Diana Damrau has been awarded Opus Klassik‘s Singer of the Year for her Meyerbeer album!
The Opus Klassik, a new award for classical music, will be awarded for the first time at the Konzerthaus Berlin on Sunday, October 14. Ms. Damrau will perform alongside some of the other award winners, including Juan Diego Flórez, with whom she will star in a new production of La Traviata later this year at the Metropolitan Opera.
On July 13, Ms. Damrau sings a concert at Munich’s Klassik am Odeonsplatz, with violinist Radoslaw Szulc and conductor Cristian Măcelaru. Her part of the program features Manon’s aria “Suis-je gentille ainsi?… Je marche sur tous les chemins” and “Ah! Je ris de me voir si belle en ce miroir!” from Gounod’s Faust. This concert is scheduled for LIVE broadcast via BR-Klassik.
Afterwards, she continues her VERDIssimo tour with Nicolas Testé. Their last two performances are on July 18 in Ljubljana and on July 22 in Regensburg. “She was able to thrill with her firm high coloratura notes as well as move through intense expressiveness”, ConcertoNet raved about their Istanbul concert.
She then returns to Munich, where she’ll star in two sold-out performances of Verdi’s La Traviata on July 25 and 28. Violetta has become one of her signature roles. Opera News described her rendition as “remarkably detailed” and “beautifully sung”.
For a sold-out performance, on August 3, Diana Damrau joins Jonas Kaufmann at the Salzburg Festival to reprise their successful rendition of Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch.
This fall, Diana Damrau performs at the Parisian Bastille Opera, where she sings Marguerite de Valois in Giacomo Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots. She has dedicated her latest album, “Grand Opéra”, to the rediscovery of this composer: eleven arias, eleven gems, an irresistible selection.
Diana Damrau has won this year’s Annual Prize of the German critics for her “Grand Opéra” album. On May 30 at 19:00, Ms. Damrau will have in conversation with the juror and music critic Eleonore Büning at the Dussmann KulturKaufhaus in Berlin.
Diana Damrau and baritone Nicolas Testé depart on a “VERDIssimo” tour on May 17 and 19, to be continued on June 4, 7 and 10, after two concert version performances of Maria Stuarda at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on May 28 and 31.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!