August 26, 2014
Forever, Diana Damrau’s recent album which features the “soundtrack of her life,” has been awarded a coveted ‘Klassik Ohne Grenzen’ Prize from ECHO Klassik. The album also received widespread critical acclaim upon its release, with Judith Malafronte of Opera News stating, ” . . . the prodigiously gifted Bavarian soprano brings authority and affection . . . Damrau’s wild imagination and vivacious personality are all over this CD.”
August 10, 2014
Diana will perform a series of recitals with esteemed harpist and frequent collaborator, Xavier de Maistre, during the 2014-15 season. They will present the music of several composers throughout the year, including Strauss, Smetana, Liszt, and Dvořák. Their first recital takes place at the Salzburg Festival on August 20, then on to the Rheingau Musik Festival in Wiesbaden on August 24, the Musikverein Graz on November 27, in Hannover on April 26, and the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid on April 28.
July 19, 2014
Diana sings the role of Konstanze in Mozart’s sparkling Singspiel Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) for the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden’s 2014 Gala concerts, in collaboration with Universal Music and Deutsche Grammophon.
Ms. Damrau is joined by world-class collaborators, including renowned tenor Rolando Villazón as Belmonte, Anna Prohaska as Blonde, Paul Schweinester as Pedrillo, Franz-Josef Selig will play Osmin, and Thomas Quasthoff is featured the narrating role of the Bassa Selim. Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
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
Label: EMI Music Germany 139 minutes Diana Damrau, Xavier de Maistre Brian Large (Director) Order Online: Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Label: Deutsche Grammophon 161 minutes Piotr Beczala, Zeljko Lucic, Diana Damrau Michele Mariotti, conductor Michael Mayer, director Order the DVD: Amazon.com | Amazon.de Order Blu-Ray: Amazon.com