Just in time for the Christmas season, this digital Christmas EP presents three tracks from an album recorded by the stunning soprano Diana Damrau with the dynamic conductor Riccardo Minasi and the NDR Radiophilharmonie. The full Christmas album will be released in autumn 2022.
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.
Jun 18, 2022
This summer, Diana Damrau will finally make her much anticipated debut as Countess Madeleine in Capriccio at the Prinzregententheater in Munich, after the original performances of her role debut were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. As a world-renowned Strauss interpreter, Ms. Damrau’s Madeleine is sure to be unforgettable. The premiere is already sold out.
Joining her on stage will be Michael Nagy, Pavol Breslik, Vito Priante, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Kristinn Sigmundsson and Toby Spence. Lothar Koenigs conducts David Marton’s production for five performances on July 17, 20, 23, 25 and 27.
Apr 20, 2022
Bringing extra star power to this year’s Nobel Prize Concert on December 8, Diana Damrau will take the stage to pay tribute to the 2022 laureates, making her debut at the Konserthuset Stockholm. Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck will lead the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, with a program of opera arias by Mozart, among others.
Tickets are available via the Konserthuset Stockholm’s website.
Apr 10, 2022
On April 24, Diana Damrau will return to The Broad Stage with bass Nicolas Testé and pianist Maciej Pikulski for a fun and lively evening of opera, operetta, lieder, and songs.
The eclectic program will feature chansons by Duparc, Lieder by Strauss and Rachmaninov, arias and duets from Anna Bolena, I Puritani, La Giaconda, Hamlet and La reine de Saba, excerpts from Lehár’s Zigeunerliebe, Eva and Paganini, two solo piano pieces by Chopin and Rachmaninov, and some musical theater highlights by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe and a new composition by Brad Ross, “How Sad No One Waltzes Anymore”.
“[...]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.”
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.