, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, David Charles Abell, Rolando Villazon Order online: Amazon.com | Amazon.de | iTunes