Jan 29, 2017
Following her critically-acclaimed debut as Juliette at The Metropolitan Opera, Diana Damrau returns to The Met stage from February 10-28 to sing Elvira in Bellini’s I Puritani. Ms. Damrau sings the role alongside a tremendous cast, including Javier Camarena (Arturo), Luca Pisaroni (Giorgio), and Alexey Markov (Riccardo). Maurizio Benini leads The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for all performances, which feature a staging by Sandro Sequi.
Diana previously sang the role of Elvira at Madrid’s Teatro Real in the summer of 2016, which garnered praise from audiences and critics alike:
“Diana Damrau was outstanding as Elvira. She is an ideal protagonist, perfectly suited to bel canto, and combines a beautiful voice with a refined technique and great ease at the top notes. Ms. Damrau is not the little bird who often tries to give life to Elvira, but a singer in full possession of her voice. She’s one of the most important lyric sopranos today, and the best of them all in this repertoire.” (Seen and Heard International)
While in New York City, Ms. Damrau also participates in an Opera News Singers’ Studio event on February 15 with the cast, hosted by Opera News’ Editor-in-Chief F. Paul Driscoll. The artists will discuss the music of Bellini’s score as well as their experience working on the Sequi production. Tickets and additional information are available via the following link.