30

Nov

Munich

Royal Affairs Tour – Cancelled due to COVID-19

Philharmonie am Gasteig

Pavel Baleff, conductor
Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass

3

Dec

Hanover

Royal Affairs LIVESTREAM

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NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
Ivan Repušic, conductor
Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass

4

Dec

Baden-Baden

Royal Affairs Tour – Cancelled due to COVID-19

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Ivan Repušic, conductor
Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass

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Due to the COVID-19 prevention measures in Germany, the Royal Affairs tour that was planned for Munich, Baden-Baden, Hamburg and Dortmund has been cancelled, and in its place, Diana Damrau and Nicolas Testé, with the NDR Radiophilharmonie under the baton of Ivan Repušić, will perform in Hannover on December 3 at 8 pm Germany time, in a livestreamed performance. The program features music by Rossini, Gounod, Delibes, Tchaikovsky, Parashkev, Verdi, Donizetti and Bellini.

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The scheduled concert at the Bayerische Staatsoper on November 19 had to be cancelled due to new COVID-19 safety measures in Germany, but it has been rescheduled for November 16 as a livestream without an audience in the hall.

The evening will feature an all-Strauss program, with several sets of Lieder sung by Diana Damrau and Klaus Florian Vogt, as well as his Concert for Horn, Duet-Concertino for clarinet and bassoon, and Intermezzo per Idomeneo. Conductor Asher Fish leads the orchestra.

To watch the livestream, visit the Staatsoper’s TV website.

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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.

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“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).