Capriccio, final scene

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor




Capriccio, final scene

Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor




Vier letzte Lieder

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
Kirill Petrenko, conductor

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On March 30 and March 31 Ms Damrau revisits the role of Countess Madeleine, singing the final scene of Richard Strauss’ Capriccio. With Cristian Măcelaru on the podium, she will perform at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne. The full program also features two of the most beautiful orchestral pieces in the repertoire: The Tombeau resplendissant by Messiaen and Tchaikovsky’s Symphonie pathétique.

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January concerts

Due to illness, Ms Damrau has withdrawn from the Berlin performances.

Diana Damrau starts her 2023 performances in Berlin, where she’ll sing the final scene from Richard Strauss’ “Capriccio” and three of his Lieder with an orchestral accompaniment: Ständchen op. 17/2, Wiegenlied op. 41/1 and Morgen op. 27/4. The Staatskapelle Berlin, led by Cristian Măcelaru, will also perform Bartók’s “The Wooden Prince” in the second part of the program. The two concerts will take place on January 9 and 10.

She will then travel to Naples to sing the soprano solo in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at Teatro Politeama on January 20 and 22. The other soloists will be Edna Prochnik, Bernard Richter and Ludovic Tézier, with Dan Ettinger on the podium.

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At 7:15 pm CET on Christmas Eve, Diana Damrau will be featured on ZDF with her colleague Jonas Kaufmann at St. Annenkirche in Annaberg-Buchholz, a magnificent backdrop for a festive Christmas concert. The colourful programme includes traditional Christmas carols, classical and baroque music, and jazz and pop sounds, and will be accompanied by the Erzgebirgische Philharmonie Aue conducted by Jens Georg Bachmann.

Also featured are bass René Pape, British pianist Alexis Ffrench, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the Norwegian singer Rebekka Bakken and TikTok and Instagram star Sophie – and as musical representatives of the Ore Mountains, the “Frisch Glück” and the youth choir of the Evangelische SchulGemeinschaft Erzgebirge.

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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 title roles in Anna Bolena (Opera House Zurich, Vienna State Opera), I Masnadieri (Bavarian State Opera), Roméo et Juliette (La Scala, Metropolitan Opera), 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). She will make her debut as Gräfin Madeleine in Capriccio at the Bavarian State Opera. Diana Damrau is Kammersängerin of the Bavarian State Opera (2007) and holder of the Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art (2010). She is a recipient of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2021). She has also been selected Singer of the Year (Opernwelt, International Opera Award London, Opera News, Gramophone Editor's Choice) and since 2020 an asteroid bears her name.