23

Mar

Bordeaux

Recital – Cancelled due to COVID-19

Opéra National de Bordeaux

Helmut Deutsch, piano

26

Mar

Essen

Recital

Theater Essen

Helmut Deutsch, piano

29

Mar

Vienna

Recital

Wiener Staatsoper

Helmut Deutsch, piano

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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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Edit: Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, Ms. Damrau is unable to travel to Berlin. Soprano Camilla Nylund will replace her.

On February 27, Diana Damrau will be back on your screens thanks to the Digital Concert Hall!

The program stars with three contrasting musical worlds, “The Golden Twenties”: Hindemith’s Neues vom Tage, Busoni’s Tanz-Walzer for orchestra and Johann Strauss jr.’s Künstlerleben, after which Ms. Damrau will sing Lieder by Richard Strauss: Das Rosenband, Ständchen, Freundliche Vision, Wiegenlied, Allerseelen, Zueignung and Morgen. To end the evening, the Rundfunkchor Berlin will sing Richard Strauss’ Die Tageszeiten.

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Update: These performances have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Diana Damrau starts the year making her greatly anticipated debut in Richard Strauss’ Capriccio, an opera revolving around debate that raged during the Enlightenment: what matters more, the music or the text? Who will succeed in winning the heart of the Countess Madeleine – Olivier, a poet, or Flamand, a musician?

Ms. Damrau is joined by a stellar cast, including Wolfgang Koch, Pavol Breslik, Audun Iversen, Günther Groissböck, Ekaterina Gubanova, Graham Clark, Sydney Mancasola, Xabier Anduaga and Luke Stoker. The performances, if no cancellations due to COVID-19 occur, will take place from January 26 until the February 21.

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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).