September 21, 2015
“It is with the greatest of regret that I have to withdraw from San Francisco Opera’s new production of Lucia di Lammermoor.
After 15 years of performing with little or no time for substantial rest and recuperation, along with the demands that come with a beautiful, young family, my body has reached the point when it is now ‘insisting’ that I pause for a short time. Colds and other small illnesses are not fully healing and I am permanently tired. It is in this condition that I know I am unable to give my best; the best that each one of you in the audience deserves. The issue is in no way vocal, but one of exhaustion that the doctors tell me ten weeks of rest will without questions fix.
August 1, 2015
On August 7, Diana joins her husband, bass-baritone Nicolas Testé, for a Bel Canto Gala Concert at Les Musicales du Lubéron. The programme features music by famed composers Bellini, Donizetti, Gounod, Massenet, Verdi, and Mascagni, with the l’Orchestre Régional Avignon Provence, lead by Samuel Jean. She then travels to Spain, to present a recital with pianist Helmut Deutsch at the Festival Castell Peralada on August 11 at Carmen Church. She sings much loved art songs by Schubert, Liszt, and Strauss; please note that ticket availability is extremely limited for this event.
July 23, 2015
Diana Damrau joins conductor Reinhard Steinberg and the Bayerisches Ärzteorchester for a Gala Concert in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Psychiatric Clinic in Günzburg, featuring the music of Mozart, on July 29. The performance takes place at the Forum am Hofgarten in Günzburg, and the programme includes selections from Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, and his Symphonies No. 31 & 40. On August 7 she and her husband, bass-baritone Nicolas Testé, are the featured artists in a Bel Canto Gala Concert at Les Musicales du Lubéron. The performance features the music of several composers, including Bellini, Donizetti, Gounod, Massenet, Verdi, and Mascagni. Please note that ticket availability is extremely limited for this special event.
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Label: Warner Classics/Erato 1 DVD, 145 Minutes With Demuro, Tézier Production: Benoît Jacquot Conductor: Francesco Ivan Ciampa Opéra National de Paris Order Online: Amazon.de
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Album Website International Release: July 6, 2015 Diana Damrau, Anna Prohaska, Rolando Villazón, Thomas Quasthoff Vocalensemble Rastatt and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin Order online: Deutsche Grammophon, iTunes, Amazon
Label: Erato | Album Website International Release: April 28, 2015 Diana Damrau, Piotr Beczala, Nicolas Testé Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino, Gianandrea Noseda Order online: Amazon.com