Diana Damrau and Jonas Kaufmann, reigning stars of opera, are also consummate interpreters of song. In early 2018, with master pianist Helmut Deutsch, they performed Hugo Wolf’s multi-faceted Italienisches Liederbuch in 12 cities around Europe. “One couldn’t ask for more,” wrote the Telegraph after their London concert, which took place two days before this live recording was made in the German city of Essen.
Jan 27, 2019
Diana Damrau makes her role debut as Ophélie in Ambroise Thomas’ Hamlet in two concert version performances on March 7 and 10 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
This unusual and much appreciated Hamlet, which features a semi-happy ending, is an excellent exponent of French lyric drama, whose works are midway between grand opéra and Romantic bel canto. Thomas has bequeathed us a score rich in nuances and dramatic plot developments, including a madness aria for Ophélie. Carlos Álvarez sings the title role, Nicolas Testé is Claudius and Celso Albelo is Laërte. Daniel Oren conducts Liceu’s orchestra and chorus.
Dec 20, 2018
After her last performance of La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera on December 29, Diana Damrau returns to Europe to sing her first performance of the year at London’s Barbican Hall on January 16. Her frequent collaborator pianist Helmut Deutsch accompanies her in what promises to be a magical evening of Lieder, with a programme comprised of Liszt, Wolf and Strauss.
She then flies to Munich, where she joins the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mariss Jansons to perform Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) on January 24 and 25. They all travel back to London on January 26, where Ms. Damrau encores Strauss’ beloved song cycle at Barbican Hall.
Nov 30, 2018
In her latest album, Diana Damrau joins Jonas Kaufmann and master pianist Helmut Deutsch in Hugo Wolf’s multi-faceted Italienisches Liederbuch, which they toured in early 2018 across 12 cities around Europe. “One couldn’t ask for more,” wrote the Telegraph after their London concert, which took place two days before this live recording was made in the German city of Essen.
This album is available for pre-order via this link and will be available for purchase on January 11, 2019.
“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).