Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Diana Damrau, soprano
Helmut Deutsch, piano
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. This concert is scheduled for LIVE broadcast via BR-Klassik.
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”.
For a sold-out performance, on August 3, Diana Damrau joins Jonas Kaufmann at the Salzburg Festival to reprise their successful rendition of Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch.
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
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 The Magic Flute (Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg Festival, Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House).
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 auf Naxos (Zerbinetta), Die schweigsame Frau (Aminta), Die Zauberflöte (Queen of the Night) and Rigoletto (Gilda). Other high profile appearances have included La Traviata (Violetta Valéry), Der Rosenkavalier (Sophie) and Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Konstanze).