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Joseph Calleja, tenor
Diana Damrau, soprano
Klaus Florian Vogt, tenor
Royal Affairs Tour – Cancelled due to COVID-19
Pavel Baleff, conductor
Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass
Soprano Diana Damrau assumes the crowns of three different Tudor queens, the central characters in operas by Donizetti: Anne Boleyn (Anna Bolena), Mary, Queen of Scots (Maria Stuarda), and Elizabeth I (Roberto Devereux). With Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra and Chorus of Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, she performs the substantial and climactic final scene of each work. When Damrau sang Maria Stuarda at the Zurich Opera, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung wrote: “She commands a voice that seems to have no limits. Her coloratura is stunning, her vocal range impressive, and her dynamic shadings are breath-taking. Damrau is in a class of her own.”
This exciting new album comes out on October 2. Order your copy here!
“For me, Strauss is one of the greatest composers,” Diana Damrau has said. “The way he handles the soprano voice is a joy. And to be able to sing his music with my voice feels like coming home.” The centrepiece of this album of Strauss songs is the sublime Vier letzte Lieder, in which Damrau – born and trained in Bavaria – joins forces with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and its long-standing Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons, in what was to become his final recording. Her partner in a tempting and diverse selection of songs with piano is Helmut Deutsch. “Not only is Strauss’s music gorgeous,” says Damrau, “there’s the way he combines words and notes – and the psychology.”
Oct 16, 2020
This year, due to COVID-19, Thomas Gottschalk presents the prize winners of the Opus Klassik Award at the Konzerthaus Berlin with considerably fewer people in the audience and on stage. The current travel restrictions may not make it possible for some of the winners to appear.
On Saturday, October 17, there will be a chamber music concert in the Villa Elisabeth in Berlin. This concert will be streamed live at 7 p.m. Berlin time on ZDF.
A second Award ceremony will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in the Konzerthaus Berlin. This ceremony will also be broadcast at 10:15 p.m. on ZDF.
On October 24, Diana Damrau and Joseph Calleja perform live from the Cappella Palatina of the Royal Palace of Caserta—a spectacular chapel that provides the perfect setting for a program that includes favourite excerpts from Puccini’s Tosca, as well as other popular duets and arias.
Tickets for this live concert are $20, and the performance will remain available for on-demand viewing for 14 days. If you are unable to tune in live, you may purchase a ticket at any point during the 14-day window to access the concert on demand.
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Sep 3, 2020
Diana Damrau’s Strauss album is this year’s winner of the OPUS KLASSIK category 9, Vocal soloist recording! It was recorded for Warner Classics under the baton of the late Mariss Jansons, and with pianist Helmut Deutsch.
This is her second OPUS KLASSIK win after being awarded Singer of the Year for her Meyerbeer album.
The award ceremony will take place at Konzerthaus Berlin on October 18th and ZDF will broadcast the event with the Konzerthausorchester the same evening at 10.15 p.m.
“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 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).
Features / 19 Oct 2020
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