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Ms. Damrau will perform at Le Concert de Paris on July 14, in a televised concert celebrating Bastille Day. Along with l’Orchestre national de France and the Chœur et de la Maîtrise de Radio France, Ms. Damrau will sing “Je veux vivre,” from Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, and the Strauss lied “Morgen.” Russian conductor Valery Gargiev leads Ms. Damrau and other international opera

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Diana Damrau returns to Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper this summer for a series of highly anticipated performances. She stars as Lucia di Lammermoor on July 13 & 16 with Charles Castronovo as Edgardo, Simone Piazzola as Enrico, and Nicolas Testé sings Raimondo, with Oksana Lyniv leading from the pit and stage direction by Barbara Wysocka. Ms. Damrau received critical acclaim for her “splendidly sung” (Opera News) portrayal in the production’s debut.

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Diana Damrau and bass-baritone Nicolas Testé will travel throughout Europe this month, presenting works by Meyerbeer, Bellini, Massenet, and more at some of the continent’s premiere venues. Emmanuel Villaume leads Prague Philharmonia for the performances which take place on May 16 at the Rudolfinum Dvorak Hall in Prague, Semperoper Dresden (May 21), the ICE Kraków Congress Centre in Poland (May 24), Munich’s Philharmonie im Gasteig (May 31), the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus (June 2), Philharmonie Essen (June 4), Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (June 7) and Philharmonie Luxembourg (June 12).

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This spring, Diana Damrau and her husband, bass-baritone Nicolas Testé, present a multi-city concert tour at some of South America’s premiere venues. The duo begins their tour in Fruitillar on April 22 at the Teatro del Lago accompanied by pianist Maciej Pikulski, followed by events in Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colón with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires and conductor Mario Perusso (April 27), and the Mozarteum Brasileiro in São Paulo, with the Orquestra Acadêmica Mozarteum Brasileiro (May 1 & 2). The programme features works by Meyerbeer, Bellini, Verdi, and more.

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In her debut appearance at LA Opera, Diana Damrau will sing Antonia and Stella in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Ms. Damrau reunites with tenor Vittorio Grigolo (Hoffmann) in this production, following their critically acclaimed performances in the title roles of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at The Metropolitan Opera. The cast also features Nicolas Testé as The Four Villains, Kate Lindsey as Nicklausse/Muse, Kate Aldrich as Giulietta, and So Young Park/Liv Redpath as Olympia.

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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.

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Diana Damrau stars as Leïla on a Met Opera / Erato Blu-ray & DVD release of The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de perles. The recording is now available for pre-order, and releases worldwide on February 24 (Amazon.com). The cast also features Matthew Polenzani as Nadir, Mariusz Kwiecień is Zurga, and Nicolas Testé sings Nourabad. Maestro Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Met Opera Orchestra for this production, which features a new staging from director Penny Woolcock.

Image: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

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“On Saturday night for its New Year’s Eve gala, the Met introduced a new production of Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” starring Mr. Grigolo and Ms. Damrau as Shakespeare’s star-crossed adolescent lovers. In scene after scene, these exciting and charismatic artists disappeared into their characters, emboldening each other to sing with white-hot sensuality and impassioned lyricism …

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This season Diana Damrau returns to The Met stage for a series of highly anticipated engagements. The first will highlight Ms. Damrau in her first Metropolitan Opera performances as Juliette in a sumptuous production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, which opens on New Year’s Eve. Diana is joined by tenor Vittorio Grigolo as Roméo, on the heels of their thrilling portrayals in Massenet’s Manon last season, with Maestro Gianandrea Noseda leading from the pit. The production, staged by veteran director Bartlett Sher, has already been seen to great acclaim at the Teatro alla Scala and the Salzburg Festival.

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