News - The latest about Diana’s engagements and recordings

 

Diana Damrau has a busy Christmas season ahead of her. She will make several TV appearances, starting with an interview on November 29, LIVE on ZDF Morgenmagazin, from around 8:20 until 8:50 am CET. The concert recorded at the Frauenkirche Dresden on November 26 will be broadcast on December 11 from 5:55 pm CET on ZDF (the concert is available to watch online until December 11). On December 18, she will be featured on Bayerischer Rundfunk TV in a 15-minute portrait segment titled “Advent and Christmas with Diana Damrau”, where she will take us to her hometown of Günzburg, to talk about her childhood memories and what is particularly important to her at Christmas time as a mother of two children. This segment will air at 6:45 pm CET. Lastly, on December 24, she will be part of ZDF’s “Christmas with Jonas Kaufmann”, recorded at St. Annenkirche in Annaberg-Buchholz.

Her Christmas tour, in which she’ll sing excerpts from her newly released album “My Christmas“, will allow audiences to share in the joy of the season. To purchase tickets for the performance closest to you, check below.

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Nobel Prize Concert

Bringing extra star power to this year’s Nobel Prize Concert on December 8, Diana Damrau will take the stage to pay tribute to the 2022 laureates, making her debut at the Konserthuset Stockholm. Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck will lead the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, with a program of opera arias by Mozart, among others.

For more information, visit the Konserthuset Stockholm’s website. This concert is sold out.

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Advent concert

On the eve of Advent Sunday, November 26, Diana Damrau will sing an Advent concert with Mauro Peter, Nicole Chirka and Martin-Jan Nijhof at the Frauenkirche in Dresden. With conductor Marie Jacquot on the podium, it will be an evening not to be missed. The program includes works by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Humperdinck. If you can’t attend the concert in person, you will still be able to watch it on December 11, 2022, at 5.55 pm CEST via ZDF.

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BELLcanto in Prague

Over the last few years, British composer Iain Bell has been writing song cycles and arias tailored to Diana Damrau and Petr Nekoranec. On November 8 they come together on the stage of the Smetana Hall to perform them in front of a live audience, accompanied by the Prague Philharmonic orchestra conducted by Rastislav Štúr. The program will also feature arias and duets by Donizetti and Bellini alongside arias from Iain Bell’s operas “A Harlot’s Progress”, “Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel” and “In Parenthesis”.

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Adding on to the three tracks released last year, you can now listen to “Süßer die Glocken nie klingen” before Diana Damrau’s full Christmas album is released on November 4. Pre-order the digital album on Amazon or iTunes, or stream “Süßer die Glocken nie klingen” now on IDAGIO. For more information, visit the Album page!

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At the end of August, Diana Damrau will be back on the road with her frequent collaborator, harpist Xavier de Maistre, with a new program of Lieder by Franz Schubert, Gioachino Rossini, Gabriel Fauré and Claude Debussy. They will perform at the Salzburger Festspiele and the Schubertiade, as well as the Theater Gütersloh and London’s Wigmore Hall.

From their most recent tour together, Broadway World raved: “Her outing on Wednesday at the Palau was an evening that even those who don’t find this kind of music their copa of cava could be swept away by.”

For a list of dates and cities, see below.

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This summer, Diana Damrau will finally make her much anticipated debut as Countess Madeleine in Capriccio at the Prinzregententheater in Munich, after the original performances of her role debut were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. As a world-renowned Strauss interpreter, Ms. Damrau’s Madeleine is sure to be unforgettable. The premiere is already sold out.

Joining her on stage will be Michael Nagy, Pavol Breslik, Vito Priante, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Kristinn Sigmundsson and Toby Spence. Lothar Koenigs conducts David Marton’s production for five performances on July 17, 20, 23, 25 and 27.

BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the premiere of “Capriccio” live on the radio on Sunday, 17 July from 19:00 CET/1pm ET.

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Recital in California

On April 24, Diana Damrau will return to The Broad Stage with bass Nicolas Testé and pianist Maciej Pikulski for a fun and lively evening of opera, operetta, lieder, and songs.

The eclectic program will feature chansons by Duparc, Lieder by Strauss and Rachmaninov, arias and duets from Anna Bolena, I Puritani, La Giaconda, Hamlet and La reine de Saba, excerpts from Lehár’s  Zigeunerliebe, Eva and Paganini, two solo piano pieces by Chopin and Rachmaninov, and some musical theater highlights by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe and a new composition by Brad Ross, “How Sad No One Waltzes Anymore”.

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Four years after their triumphant tour with Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch, Diana Damrau, Jonas Kaufmann and their long-time partner pianist Helmut Deutsch embark on a journey through Europe, interpreting love songs by the two preeminent romantic song composers: Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. In a concert tour full of stirring emotions, the two stars will sing of love in all its facets: dreaming and yearning, the happiness of fulfilment, disappointment and sacrifice. Schumann and Brahms wrote many of these songs with Robert’s wife Clara in mind, with whom Johannes fell in love when Robert was already ill. A tempestuous love affair that Johannes and Clara would transform into a lifelong friendship after Robert’s death. The songs themselves celebrate love, which for the Romantics was a magical force that marks the transition from youth to adulthood.

See below for all the dates and cities

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