Soprano Diana Damrau has been performing on the world’s leading opera and concert stages for two decades. Her vast repertoire spans both lyric soprano and coloratura roles including the title roles in Lucia di Lammermoor (La Scala, Bavarian State Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House), Manon (Vienna State Opera, Metropolitan Opera) and La traviata (La Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Opéra national de Paris and Bavarian State Opera) as well as Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute (Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg Festival, Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House).
Invested as “Kammersängerin” Diana Damrau has forged close links with the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. The Metropolitan Opera has been a house in which the soprano has performed her signature roles, been broadcast in HD to cinemas globally and made seven role debuts since her own debut there as Zerbinetta in 2005. At La Scala di Milano she has twice participated in the annual inaugural performance.
Recording exclusively for Warner/Erato (former EMI/Virgin Classics), Diana Damrau made her recording debut with Arie di Bravura – a collection of Mozart and Salieri arias. Subsequent solo releases have included Donna, COLORaturaS, Poesie (ECHO Klassik Prize 2011), Forever (ECHO Klassik Prize 2014), Fiamma del Belcanto. In May 2017 her album Grand Opera was released – dedicated to the works of Giacomo Meyerbeer.
2017/18 season highlights include Diana Damrau’s return to the Bayerische Staatsoper as Violetta in La Traviata. Furthermore, she will give her debut in the role of Marguérite in Faust at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and performs in Meyerbeers Les Hugenots at the Opéra de Paris.
At the beginning of the year 2018 Diana Damrau followed an invitation to the Dresdner Semperopernball. In February 2018, Diana Damrau performed in the most renowned concert halls in Europe such as in Berlin, London, Paris, Luxembourg and Vienna, interpreting together with tenor Jonas Kaufmann and pianist Helmut Deutsch Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch on a Europe tour, followed by another Europe tour under the topic VERDIssimo. In July 2018 she gives a concert at the Open-Air Event “Klassik am Odeonsplatz” in Munich together with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Robin Ticciati.
In December 2018 she performed in the title role in a new production of La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera as well as in April 2019 Gounod´s Faust at the Royal Opera House London.
Moreover, Diana Damrau will be “Artist in Residence” at the Barbican Centre London in 2018/19. Besides of a recital together with Helmut Deutsch, she will perform together with the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda as well as together with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mariss Jansons.