Diana Damrau News

On Site Opera & Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice to Present Workshop of Frédéric Chaslin's CLARIMONDE, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

On Site Opera and The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice present a developmental workshop of the new opera Clarimondefrom composer Frederic Chaslin and librettist P.H. Fisher. The workshop culminates with a public reading held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1:30pm in the gothic sanctuary of St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church (109 Main St, Phoenicia, NY 12464). Clarimonde is the second opera written by composer/librettist team Frederic Chaslin and P.H. Fisher and follows their successful collaboration on Wuthering Heights (2007; selections from the piece have recently performed/recorded in Norway, Italy, Israel and Russia by artists such as Natalie Dessay and Diana Damrau.) Chaslin himself will conduct and Eric Einhorn will direct a cast including Alyson Cambridge (soprano) as Clarimonde, Dominic Armstrong (tenor) as Romualdo, Clayton Mathews (bass-baritone) as The Makerand Louis Otey (baritone) as Bishop Serapion. Immediately following the performance, the audience is invited to participate in an open forum Q & A with the creative team and cast. (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Perform with Rufus Wainwright, Chicago Symphony and More This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Deborah Voigt showcases her enviable range in a trio of major summer festival engagements this month. (more...)

The Met: Live in HD Presents Verdi's RIGOLETTO, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 01, 2014

The Met: Live in HD presents Verdi's Rigoletto on June 18 at 7pm.* Click here (US or International) to find a theater near you! (more...)

Tenor Joseph Calleja Stars Opposite Marion Cotillard, in THE IMMIGRANT, Opening Today
by Movies News Desk - May 16, 2014

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja 'magnificently impersonates' his idol Enrico Caruso in the feature film The Immigrant, which opens today, May 16, in New York City and Los Angeles. (more...)

THE MET: LIVE IN HD Summer Encore Series Hits U.S. Cinemas Again this June and July
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2014

Beginning Wednesday, June 18, the Metropolitan Opera and Fathom Events will once again present Summer HD Encores, a series of choice encore performances from the groundbreaking Live in HD series of cinema presentations (more...)

Diana Damrau's Le Poisson Rouge Show Livestreams Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 27, 2014

orld renown soprano and Metropolitan Opera standout Diana Damrau brings her eclectic repertoire to a special solo show at celebrated cabaret venue Le Poisson Rouge this month and the event is set to be livestreamed tonight. (more...)

BWW Reviews: What a Difference a Cast Makes, with Damrau and Camarena, in LA SONNAMBULA at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 26, 2014

It's always reassuring when a change of cast--in this case soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Javier Camarena in wonderful performances--transforms a truly terrible production into an exciting night at the opera. But that's exactly what happened with the revival of Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA at the Met last week. (more...)

Diana Damrau's Le Poisson Rouge Show Set To Be Livestreamed, 3/27
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 24, 2014

World renown soprano and Metropolitan Opera standout Diana Damrau brings her eclectic repertoire to a special solo show at celebrated cabaret venue Le Poisson Rouge this month and the event is set to be livestreamed later this week. (more...)

Diana Damrau Sings the Title Role in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA at the Met, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Diana Damrau will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Amina, the title character in Bellini's bel canto showpiece La Sonnambula. Last season, Damrau made an acclaimed role debut as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata in a sold-out series of performances at the Met. La Sonnambula, which opens tonight, March 14 in a revival of Mary Zimmerman's 2009 production, will be conducted by Marco Armiliato and also star rising Mexican tenor Javier Camarena as Elvino and Italian bass Michele Pertusi as Rodolfo. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Kicks Off VIENNA: CITY OF DREAMS Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

From today, February 21 to March 16, 2014, Carnegie Hall presents Vienna: City of Dreams, a three-week citywide festival featuring more than 90 events, all inviting audiences to discover the extraordinary artistic legacy of Vienna. The festival features symphonic and operatic masterpieces, chamber music, and lieder, as well as new sounds emerging from this historic cultural capital. In addition to music, Vienna: City of Dreams shines a spotlight on Vienna's visual art, film, architecture, politics, science, and history, creating an extensive look at a city that for centuries has drawn artists, dreamers, and innovators from all corners of the world to its dazzling intellectual and artistic life. (more...)

Diana Damrau to Sing the Title Role in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA at the Met, Beg. 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Diana Damrau will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Amina, the title character in Bellini's bel canto showpiece La Sonnambula. Last season, Damrau made an acclaimed role debut as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata in a sold-out series of performances at the Met. La Sonnambula, which opens March 14 in a revival of Mary Zimmerman's 2009 production, will be conducted by Marco Armiliato and also star rising Mexican tenor Javier Camarena as Elvino and Italian bass Michele Pertusi as Rodolfo. (more...)

THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 season will feature 26 operas, three of them company premieres, in six new productions and 18 revivals showcasing the talents of the world's leading singers, conductors, and theater artists. The three operas that will have their first-ever Met performances, each staged by a director making his Met debut, are John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer, conducted by David Robertson and directed by Tom Morris, opening October 20; Rossini's La Donna del Lago, conducted by Michele Mariotti and directed by Paul Curran, opening February 16, 2015; and Tchaikovsky's one-act opera Iolanta, conducted by Valery Gergiev and directed by Mariusz Treli?ski. Iolanta will be presented in a double bill with a new staging of Bartok's one-act Duke Bluebeard's Castle, also conducted by Gergiev and directed by Treli?ski. (more...)

VIENNA: CITY OF DREAMS Concerts to Begin 2/25 at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

From February 21 to March 16, 2014, Carnegie Hall presents Vienna: City of Dreams, a three-week citywide festival featuring more than 90 events at Carnegie Hall and 23 partner cultural organizations throughout New York City, all inviting audiences to discover the extraordinary artistic legacy of Vienna. The festival features symphonic and operatic masterpieces, chamber music, and lieder, as well as new sounds emerging from this historic cultural capital. In addition to music, Vienna: City of Dreams shines a spotlight on Vienna's visual art, film, architecture, politics, science, and history, creating an extensive look at a city that for centuries has drawn artists, dreamers, and innovators from all corners of the world to its dazzling intellectual and artistic life. (more...)

BWW Reviews: For Damrau's Violetta, La Scala's New LA TRAVIATA is a Fate Worse Than Death
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 13, 2013

Just what the opera world needs: Another director who doesn't have an idea about what to do with an opera. How else could you explain the new Dmitri Tcherniakov production of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA that opened the season at Milan's La Scala, on Saturday December 7th? Seen in a HD broadcast from the Emerging Pictures' 'Opera in Cinema' series, it showed what a travesty the Russian director's production was. (more...)

Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber Open Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Schubert Song Series with WINTERREISE Tonight
by Rosie Hertzman - Dec 04, 2013

Baritone Christian Gerhaher makes his Symphony Center recital debut with pianist Gerold Huber on tonight, December 4 at 7:30 p.m., performing Schubert's Winterreise. This recital opens the 2013/14 Symphony Center Presents Schubert Song series, an exploration of Schubert's most beloved compositions for voice performed by artists renowned for their interpretations of these masterpieces. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces VIENNA: CITY OF DREAMS Festival Lineup, 2/21-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

From February 21 to March 16, 2014, Carnegie Hall presents Vienna: City of Dreams, a three-week citywide festival featuring more than 90 events, all inviting audiences to discover the extraordinary artistic legacy of Vienna. The festival features symphonic and operatic masterpieces, chamber music, and lieder, as well as new sounds emerging from this historic cultural capital. In addition to music, Vienna: City of Dreams shines a spotlight on Vienna's visual art, film, architecture, politics, science, and history, creating an extensive look at a city that for centuries has drawn artists, dreamers, and innovators from all corners of the world to its dazzling intellectual and artistic life. (more...)

Joseph Calleja to Lead TRAVIATA at Chicago's Lyric Opera, 11/20-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

On November 20, Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja-Gramophone magazine's 2012 Artist of the Year-returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago to headline La traviata in an incisive new production from Princess Grace Award-winning director Arin Arbus (Nov 20-Dec 20). The tenor's most recent appearance at the venerable company was opposite Anna Netrebko in La boheme last season, when he "restored powerful and idiomatic singing to the character of Rodolfo" (Chicago Sun-Times), and justly "earned the torrent of applause he received" (Chicago Tribune). In October, Calleja released Amore, his latest album for Decca Classics. Drawing inspiration from legendary tenors-including Enrico Caruso, whom Calleja plays in James Gray's upcoming film The Immigrant, Amore includes such favorites as "Besame Mucho," "La Vie en Rose," "Time to Say Goodbye," and "You Raise Me Up." (more...)

Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber Open Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Schubert Song Series with WINTERREISE, 12/4
by Rosie Hertzman - Nov 06, 2013

Baritone Christian Gerhaher makes his Symphony Center recital debut with pianist Gerold Huber on Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m., performing Schubert's Winterreise. This recital opens the 2013/14 Symphony Center Presents Schubert Song series, an exploration of Schubert's most beloved compositions for voice performed by artists renowned for their interpretations of these masterpieces. (more...)

Konzertübertragung im Rundfunk
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013


Mezzo-Soprano Vivica Genaux to Star in DIDO AND AENEAS, TITO MANLIO and More in 2013-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

Hailing from Alaska, America's 'last frontier,' the thrilling mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux continues to earn accolades from audiences and critics alike for her enthralling performances on the world's greatest stages, praise focusing on both the unique beauty of her voice and the astounding brilliance of her technique, which combine to create unforgettable portraits of some of the most engaging characters in opera. Consistently lauded as one of the pre-eminent interpreters of Baroque and bel canto music, she continues to explore new avenues in these repertories. (more...)

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