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Munich Radio Orchestra & Diana DamrauJérémie Rhorer (conductor), Diana Damrau (soprano)

Portrait shot of soprano Diana Damrau against a dark background with gold colored light dots
Copyright: Jiyang Chen

To be a star in the opera sky and float immortally through space: Not many can lay claim to that. Diana Damrau is among those who can.

To be a star in the opera sky and float immortally through space: Not many can lay claim to that. Diana Damrau is among those who can.

  • Diana Damrau, soprano
  • Matthias Höfs, trumpet
  • Jérémie Rhorer, conductor

The internationally acclaimed soprano and Kammersängerin from Günzburg was surprised when she learned, more by chance than anything else, that a minor planet had been named after her. Asteroid “(33034) Dianadamrau” bears her name since 5 February 2020, an honour the singer owes to an unforgettable role: in the dedication, Damrau is described as “the epitomic Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute” – a vocal role that was instrumental in initiating the singer’s meteoric rise. Today Diana Damrau is one of the world’s best in her field. For more than 20 years, the coloratura soprano has shone on all the world’s great opera stages and as a passionate lied singer, thrilling audiences and critics alike.

 

In December, Diana Damrau will sing for the first time at the Nobel Prize Concert in Stockholm, just after the release of her new album “Christmas Wishes”. “Rejoice Greatly” will also be the motto of the festive evening concert in Munich, when Diana Damrau will, fittingly for the advent season, bring baroque masterpieces to the stage alongside classical Mozart arias. Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Flößt mein Heiland” and George Frideric Handel’s “Rejoice Greatly O Daugter Of Zion” from the composer’s famous oratorio “Messiah” will set the mood for the approaching festivities with baroque splendour. Accompanying the opera star will be the Munich Radio Orchestra conducted by Jérémie Rhorer and the renowned trumpeter Matthias Höfs.

Programme

  • Works by Handel, Bach and Mozart plus selected Christmas carols