Diana Damrau News

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017 Summer HD Festival Will Offer Free Screenings of Met PerformancesThe Metropolitan Opera's 2017 Summer HD Festival Will Offer Free Screenings of Met Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's annual Summer HD Festival, which presents free outdoor screenings of operas on Lincoln Center Plaza, will return for the ninth time this summer, with one screening each night from Saturday, August 26, to Monday September 4 (Labor Day). The series will present nine recent performances from the company's acclaimed Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions, with its production of Tristan und Isolde being shown over two evenings due to its length. As a prelude to the festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, in association with the Met, will present Ingmar Bergman's classic film, The Magic Flute, on Friday, August 25. (more...)

Gianandrea Noseda to Lead National Symphony Orchestra In His First Concerts As Music Director Next MonthGianandrea Noseda to Lead National Symphony Orchestra In His First Concerts As Music Director Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Gianandrea Noseda makes his highly anticipated first appearances as the seventh music director of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) in July with two performances: Friday, July 28, at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and Saturday, July 29, on the National Mall (between 4th and 7th Streets) with a free concert for the community as part of the day's celebration of Music and Movement: The National Symphony Orchestra and National Dance Day. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to present Met Opera Summer Encore Verdi's MACBETHRidgefield Playhouse to present Met Opera Summer Encore Verdi's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The summer brings encore presentations of some of the most popular Met Operas back to the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse as part of Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD and Classical Series.  On Friday, June 23 at 6pm, it's the production the New York Times hails as "the sleeper hit of the Metropolitan Opera season with a dream cast -  The Met Opera ENCORE in HD: Les Pecheurs de Perles.  (more...)


by José Germán Martínez Paneque - May 23, 2017

El Teatro de la Zarzuela ha anunciado su programacion para la temporada 2017/2018, aumentando en ella sus esfuerzos para acercar su trabajo a un publico mas amplio al mismo tiempo que ofrece programacion a gusto del sus seguidores mas fieles. (more...)

LES PECHEUERS DE PERLES, CARMEN and More Set for The Met Live in HD's 2017 Summer Encore SeriesLES PECHEUERS DE PERLES, CARMEN and More Set for The Met Live in HD's 2017 Summer Encore Series
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Beginning Wednesday, June 21, the Met will present Summer Encores, featuring select performances from the groundbreaking Live in HD series, in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States. The 2017 Summer Encores series offers screenings of four popular Live in HD transmissions: Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles (June 21), Verdi's Macbeth (June 28), Verdi's Nabucco (July 12), and Bizet's Carmen (July 19). (more...)

Diana Damrau to Release New Album 'Meyerbeer: GRAND OPERA' on Erato, 5/5Diana Damrau to Release New Album 'Meyerbeer: GRAND OPERA' on Erato, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) was in many ways the most successful operatic composer of his era. A rival to Rossini in the 1820s, he went on to become synonymous with the extravagant splendours of Parisian grand opéra and a major influence on French composers and the two titans of Romantic opera, Verdi and Wagner. (more...)

Diana Damrau to Release New Album 'Meyerbeer: GRAND OPERA' on EratoDiana Damrau to Release New Album 'Meyerbeer: GRAND OPERA' on Erato
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) was in many ways the most successful operatic composer of his era. A rival to Rossini in the 1820s, he went on to become synonymous with the extravagant splendours of Parisian grand opéra and a major influence on French composers and the two titans of Romantic opera, Verdi and Wagner. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of the Costume Design in LA Opera's TALES OF HOFFMANNVIDEO: Behind the Scenes of the Costume Design in LA Opera's TALES OF HOFFMANN
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2017

L.A. Opera presents TALES OF HOFFMANN, now playing through April 15th. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces 2017 HD AT THE OPERA HOUSE SeriesSarasota Opera Announces 2017 HD AT THE OPERA HOUSE Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the line-up for the 2017 season of 'HD at the Opera House'.  This weekly Sunday afternoon series of filmed performances, which debuted in 2014, has allowed Sarasota Opera to expand its programming from the fall and winter season to year-around. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Presents SongFest South Florida ProgramFlorida Grand Opera Presents SongFest South Florida Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Josephine S. Leiser Center and Steinway Piano Gallery present the final SongFest South Florida program of the 2016-17 Season. Titled 'A Night at Court,' this recital features three members of Florida Grand Opera's Young Artist Program performing songs by celebrated court composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Josef Haydn, Joseph Martin Kraus, and Carl Michael Bellman. (more...)

