Mar 26, 2018
This April, Diana Damrau makes her highly anticipated debut as Maria Stuarda in Donizetti’s opera of the same name. Serena Farnocchia embodies her rival Elisabetta, Pavol Breslik sings Roberto, Earl of Leicester, and Nicolas Testé portrays Giorgio Talbot. Enrique Mazzola is on the podium.
Diana Damrau stars in a new production at the Metropolitan Opera as the doomed heroine Violetta Valéry in Verdi’s La Traviata, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont. Directed by Michael Mayer and with set design by Christine Jones, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy.
Jan 30, 2018
Diana Damrau returns to the Opéra Bastille to star as Marguerite de Valois in Meyerbeer’s grand opera masterpiece, Les Huguenots. The rest of the cast includes other internationally acclaimed singers, with Bryan Hymel as Raoul de Nangis, Ermonela Jaho as Valentine, Karine Deshayes as Urbain and Nicolas Testé as Marcel. The performances take place from September 28 until to October 24 and Michele Mariotti leads the Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris.
“the leading coloratura soprano in the world”
– New York Sun
Acclaimed as the “leading coloratura soprano in the world” (New York Sun) and “a soprano of matchless intelligence” (The Guardian), Diana Damrau continues to amaze audiences with her unique voice and arresting stage presence. A regular guest at the most renowned opera houses and concert halls she was awarded the title of Bayerische Kammersängerin awarded in 2007 and named “Female Singer of the Year” at the 2014 International Opera Awards.
The 2017/18 season will see Ms Damrau performing a wide range of repertoire on the operatic and concert stages of Europe and Asia. She will be touring to promote her new CD, “Grand Opera: the music of Meyerbeer, will give a series of recitals with Jonas Kaufmann and embark on Asian concert tour with her husband, Nicolas Testé. She’ll sing her famous roles of Lucia di Lammermoor and Violetta Valéry and will take on the new roles of Maria Stuarda in the self-titled opera by Donizetti and Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust.