Diana Damrau has been awarded Opus Klassik‘s Singer of the Year for her Meyerbeer album!
The Opus Klassik, a new award for classical music, will be awarded for the first time at the Konzerthaus Berlin on Sunday, October 14. Ms. Damrau will perform alongside some of the other award winners, including Juan Diego Flórez, with whom she will star in a new production of La Traviata later this year at the Metropolitan Opera.
Jun 16, 2018
On July 13, Ms. Damrau sings a concert at Munich’s Klassik am Odeonsplatz, with violinist Radoslaw Szulc and conductor Cristian Măcelaru. Her part of the program features Manon’s aria “Suis-je gentille ainsi?… Je marche sur tous les chemins” and “Ah! Je ris de me voir si belle en ce miroir!” from Gounod’s Faust. This concert is scheduled for LIVE broadcast via BR-Klassik.
Afterwards, she continues her VERDIssimo tour with Nicolas Testé. Their last two performances are on July 18 in Ljubljana and on July 22 in Regensburg. “She was able to thrill with her firm high coloratura notes as well as move through intense expressiveness”, ConcertoNet raved about their Istanbul concert.
She then returns to Munich, where she’ll star in two sold-out performances of Verdi’s La Traviata on July 25 and 28. Violetta has become one of her signature roles. Opera News described her rendition as “remarkably detailed” and “beautifully sung”.
For a sold-out performance, on August 3, Diana Damrau joins Jonas Kaufmann at the Salzburg Festival to reprise their successful rendition of Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch.
May 19, 2018
This fall, Diana Damrau performs at the Parisian Bastille Opera, where she sings Marguerite de Valois in Giacomo Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots. She has dedicated her latest album, “Grand Opéra”, to the rediscovery of this composer: eleven arias, eleven gems, an irresistible selection.
Diana Damrau has won this year’s Annual Prize of the German critics for her “Grand Opéra” album. On May 30 at 19:00, Ms. Damrau will have in conversation with the juror and music critic Eleonore Büning at the Dussmann KulturKaufhaus in Berlin.
“the leading coloratura soprano in the world”
– New York Sun
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 The Magic Flute (Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg Festival, Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House).
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 auf Naxos (Zerbinetta), Die schweigsame Frau (Aminta), Die Zauberflöte (Queen of the Night) and Rigoletto (Gilda). Other high profile appearances have included La Traviata (Violetta Valéry), Der Rosenkavalier (Sophie) and Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Konstanze).