5

Dec

Zurich

Anna Bolena (role debut)

Opernhaus Zürich
Enrique Mazzola, conductor
David Alden, director

9

Dec

Zurich

Anna Bolena (role debut)

Opernhaus Zürich
Enrique Mazzola, conductor
David Alden, director

14

Dec

Zurich

Anna Bolena (role debut)

Opernhaus Zürich
Enrique Mazzola, conductor
David Alden, director

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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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Diana Damrau returns to the Opernhaus Zürich next month to make her much awaited debut as the title role of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, the second of Donizetti’s Tudor queens trilogy to take the stage in Zurich, following the 2018 production of Maria Stuarda, in which Ms. Damrau also portrayed the queen (“Damrau was musically and dramatically magnificent… her limpid soft singing and seemingly limitless breath control were extraordinary.” – Operawire).

At her side is Luca Pisaroni as King Henry VIII and Karine Deshayes as Anne’s rival, Jane Seymour. The production is in the hands of American stage director David Alden, and Enrique Mazzolla, a noted expert in Italian bel canto repertoire, is once again at the podium of the Philharmonia Zürich. The performances take place from December 5 until January 13.

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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).