National Centre for the Performing Arts
Pavel Baleff, conductor
Maciej Pikulski, piano
Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass-baritone
Diana Damrau’s highly anticipated DVD and Blu-ray release of her 2016 role debut as Contessa di Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro follows the recent release of another two opera recordings: Lucia di Lammermoor from the Royal Opera House and I Puritani from Teatro Real de Madrid.
This latest addition to her vast recording collection commemorates the 225th anniversary of Mozart’s death. This Wake-Walker production counts with a star-studded cast, featuring Golda Schultz as Susanna, Markus Werba as Figaro, Carlos Álvarez as Conte di Almaviva and Marianne Crebassa as Cherubino. Franz Welser-Möst conducts.
This DVD and Blu-ray is already available for pre-order and will be released on January 5, 2018. Purchase your copy via Amazon.
Sep 12, 2017
Staatsoper für alle, an annual open-air concert that has been held in the heart of Berlin since 2007, has become one of the most successful events in the cultural calendar of the city. This year’s concert will take place just before the renovated opera house opens on September 30.
Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Staatsopernchor and an all-star soloist ensemble featuring Diana Damrau, Okka von der Damerau, Burkhardt Fritz and René Pape in Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 for the event. Sponsored by BMW Berlin, admission for the concert will be free with open seating for the public. In addition, the Staatsoper Berlin will offer a free Livestream of the concert on their website at 5 pm CET.
Sep 7, 2017
For the month of November, Diana Damrau and her husband, bass-baritone Nicolas Testé, will travel to Asia on a concert and recital tour that will take them to five different countries. The programmes include selections by Rossini, Verdi, Meyerbeer, and more, highlighting arias and duets from the composer’s most loved operatic works. Their first concert will take place at the Singapore Esplanade on November 1, then they will sing a recital in Shanghai on November 4, followed by two Opera Gala concerts in Tokyo and Taipei on November 10 and November 14, respectively. November 18 will see the couple performing at Guangzhou Opera House, after which they will give a concert in Seoul on November 21. The duo completes their tour with a recital in Beijing on November 29.
“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.