See Diana Live

28

January

New York City

Roméo et Juliette / Juliette

The Metropolitan Opera
Vittorio Grigolo, Roméo
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Bartlett Sher, production

10

February

New York City

I Puritani / Elvira

The Metropolitan Opera
Javier Camarena, Arturo
Luca Pisaroni, Giorgio
Alexey Markov, Riccardo
Maurizio Benini, conductor

14

February

New York City

I Puritani / Elvira

The Metropolitan Opera
Javier Camarena, Arturo
Luca Pisaroni, Giorgio
Alexey Markov, Riccardo
Maurizio Benini, conductor

Latest Recordings

News

Diana Damrau stars as Leïla on a Met Opera / Erato Blu-ray & DVD release of The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de perles. The recording is now available for pre-order, and releases worldwide on February 24 (Amazon.com). The cast also features Matthew Polenzani as Nadir, Mariusz Kwiecień is Zurga, and Nicolas Testé sings Nourabad. Maestro Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Met Opera Orchestra for this production, which features a new staging from director Penny Woolcock.

Image: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

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“On Saturday night for its New Year’s Eve gala, the Met introduced a new production of Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” starring Mr. Grigolo and Ms. Damrau as Shakespeare’s star-crossed adolescent lovers. In scene after scene, these exciting and charismatic artists disappeared into their characters, emboldening each other to sing with white-hot sensuality and impassioned lyricism …

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This season Diana Damrau returns to The Met stage for a series of highly anticipated engagements. The first will highlight Ms. Damrau in her first Metropolitan Opera performances as Juliette in a sumptuous production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, which opens on New Year’s Eve. Diana is joined by tenor Vittorio Grigolo as Roméo, on the heels of their thrilling portrayals in Massenet’s Manon last season, with Maestro Gianandrea Noseda leading from the pit. The production, staged by veteran director Bartlett Sher, has already been seen to great acclaim at the Teatro alla Scala and the Salzburg Festival.

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About Diana

“the leading coloratura soprano in the world”

– New York Sun

Seit ihrem frühen Bühnendebüt ist die Sopranistin Diana Damrau nunmehr schon 20 Jahre ständiger Gast auf den Bühnen der international führenden Opernhäuser und Festivals. Ihr umfangreiches Repertoire liegt im Lyrischen und Koloraturfach und beinhaltet die Titelrollen in Lucia di Lammermoor (La Scala di Milano, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Metropolitan Opera NY, Royal Opera House London), Manon (Wiener Staatsoper, Metropolitan Opera) und La Traviata (La Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Opéra National de Paris and Bayerische Staatsoper) sowie die Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte (Metropolitan Opera, Salzburger Festspiele, Wiener Staatsoper, Royal Opera House). 

Als Kammersängerin der Bayerischen Staatsoper (2007) und Trägerin des bayerischen Maximilian Ordens für Kunst und Wissenschaft (2010) hat Diana Damrau eine starke Bindung zur Bayerischen Staatsoper in München, wo sie in neuen Produktionen von Lucia di Lammermoor, Les contes d’Hoffmann (alle 4 Frauenrollen), Ariadne auf Naxos (Zerbinetta), Die schweigsame Frau (Aminta), Die Zauberflöte (Königin der Nacht) und Rigoletto (Gilda) zu erleben war. Weitere wichtige Auftritte umfassen La Traviata, Der Rosenkavalier (Sophie) und Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Konstanze).

2 Jan

RT @ManyaZuba: @VittorioGrigolo and @DianaDamrau were beautifully matched and drew us into the drama @MetOpera as R&J tonight. https://t.co

2 Jan

RT @AilynPerez1: .@DianaDamrau @MetOpera What a thrill to celebrate Romeo&Juliette! Diana is such an inspiring woman and gorgeous Juliette!…

8 Dec

RT @LincolnCenter: .@DianaDamrau and Xavier de Maistre perform Debussy, Strauss, Hahn, and more at Alice Tully Hall December 10. https://t.…

In the Press

Romeo and Juliet, Flushed and Feverish at the Met Opera

At a recent rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera, a cliché unfolded in the middle of a passionate duet. As a soprano nestled in a tenor’s arms, the room’s temperature seemed to rise a couple of degrees. While lovesick couples are hardly an unusual sight in opera, it’s less common for them to emit real heat. But these particular singers — Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo, the stars of a new production of Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” that opens at the Met on New Year’s Eve — have a chemistry that’s distinctly rare for opera. Rehearsal time is paltry, previews don’t exist, and there are generally just a handful of performances. Singers, who may not even speak each other’s language, are more or less thrown together and told to act like lovers. It’s no surprise that the act is often unconvincing.

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BR-KLASSIK Interview with Diana Damrau

BR-KLASSIK

Am Dienstag tritt die Sopranistin Diana Damrau bei einem Benefizkonzert für Flüchtlinge im Münchner Prinzregententheater auf, zusammen mit dem Münchner Rundfunkorchester unter der Leitung von Antonello Manacorda. Wie sie ihre Rolle als Künstlerin sieht, und was sie tut, um gesund zu bleiben – das verrät Diana Damrau unter anderem im Interview mit BR-KLASSIK.

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Diana Damrau, donna e cantante

Il firmamento musicale classico ha le sue stelle: pianiste come Martha Argerich, le tante “lolite del violino” oggi cresciute e venerate, come Hilary Hahn e Julia Fischer, ovviamente le étoile del balletto, da Alessandra Ferri a Svetlana Zakharova. Ma le vere dive sono le cantanti liriche: le valchirie di inizio ’900 come la Nilsson, il mito Callas e la “rivale” Tebaldi, in tempi più recenti Mirella Freni e Kathleen Battle. E oggi Diana Damrau. Se gli eredi di Pavarotti e Domingo hanno il volto fotogenico e il timbro inconfondibile di Juan Diego Florez e Jonas Kaufmann, tra le ugole femminili troneggiano sovrane Cecilia Bartoli e la Damrau. Tipica bellezza teutonica, capelli biondissimi e fisico statuario, il soprano bavarese è acclamato nei templi della lirica mondiale, dal Metropolitan di New York alla Scala, dove fu protagonista nella memorabile riapertura del Piermarini dopo i restauri con l’Europa riconosciuta di Salieri. Era il 2004, ma Damrau lo ricorda ancora bene.

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