11

May

New York, NY

Il Pirata – Cancelled due to COVID-19

The Metropolitan Opera
Maurizio Benini, conductor

Diana Damrau, Imogene
Javier Camarena, Gualtiero
Nicolas Testé, Goffredo

14

May

Essen

Recital LIVESTREAM

Helmut Deutsch, piano

Works by Clara Schumann, Enrique Granados, Fernando Obradors, Joaquín Turina, Richard Strauss, Robert Schumann

15

May

New York, NY

Il Pirata – Cancelled due to COVID-19

The Metropolitan Opera
Maurizio Benini, conductor

Diana Damrau, Imogene
Javier Camarena, Gualtiero
Nicolas Testé, Goffredo

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“What I always do in Lieder recitals when I put the programs together is plan a journey to take the audience on,” says Diana Damrau. After her acclaimed evening in February 2018, when she joined Jonas Kaufmann and pianist Helmut Deutsch to interpret Hugo Wolff’s “Italian Songbook,” the international opera diva returns to Essen to indulge her love of intimate piano song with a new selection. Mini-dramas are to be expected, which the soprano will shape into musical events with her rich vocal color palette and nuanced text interpretation. Helmut Deutsch, who has been accompanying Diana Damrau for 15 years, will also be present this time as a masterful, sophisticated accompanist.

The program includes works by Clara Schumann, Enrique Granados, Fernando Obradors, Joaquín Turina, Richard Strauss and Robert Schumann. After the live broadcast on May 14, the concert will be available until June 11, 2021.

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Diana Damrau returns the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus on April 3. Joined by Helmut Deutsch at the piano, she will be interpreting Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben and songs by Clara and Robert Schumann as well as by Richard Strauss, and also bringing a Mediterranean flair to the Festspielhaus stage and home devices with Spanish melodies.

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EDIT: This recital tour has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Ms Damrau and Mr. Deutsch will perform this program on April 3 in Baden-Baden which will be available as a free livestream.

Diana Damrau takes on a short recital tour around Europe at the end of March. Initially, this tour also included performances in Bordeaux and New York, but unfortunately these have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

The first recital takes place at the Theater Essen on March 26, followed by her appearance at the Wiener Staatsoper on March 29, and lastly, at Wigmore Hall on April 7.

Pianist Helmut Deutsch, who has accompanied Diana Damrau for 15 years, will be by her side once more. The program features Lieder by Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss and others, as well as Spanish songs.

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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 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).