Diana Damrau German soprano

Diana Damrau German soprano

Diana damrau acclaimed as the “leading coloratura soprano in the world” New York Sun , Diana Damrau continues to amaze audiences with her unique voice and arresting stage presence. A regular guest at the most renowned opera companies and concert halls, she was awarded the title Bayerische Kammersängerin in 2007 and named Best Female Singer at the 2014 International Opera Awards.

Diana Damrau German soprano

The 2014/15 season sees Diana Damrau performing a broad range of repertoire both on the operatic and concert stages of the world. She begins the season at Theater an der Wien where she stars in a new production of Bizet’s Les pecheurs des perles , followed by her return to the Bayerische Staatsoper for a new production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor , a role she reprises for Milan’s Teatro alla Scala later in the season.
She sings Massenet’s Manon at the Metropolitan Opera and, Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore for Zurich Opera before returning to Baden-Baden’s Festspielhaus to debut Contessa Almaviva in concert performances of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, recorded for Deutsche Grammophon.
Diana Damrau can be heard in concert and recital extensively this season. She sings Belcanto-themed gala concerts amongst other in Prague, Amsterdam, Baden-Baden, Geneva, Munich, Frankfurt and Vienna and appears in recital in Vienna, Milan, Madrid, Paris and Graz. Diana Damrau further joins the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra for their New Year’s concerts and appears in concert with the Vienna Philharmonic during the Salzburg Mozart Week as well as at New York’s Carnegie Hall for a performance of Brahms’ Requiem.
Over the last seasons, Diana Damrau has extended her repertoire to include some new signature roles such as Philine Mignon and Elvira I puritani with Grand Théâtre de Genève, Linda di Chamounix with Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, and Lucia di Lammermoor and Amina in La sonnambula for the Metropolitan Opera In 2011, the soprano scored a tremendous success with her rendition of the three soprano roles in Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Bavarian State Opera.

In 2013, she sang Gilda in a new production of Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera New York, where she also made her acclaimed role debut as Verdi’s La traviata, a role that she also performed in a season-opening new production at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, a new production for Opéra de Paris, as well as performances with the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and Zurich Opera.
As a member of the ensembles at Mannheim National Theatre and Frankfurt Opera, Diana Damrau began her international career with much-praised guest appearances as Queen of the Night, Zerbinetta and Adele Die Fledermaus in Munich, Berlin and Vienna. Free-lancing since 2002, she took on the female lead in the world premiere of Cerha’s Der Riese vom Steinfeld at Vienna State Opera and was hailed by the critics for her UK debut as Queen of the Night (2003), as well as her spectacular rendition of the title role in Salieri’s L’Europa riconosciuta at the re-opening of Milan’s La Scala (2004).
Other noteworthy engagements include Gym Instructress/Drunken Woman in the world premiere of Lorin Maazel’s 1984 at Covent Garden, Susanna at La Scala, Konstanze at Vienna’s Burgtheater, Zerbinetta at Teatro Real Madrid, Gilda at Semperoper Dresden, Gretel at Covent Garden, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier at Baden-Baden Festival Hall, and her role debuts as Marie La fille du régiment , San Francisco), Donna Anna (Geneva), Massenet’s Manon (Vienna), Aminta (Munich), and the world premiere of A Harlot’s Progress at Theater an der Wien.
An audience favourite at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Diana has returned to New York every year since 2005, tackling Zerbinetta, Rosina, Aithra, Konstanze, Gilda, Lucia, Marie, Adèle Le comte Ory and Adina, and causing a sensation by singing both her first Pamina and her last Queen of the Night in a 2007 run of Die Zauberflöte In Europe, she has close ties with the Salzburg Festival, where her 2001 debut was followed by appearances as Queen of the Night, Blonde, Konstanze, Fauno, Susanna, and a solo recital in 2014.
Diana Damrau works regularly with an illustrious list of conductors includes Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Sir Colin Davis, Ivor Bolton, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Kent Nagano, Fabio Luisi, Jérémie Rhorer, Dan Ettinger and Christian Thielemann.
In addition to her achievements in opera, Diana has established herself as one of today’s finest lieder singers and gives recitals with pianists like Helmut Deutsch, Julius Drake and Matthias Lademann at renowned venues including Berlin’s Philharmonie, Vienna’s Musikverein, London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Salzburg Festival and the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg. Her extraordinary musical partnership with harpist Xavier de Maistre is documented in the form of a CD release Nuit d’étoiles and a DVD released in 2013.
Recording exclusively for EMI/Virgin Classics, now Erato , Diana Damrau made her recording debut with sequent solo projects include recordings of Mozart arias Donna , coloratura pieces of the romantic period COLORaturaS , orchestral songs by Richard Strauss Poesie , awarded with the ECHO Klassik in 2011) and songs by Franz Liszt. Diana Damrau’s discography is rounded off by various opera, concert and recital recordings on different labels. TV broadcasts, most notably from the opening gala of the 2006 Soccer World Cup in Munich, have made her well-known to the general public.
In autumn 2013, her album Forever with melodies from operetta, film and musical was released and awarded with an ECHO Klassik in 2014. 2015 sees the release of a Belcanto-themed recording.A documentary on her life, directed by Beatrix Conrad and entitled Diana Damrau – Divine Diva, was first aired on the French-German TV channel arte in February 2011.
A native of Günzburg an der Donau/Germany, Diana Damrau studied voice with Carmen Hanganu at Wurzburg Conservatory and with Hanna Ludwig in Salzburg. She made her professional operatic debut at Würzburg’s Mainfrankentheater in 1995.

