Jun 16, 2018
On July 13, Ms. Damrau sings a concert at Munich’s Klassik am Odeonsplatz, with violinist Radoslaw Szulc and conductor Cristian Măcelaru. Her part of the program features Manon’s aria “Suis-je gentille ainsi?… Je marche sur tous les chemins” and “Ah! Je ris de me voir si belle en ce miroir!” from Gounod’s Faust.
Afterwards, she continues her VERDIssimo tour with Nicolas Testé. Their last two performances are on July 18 in Ljubljana and on July 22 in Regensburg. “She was able to thrill with her firm high coloratura notes as well as move through intense expressiveness”, ConcertoNet raved about their Istanbul concert.
She then returns to Munich, where she’ll star in two sold-out performances of Verdi’s La Traviata on July 25 and 28. Violetta has become one of her signature roles. Opera News described her rendition as “remarkably detailed” and “beautifully sung”.
Her last performance of the summer, on August 29 at the BBC Proms, features the world premiere of Aurora, a concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra composed by Iain Bell especially for her. She also sings a set of Lieder by Richard Strauss.
May 19, 2018
This fall, Diana Damrau performs at the Parisian Bastille Opera, where she sings Marguerite de Valois in Giacomo Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots. She has dedicated her latest album, “Grand Opéra”, to the rediscovery of this composer: eleven arias, eleven gems, an irresistible selection.
Diana Damrau has won this year’s Annual Prize of the German critics for her “Grand Opéra” album. On May 30 at 19:00, Ms. Damrau will have in conversation with the juror and music critic Eleonore Büning at the Dussmann KulturKaufhaus in Berlin.
“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.