Online event

Grand Finale

Filmed at the iconic Fort St. Elmo in Valletta

José Cura, conductor
Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass
Marvic Monreal, mezzo-soprano
Charles Buttigieg, baritone




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The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert on August 11 is a spectacular audio-visual production featuring Diana Damrau and Nicolas Testé under the baton of José Cura.

Filmed at the iconic Fort St. Elmo in Valletta, this online production features music from opera and musical theatre, from composers such as Gershwin, Bellini, Offenbach, Verdi, and Rossini among others. The star-studded line-up also includes young Maltese artists Marvic Monreal and Charles Buttigieg. Watch it on the MPO’s YouTube channel on August 11 at 9 pm CET/3 pm EDT. Grand Finale will also be broadcast on TVM on Friday 13th August at 9pm CET.

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Diana Damrau returns to Munich on July 30 to partake in an extraordinary gala at the Bayerische Staatsoper. She will sing “Porgi, amor”, Countess Almaviva’s cavatina from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, with Ivor Bolton leading the orchestra. Many other opera stars will be featured in this gala, including Elīna Garanča, Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Marlis Petersen, Nina Stemme and Bryn Terfel, among others.

Although the concert is already sold out, this performance will be broadcast live online via Staatsoper.TV.

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Recorded in October of 2020, the soprano-tenor pair perform popular arias and duets from the Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy, including works by Verdi, Bizet, Rossini and others. Soprano Angel Blue hosts. This concert airs on Friday, August 6 on PBS (check local listings).

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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).