Review Roundup: LA Opera's TALES OF HOFFMANNReview Roundup: LA Opera's TALES OF HOFFMANN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

L.A. Opera presented TALES OF HOFFMANN, now playing through April 15th. (more...)

Susan Graham Announces Recital Tour at Met Opera, Met Orchestra and More!Susan Graham Announces Recital Tour at Met Opera, Met Orchestra and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After a lavishly praised star turn in Washington National Opera's revival of Dead Man Walking this winter, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham turns to a U.S. tour in April of her equally successful and wide-ranging recital program, “Frauenliebe und -leben: Variations,” inspired by and centered on Schumann's iconic song cycle, with longtime recital partner Malcolm Martineau. She also joins a cast of the world's greatest opera luminaries to celebrate the Metropolitan Opera House's 50 Years at Lincoln Center in an Anniversary Gala; performs selections from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Met Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen in Carnegie Hall; and sings Berlioz's La mort de Cléopâtre, a staple of her signature French repertoire, with the San Antonio Symphony. (more...)

Die DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN gibt Ausblick auf die Saison 2017/18Die DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN gibt Ausblick auf die Saison 2017/18
by Marcel Konrath - Mar 23, 2017

Die DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN gibt Ausblick auf die Saison 2017/18 (more...)

ROMEO ET JULIETTE To Premiere On Great Performances At The Met, 4/16ROMEO ET JULIETTE To Premiere On Great Performances At The Met, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Met's new production by director Bartlett Sher also features Virginie Verrez as Stéphano, Elliot Madore as Mercutio, and Mikhail Petrenko as Frère Laurent. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo announced today that soprano Diana Damrau and bass-baritone Nicolas Teste will join him and Sondra Radvanovsky for a one-night-only concert on April 1, 2017, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. (more...)

Diana Damrau & Vittorio Grigolo 'Sizzle' in 'Romeo et Juliette' on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 4/14Diana Damrau & Vittorio Grigolo 'Sizzle' in 'Romeo et Juliette' on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Hailed by The New York Times for singing 'with white-hot sensuality and impassioned lyricism,' Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo star as the tragic lovers in Shakespeare's classic story. Gounod's Romo et Juliette airs on Great Performances at the Met Friday, April 14 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/17 - AMERICAN IDIOT Review and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/17 - AMERICAN IDIOT Review and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Casting Update for 50th Anniversary Gala, 5/7Metropolitan Opera Announces Casting Update for 50th Anniversary Gala, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

In addition to the previously announced artists appearing at the Met's 50th Anniversary at Lincoln Center Gala on May 7, singers slated to appear include Stephanie Blythe, Joseph Calleja, Dwayne Croft, David Daniels, Yusif Eyvazov, Vittorio Grigolo, Christopher Job, Latonia Moore, Yunpeng Wang, and Dolora Zajick. (more...)

Kate Aldrich, So Young Park and Liv Redpath join Diana Damrau in the Cast of THE TALES OF HOFFMANNKate Aldrich, So Young Park and Liv Redpath join Diana Damrau in the Cast of THE TALES OF HOFFMANN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

LA Opera has announced new casting details for the company's production of The Tales of Hoffmann, which stars tenor Vittorio Grigolo and opens on March 25. (more...)

BWW Interview: In Met's IDOMENEO, Soprano Nadine Sierra Flies HighBWW Interview: In Met's IDOMENEO, Soprano Nadine Sierra Flies High
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 8, 2017

In our time, IDOMENEO is the earliest of Mozart's operas regularly done, its full title being IDOMENEO, RE DI CRETA OSSIA ILIA E IDAMANTE--or IDOMENEO, KING OF CRETE, OR ILIA AND IDAMANTE. “Ilia” of the extended title is the daughter of Priam, the king of Troy. (“Idamante” is Idomeneo's son.) At the Met starting this week, Ilia is being sung by the skyrocketing young American soprano, Nadine Sierra. (more...)

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