Gstaad Menuhin Festival
Sir Antonio Pappano, conductor
Nicola Benedetti, violin
Czech Philharmonic, orchestra
Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Thomas Hengelbrock, conductor
Jun 28, 2017
Ms. Damrau will perform at Le Concert de Paris on July 14, in a televised concert celebrating Bastille Day. Along with l’Orchestre national de France and the Chœur et de la Maîtrise de Radio France, Ms. Damrau will sing “Je veux vivre,” from Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, and the Strauss lied “Morgen.” Russian conductor Valery Gargiev leads Ms. Damrau and other international opera
Jun 9, 2017
Diana Damrau returns to Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper this summer for a series of highly anticipated performances. She stars as Lucia di Lammermoor on July 13 & 16 with Charles Castronovo as Edgardo, Simone Piazzola as Enrico, and Nicolas Testé sings Raimondo, with Oksana Lyniv leading from the pit and stage direction by Barbara Wysocka. Ms. Damrau received critical acclaim for her “splendidly sung” (Opera News) portrayal in the production’s debut.
Diana Damrau and bass-baritone Nicolas Testé will travel throughout Europe this month, presenting works by Meyerbeer, Bellini, Massenet, and more at some of the continent’s premiere venues. Emmanuel Villaume leads Prague Philharmonia for the performances which take place on May 16 at the Rudolfinum Dvorak Hall in Prague, Semperoper Dresden (May 21), the ICE Kraków Congress Centre in Poland (May 24), Munich’s Philharmonie im Gasteig (May 31), the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus (June 2), Philharmonie Essen (June 4), Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (June 7) and Philharmonie Luxembourg (June 12).
“the leading coloratura soprano in the world”
– New York Sun
Acclaimed as the “leading coloratura soprano in the world” (New York Sun) and “a soprano of matchless intelligence” (The Guardian), Diana Damrau continues to amaze audiences with her unique voice and arresting stage presence. A regular guest at the most renowned opera houses and concert halls she was awarded the title of Bayerische Kammersängerin awarded in 2007 and named “Female Singer of the Year” at the 2014 International Opera Awards.
The 2017/18 season will see Ms Damrau performing a wide range of repertoire on the operatic and concert stages of Europe and Asia. She will be touring to promote her new CD, “Grand Opera: the music of Meyerbeer, will give a series of recitals with Jonas Kaufmann and embark on Asian concert tour with her husband, Nicolas Testé. She’ll sing her famous roles of Lucia di Lammermoor and Violetta Valéry and will take on the new roles of Maria Stuarda in the self-titled opera by Donizetti and Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust.