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Diana Damrau (Eric Richmond licenced to Virgin Classics)

Diana Damrau

The german soprano Diana Damrau startet her international career in 2002. She was then invited to sing at the most important theatres like Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Vienna, Brussels, Washington and London and since 2002 at the Salzburg Festival. She has sung under the direction of renowned conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Riccardo Muti, Ivor Bolton, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Pierre Boulez, Peter Schneider and James Levine on the opera stage as well as the concert podium. Her extensive French and Italian repertoire ranges from Gilda in Rigoletto, Leila in Les Pêcheurs De Perles, the title role of Lakmé, to the full lyric roles of the German repertoire, as well as contemporary works (the Small Woman in the premiere of Cerha's Der Riese Vom Steinfeld at the Wiener Staatsoper, Hérodiade Fragemente by Pintscher, "1984" by Maazel/world premiere 2005 at Royal Opera House Covent Garden London). As a most appreciated interpreter of Mozart and Strauss roles, she can be heard as Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna 2006), Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte (Munich, London, Salzburger Festspiele 2006), Zdenka in Arabella (Munich), Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier (Dresden, Munich, Vienna), Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos (Dresden, Vienna, London, Met New York 2005) and Aminta in Il re pastore (Munich 2010).