Strauss Concert

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Jérémie Rhorer, conductor




Inaugural Concert of the Opéra de Paris

Palais Garnier
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor




Royal Affairs

Koningin Elisabethzaal

Pavel Baleff, conductor
Nicolas Testé, baritone

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Royal Affairs tour

Diana Damrau joins Nicolas Testé once again in a tour of their Royal Affairs program, in which they sing arias and duets by Kings and Queens in opera. They start on September 25 at Antwerp’s Koningin Elisabethzaal, going on to the Festival der Nationen in Bad Wörishofen on October 2, and singing the last concert of the tour on October 31 at the Konzerthaus Dortmund. Pavel Baleff leads both the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and the Münchner Rundfunkorchester.

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The inaugural concert of the Opéra de Paris will take place at Palais Garnier on September 22 and feature an anthology of opera excerpts. Diana Damrau will sing two characters she’s never sung before: she’ll sing the Marschallin in the Act III trio and final duet of Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier with Sabine Devieilhe as Sophie and Ekaterina Gubanova as Octavian, and Alice in the final scene from Verdi’s Falstaff, with Gerald Finley in the title role, Sabine Devieilhe as Nanetta, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur as Meg, Clémentine Margaine as Quickly, Matthew Polenzani as Fenton, Tobias Westman as Bardolfo, Kiup Lee as Dr. Cajus, Timothée Varon as Ford and Aaron Pendleton as Pistola.

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Strauss Concert Tour

Next month, Diana Damrau will once again delight audiences with her rendition of some of Richard Strauss’ most beloved Lieder: “Das Rosenband”, “Ständchen”, “Freundliche Vision”, “Wiegenlied”, “Zueignung”, and “Allerseelen”. She’ll start her tour in Bremen’s Die Glocke on September 4, followed by the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg on September 7, the Enescu Festival on September 12, the Philharmonie de Luxembourg on September 16 and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées on September 18.

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“[...]Damrau’s vocal delicacy, [is] able to open a phrase with a delicate crescendo, while often ending them with soft holds as if she were embracing the syllables to the fullest.”

– Operawire

Soprano Diana Damrau has been performing on the world’s leading opera and concert stages for two decades. Her vast repertoire spans both lyric soprano and coloratura roles including the title roles in Lucia di Lammermoor (La Scala, Bavarian State Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House), Manon (Vienna State Opera, Metropolitan Opera) and La Traviata (La Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Opéra national de Paris and Bavarian State Opera) as well as Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte (Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg Festival, Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House, Bavarian State Opera).

Invested as Kammersängerin of the Bavarian State Opera (2007) and holder of the Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art (2010), Diana Damrau has forged close links with the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich where she has been seen in new productions of Lucia di Lammermoor, Les contes d’Hoffmann (the four heroines), Ariadne on Naxos (Zerbinetta), The Silent Woman (Aminta), Die Zauberflöte (Queen of the Night) and Rigoletto (Gilda). Other high profile appearances have included La Traviata (Violetta), Der Rosenkavalier (Sophie), Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Konstanze) as well as Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna and Contessa d’Almaviva).