Diana Damrau’s “Grand Opera” album dedicated to Giacomo Meyerbeer was always meant to be.

From her very first encounter with the famed German composer to her first meeting with Alain Lanceron, the global president of Warner Classics & Erato, the soprano was always going to develop a strong association with Meyerbeer.

It just took a long time and a lot of obstacles to get there.

The Dream is Born

The soprano first encountered Meyerbeer’s music during her formative years in the conservatory.

“When you dive into the coloratura soprano repertoire, one of the things that will surely cross your path is Dinorah’s aria from “Le pardon de Ploërmel,” she told OperaWire.

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