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Upplevda föreställningar

Opera Roll Operahus Datum
Rigoletto Gilda Metropolitan Operabio 17.2.2014
Pärlfiskarna Leila Metropolitan Operabio 16.1.2016
Lucia di Lammermoor Lucia SF-Filmstaden 15.5.2016
Romeo och Julia Julia Metropolitan Operabio 23.1.2017
La Traviata Violetta Metropolitan Operabio 15.12.2018

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:351297 
Ariadne auf Naxos {79}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/24/2005
Debuts: Jon Villars, Diana Damrau, Christopher Maltman
[Met Performance] CID:351302
Ariadne auf Naxos {80}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/29/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351308
Ariadne auf Naxos {81}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/05/2005
Debut: Mark Lundberg
[Met Performance] CID:351312
Ariadne auf Naxos {82}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/08/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351315
Ariadne auf Naxos {83}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/11/2005
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:351638
Late Show with David Letterman: Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Act I finale
Ed Sullivan Theater; 11/08/2006
Telecast
[Met Performance] CID:351644 
New Production
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {551}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/10/2006
Debuts: Bartlett Sher, Catherine Zuber, Christopher Akerlind, Rob Besserer
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:351653
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {552}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/13/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351649
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {553}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/16/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351676
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {554}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/20/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351673
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {555}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/24/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351677
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {556}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/27/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351915 
New Production
Die Ägyptische Helena {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/2007
Debuts: David Fielding, Mimi Jordan Sherin, Linda Dobell, Torsten Kerl, Michael Hendrick, Katherine Whyte
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351924
Die Ägyptische Helena {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/2007
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:351932
Die Ägyptische Helena {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/23/2007
[Met Performance] CID:351939
Die Ägyptische Helena {11}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/27/2007
[Met Performance] CID:351947 Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Die Ägyptische Helena {12}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/31/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351958
Die Ägyptische Helena {13}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/04/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351964
Die Ägyptische Helena {14}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/07/2007
Debut: Zoe Soumkine
[Met Performance] CID:352142 
Die Zauberflöte {380}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/29/2007
Debuts: Anna-Kristiina Kaappola, Dietmar Kerschbaum, Jakob Taylor, Luke Scott Murray
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352151
Die Zauberflöte {381}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/01/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352162
Die Zauberflöte {382}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/06/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352167
Die Zauberflöte {383}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/09/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352175
Die Zauberflöte {384}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/13/2007
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352183
Die Zauberflöte {385}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/17/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352189  
Die Zauberflöte {386}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/20/2007
Debut: Genia Kühmeier
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352196
Die Zauberflöte {387}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/24/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352510 
Die Entführung aus dem Serail {65}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/26/2008
Debut: Steve Davislim
[Met Performance] CID:352513
Die Entführung aus dem Serail {66}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/30/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352525
Die Entführung aus dem Serail {67}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/03/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352534
Die Entführung aus dem Serail {68}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/07/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352590 
Lucia di Lammermoor {570}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/03/2008
Debut: Vladimir Stoyanov
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:352603
Lucia di Lammermoor {571}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/08/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352613
Lucia di Lammermoor {572}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/11/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352619
Lucia di Lammermoor {573}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/15/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352626
Lucia di Lammermoor {574}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/18/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352639
Lucia di Lammermoor {575}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/22/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352640
Lucia di Lammermoor {576}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/25/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352980 
Rigoletto {822}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/01/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352985
Rigoletto {823}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/04/2009
[Met Performance] CID:352997
Rigoletto {824}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/09/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353009
Rigoletto {825}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353012
Rigoletto {826}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/17/2009
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:353300
The MET Orchestra
Carnegie Hall, New York; 01/24/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353352 
La Fille du Régiment {97}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/06/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353358
La Fille du Régiment {98}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/10/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353365
La Fille du Régiment {99}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/13/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353371
La Fille du Régiment {101}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353375
La Fille du Régiment {102}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353384
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {584}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353389
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {585}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/01/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353397
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {586}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/04/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353897 
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Le Comte Ory {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/24/2011
Debuts: Susanne Resmark
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:353907
Le Comte Ory {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/29/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353915
Le Comte Ory {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/02/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353921
Le Comte Ory {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/05/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353928 
Le Comte Ory {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/09/2011
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:353939
Le Comte Ory {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/2011
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353945
Le Comte Ory {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/18/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353954
Le Comte Ory {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/21/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353965 
Rigoletto {837}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/26/2011
Debut: Corinne Winters
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353969
Rigoletto {838}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/30/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354017
Lucia di Lammermoor {588}
Tokyo, Japan; 06/09/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354020
Lucia di Lammermoor {589}
Tokyo, Japan; 06/12/2011
Debut: Alexey Dolgov
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:354021
Concert
