12

Feb

Vienna

Anna Bolena

Wiener Staatsoper

Giacomo Sagripanti, conductor
Eric Génovèse, director

Erwin Schrott, Enrico VIII.
Diana Damrau, Anna Bolena
Ekaterina Semenchuk, Giovanna Seymour
Pene Pati, Lord Riccardo Percy
Virginie Verrez, Smeton

16

Feb

Vienna

Anna Bolena

Wiener Staatsoper

Giacomo Sagripanti, conductor
Eric Génovèse, director

Erwin Schrott, Enrico VIII.
Diana Damrau, Anna Bolena
Ekaterina Semenchuk, Giovanna Seymour
Pene Pati, Lord Riccardo Percy
Virginie Verrez, Smeton

19

Feb

Vienna

Anna Bolena

Wiener Staatsoper

Giacomo Sagripanti, conductor
Eric Génovèse, director

Erwin Schrott, Enrico VIII.
Diana Damrau, Anna Bolena
Ekaterina Semenchuk, Giovanna Seymour
Pene Pati, Lord Riccardo Percy
Virginie Verrez, Smeton

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After her greatly acclaimed role debut as Anna Bolena at the Staatsoper Zürich (“Was die Sängerin, die zu den ganz Grossen ihres Fachs gehört, bei der Premiere an gesanglichen Subtilitäten und darstellerischer Kraft bietet, kann gar nicht mit Worten beschrieben werden” – Neue Zürcher Zeitung), Diana Damrau comes back to the stage of the Wiener Staatsoper from February 12 – 22 to sing the role of the tragic sovereign once again. This time, Erwin Schrott plays Enrico VIII, Ekaterina Semenchuk is Giovanna Seymour, Pene Pati is Lord Riccardo Percy, Szilvia Vörös is Smeton and Dan Paul Dumitrescu is Lord Rochefort.

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Diana Damrau and Richard Strauss – that is a magical combination of music, singing and language. Under the baton of Jérémie Rhorer, the star soprano presented songs by Richard Strauss together with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen on September 4, 2021, followed by the “Metamorphosen” in “Der Glocke” Bremen.

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This digital EP Christmas pre-release features three tracks from an album that the dazzling soprano Diana Damrau has recorded with the dynamic conductor Riccardo Minasi and the NDR Radiophilharmonie. Their complete programme of Christmas music will be released in Autumn 2022. In the meantime, this EP brings together César Franck’s floating, but fervent ‘Panis Angelicus’, an aria from Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio) – the lilting ‘Flößt mein Heiland’ with its delightful echo effects – and, from Handel’s Messiah, the exuberant ‘Erwach, frohlocke, o Tochter von Zion’ (‘Rejoice greatly’ in the original English).

Purchase the digital tracks on Amazon or iTunes! Stream now on IDAGIO.

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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).