“Belcanto Drammatico” with works by Meyerbeer

Teatro Real
“Meyerbeer and his time”
Francesco Ivan Ciampa, conductor
Coro y Orquesta Titulares del Teatro Real




“Belcanto Drammatico” with works by Meyerbeer

Gasteig, Munich
Prague Philharmonia Orchestra
Emmanuel Villaume, conductor
Nicolas Testé, baritone




“Belcanto Drammatico” with works by Meyerbeer

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass-baritone
Emmanuel Villaume, conductor
Prague Philharmonia

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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) and Munich’s Philharmonie im Gasteig (May 31).

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This spring, Diana Damrau and her husband, bass-baritone Nicolas Testé, present a multi-city concert tour at some of South America’s premiere venues. The duo begins their tour in Fruitillar on April 22 at the Teatro del Lago accompanied by pianist Maciej Pikulski, followed by events in Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colón with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires and conductor Mario Perusso (April 27), and the Mozarteum Brasileiro in São Paulo, with the Orquestra Acadêmica Mozarteum Brasileiro (May 1 & 2). The programme features works by Meyerbeer, Bellini, Verdi, and more.

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In her debut appearance at LA Opera, Diana Damrau will sing Antonia and Stella in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Ms. Damrau reunites with tenor Vittorio Grigolo (Hoffmann) in this production, following their critically acclaimed performances in the title roles of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at The Metropolitan Opera. The cast also features Nicolas Testé as The Four Villains, Kate Lindsey as Nicklausse/Muse, Kate Aldrich as Giulietta, and So Young Park/Liv Redpath as Olympia.

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“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.