Tokyo, Japan; 06/14/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354023
Lucia di Lammermoor {590}
Tokyo, Japan; 06/16/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354026
Lucia di Lammermoor {591}
Tokyo, Japan; 06/19/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354338
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {596}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/04/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354341
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {597}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/08/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354352
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {598}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354361
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {599}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/15/2012
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354366 
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {600}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354397 
L’Elisir d’Amore {260}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/05/2012
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354410
L’Elisir d’Amore {261}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/09/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354413
L’Elisir d’Amore {262}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354424
L’Elisir d’Amore {263}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/16/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354433
L’Elisir d’Amore {264}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/21/2012
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354436
L’Elisir d’Amore {265}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/24/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354439
L’Elisir d’Amore {266}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/27/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354446 
L’Elisir d’Amore {267}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/31/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354827  
New Production
Rigoletto {842}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/2013
Debuts: Michael Mayer, Christine Jones, Susan Hilferty, Kevin Adams, Steven Hoggett, Robert Pomakov, Oksana Volkova
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:354834
Rigoletto {843}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/31/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354838
Rigoletto {844}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/04/2013
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354846
Rigoletto {845}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/08/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354853
Rigoletto {846}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354860 
Rigoletto {847}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/16/2013
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354857
Rigoletto {848}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354873
Rigoletto {849}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354909
La Traviata {978}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/2013
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354905
La Traviata {979}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/18/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354927
La Traviata {980}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/23/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354931
La Traviata {981}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/26/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354932 
La Traviata {982}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/30/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354941
La Traviata {983}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/03/2013
Debut: Zurab Ninua
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354948
La Traviata {984}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/06/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355368 
La Sonnambula {75}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/2014
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355377
La Sonnambula {76}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/18/2014
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355383
La Sonnambula {77}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/21/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355392
La Sonnambula {78}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/25/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355399 
La Sonnambula {79}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/29/2014
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355403
La Sonnambula {80}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/01/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355861
Manon {267}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/09/2015
Debut: Mireille Asselin
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355868
Manon {268}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/2015
[Met Performance] CID:355878
Manon {269}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/2015
[Met Performance] CID:355885 
Manon {270}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/21/2015
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355891
Manon {271}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/25/2015
[Met Performance] CID:355898
Manon {272}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/28/2015
[Met Performance] CID:356215
New production
Les Pêcheurs de Perles {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2015
Debut: Dick Bird
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356233
Les Pêcheurs de Perles {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/04/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356243
Les Pêcheurs de Perles {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/08/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356247
Les Pêcheurs de Perles {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/2016
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356256 
Les Pêcheurs de Perles {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/16/2016
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:356265
Les Pêcheurs de Perles {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/20/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356277
Les Pêcheurs de Perles {11}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356282
Les Pêcheurs de Perles {12}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356582
New production
Roméo et Juliette {330}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2016
Debuts: Chase Brock, Diego Silva
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356586
Roméo et Juliette {331}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/04/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356591
Roméo et Juliette {332}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/07/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356593
Roméo et Juliette {333}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/10/2017
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356603
Roméo et Juliette {334}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356597
Roméo et Juliette {335}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/2017
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356608 
Roméo et Juliette {336}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/21/2017
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:356613
Roméo et Juliette {338}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356627
I Puritani {58}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/10/2017
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356633 
I Puritani {60}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/2017
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356637
I Puritani {61}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356641
I Puritani {62}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/25/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356644
I Puritani {63}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/2017
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:356718
50 YEARS AT LINCOLN CENTER: A GALA CELEBRATION
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/07/2017
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:357072
New production
La Traviata {1012}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/04/2018
Debuts: Selin Sahbazoglu, Garen Scribner, Martha Nichols, Lorin Latarro
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:357075
La Traviata {1013}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/07/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357080
La Traviata {1014}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/11/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357084 
La Traviata {1015}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/15/2018
Broadcast
HD Transmission
[Met Performance] CID:357089
La Traviata {1016}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/18/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357093
La Traviata {1017}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357095
La Traviata {1018}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/26/2018
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:357099
La Traviata {1019}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357448
Season Cancellation March 12-May 9, 2020
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/2020
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:357449
At Home Gala
Streaming live from around the world; 4/25/2020

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