News - The latest about Diana’s engagements and recordings

 

This April, Diana Damrau makes her highly anticipated debut as Maria Stuarda in Donizetti’s opera of the same name. Serena Farnocchia embodies her rival Elisabetta, Pavol Breslik sings Roberto, Earl of Leicester, and Nicolas Testé portrays Giorgio Talbot. Enrique Mazzola is on the podium.

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Diana Damrau stars in a new production at the Metropolitan Opera as the doomed heroine Violetta Valéry in Verdi’s La Traviata, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont. Directed by Michael Mayer and with set design by Christine Jones, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy.

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Diana Damrau returns to the Opéra Bastille to star as Marguerite de Valois in Meyerbeer’s grand opera masterpiece, Les Huguenots. The rest of the cast includes other internationally acclaimed singers, with Bryan Hymel as Raoul de Nangis, Ermonela Jaho as Valentine, Karine Deshayes as Urbain and Nicolas Testé as Marcel. The performances take place from September 28 until to October 24 and Michele Mariotti leads the Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris.

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Dresden Opera Ball

On January 26, Diana Damrau stars in the 13th Annual SemperOpernball at the Dresden Opera. 2,500 guests attend the concert inside the Opera House and about 15,000 watch from the Theater Square to celebrate a magnificent ball with high-profile personalities from the worlds of politics, science, culture and society. The evening features an exciting program and the spectacular waltz of the debutants. The 13th SemperOpernball is themed “Magical Dresden – having a ball”. Sylvie van der Vaart moderates the evening alongside fashion designer Guido Maria Kretschmer.

Watch on January 27 via MDR AND SAT 3 or LIVE via MDR on January 26 at 8pm CET.

For more information and tickets, click here.

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Diana Damrau embarks on a recital tour with Jonas Kaufmann and pianist Helmut Deutsch that takes them across twelve European cities during the month of February. They sing Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch, a collection of 46 Lieder with lyrics from an anthology of Italian poems by Paul Heyse.

Some of the performances are sold out, check the links below for ticket availability:

Feb 2 – Baden-Baden
Feb 4 – Munich
Feb 6 – Berlin
Feb 8 – Hamburg
Feb 10 – Frankfurt
Feb 12 – Vienna
Feb 14 – Paris
Feb 16 – London
Feb 18 – Essen
Feb 20 – Luxembourg
Feb 22 – Budapest
Feb 24 – Barcelona

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Diana Damrau’s latest solo album, Meyerbeer: Grand Opéra, has been nominated by the French magazine Forum Opera for the Best Album of the Year Category.

Follow this link to cast your vote!

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Diana Damrau has been awarded a prize in the Opera category by the Círculo de Críticos de Arte de Chile for her recent recital at the Teatro del Lago Frutillar.

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Diana Damrau returns to Germany after her Asian tour with Nicolas Testé to sing an Advent Concert in Dresden on December 2. She shares the stage with Tuuli Takala, Benjamin Appl and Helmut Fuchs. Maestro Christian Thielemann leads the Staatskapelle Dresden.

This concert is scheduled to be broadcast on ZDF on December 3.

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The Metropolitan Opera’s DVD and Blu-Ray release of Bizet’s ‘Les Pêcheurs de perles,’ featuring Diana Damrau as Leïla, is nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award: Best Opera Recording. This DVD was recorded during a LIVE in HD world-wide broadcast in cinemas.

For more information on the ceremony and winners announcement in February visit The GRAMMYs online.

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