Mozart Benefit Gala
July 22, 2015
Diana returns to the title role of Donizetti’s thrilling tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor July 22 & 25, as part of the Munich Opernfestspiele at the Bayerische Staatsoper. She previously starred in this new production to great acclaim:
“Damrau was a fabulous Lucia, mastering the coloratura as well as all of the famous high notes while acting out Lucia’s mood swings with enormous integrity.”
Jeffrey A. Leipsic – Opera News
Ms. Damrau reunites with tenor Pavol Breslik as Edgardo in this production, with Levente Molnár as Enrico and Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Raimondo in this spectacular and stylized staging from Barbara Wysocka. Oksana Lyniv leads the Bayerische Staatsorchester and Chorus for these sold-out performances.
July 7, 2015
Diana Damrau has withdrawn from the concerts and Deutsche Grammophon recording of Le Nozze di Figaro in Baden-Baden on July 16 & 19. Diana has unfortunately been in ill health the past several months due to a persistent case of sinusitis, which did not allow her to prepare the role debut of Contessa di Almaviva to the artistic level she desires, also in careful consideration of the planned studio recording. She conveys her most sincere regrets to her fans, and would like to thank everyone for their understanding.
June 26, 2015
On July 6, a new recording of Mozart’s ‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail,’ featuring Diana Damrau as Konstanze, will be released worldwide on the Deutsche Grammophon label. The album is third in a seven-part series of Mozart operas from Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Rolando Villazón, and was recorded live at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden in 2014. The spectacular cast includes Anna Prohaska as Blonde, Thomas Quasthoff as Bassa Selim, and Rolando Villazón as Belmonte. Learn more about the album and pre-order your copy via Deutsche Grammophon. Also, enjoy a video preview of this new recording on YouTube.
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
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