The arias she selected for the 2010 album COLORaturaS include some standards, as well as some less likely to appear on albums that so boldly proclaim the showiness of their repertoire, but all are hugely demanding pieces that highlight her musical and dramatic versatility. This collection, though, doesn't always catch Damrau in consistently top form. There are points where her intonation is distressingly approximate, particularly in trills, most noticeably in the final trill in Caro nome
Coloraturas - Opera Arias. The idea of a Meyerbeer album has been close to Diana Damrau’s heart since she first recorded for Erato back in 2006. She became fascinated by the composer’s music as a student in Würzburg, when she was invited to perform his cantata Gli amori di Teolinda. I immersed myself in Meyerbeer’s world, she explains, and was excited by his multifaceted writing for the voice, by his orchestral colours, his theatrical instincts, the powerful and varied way in which he expresses emotion, his splendid melodies and, last but not least, his ability to capture precisely the right ‘national style’.
Coloraturas – Opera Arias. Coloratura arias from operas by Gounod, Verdi, Strauss, Rossini, Stravinsky, Puccini, Donizetti, Thomas, Bernstei. iana Damrau. Designed with ♥︎ by Lenny’s Studio.
The arias she selected for the 2010 album COLORaturaS include some standards, as well as some less likely to appear on albums that so boldly proclaim the showiness of their repertoire, but all are hugely demanding pieces that highlight her musical and dramatic versatility. There are points where her intonation is distressingly approximate, particularly in trills, most noticeably in the final trill in Caro nome
Diana Damrau (German pronunciation: ) is a German operatic soprano. She is particularly associated to works of Mozart, Strauss and the Italian bel canto repertory. Damrau is a Kammersängerin of the Bavarian State Opera. Damrau was born in 1971 in Günzburg, Bavaria, Germany, and began her operatic studies with Carmen Hanganu at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg. During her studies, she developed an edema on a vocal fold. After consulting with several doctors, she decided to undergo an alternative therapy without surgery.
Album · 2009 · 12 Songs. By Charles Gounod - Munich Radio Orchestra, Diana Damrau & Dan Ettinger. By Giuseppe Verdi - Munich Radio Orchestra, Diana Damrau & Dan Ettinger.
Diana Damrau has twice participated in the annual inaugural performance at La Scala di Milano; in 2004 in the title role of Salieri’s Europa Riconosciuta at the house’s grand reopening and in 2013 as the title role in a new production of La traviata. Damrau has also appeared there as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor as part of Milan’s Expo in 2015. Subsequent solo releases have included Donna – a recording of Mozart arias, COLORaturaS – a selection of coloratura arias from the romantic period, Poesie – orchestral songs by Richard Strauss (awarded the ECHO Klassik prize in 2011) and songs by Franz Liszt. On the occasion of her new album Grand Opera which is dedicated to the works of Giacomo Meyerbeer, Diana Damrau was touring Europe and Asia in 2017 together with the French bass-baritone Nicolas Testé.
Diana Damrau (born May 31, 1971 in Günzburg an der Donau, Germany) is a coloratura soprano of the operatic stage. She began her studies with Carmen Hanganu at the Musikhochschule Würzburg then after graduating from the aforementioned conservatoire, worked in Salzburg with Hanna Ludwig. Her first operatic engagements were in Würzburg and subsequently the Nationaltheater Mannheim and Oper Frankfurt.
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|1||Roméo et Juliette: Ah, je veux vivre (Juliette)
Composed By – Gounod*
|2||Rigoletto: Gualtier Maldè... Caro nome (Gilda)
Composed By – Verdi*
|3||Ariadne auf Naxos: Grossmächtige Prinzessin (Zerbinetta)
Composed By – Strauss*
|4||Il barbiere di Siviglia: Une voce poco fa (Rosina)
Composed By – Rossini*
|5||The Rake's Progress: No word from Tom... Quietly night... I go to him (Anne Trulove)
Composed By – Stravinsky*
|6||Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro (Lauretta)
Composed By – Puccini*
|7||Un ballo in maschera: Volta la terrea (Oscar)
Composed By – Verdi*
|8||Un ballo in maschera: Saper vorreste (Oscar)
Composed By – Verdi*
|9||Linda di Chamounix: Ah! tardai troppo... O luce di quest'anima (Linda)
Composed By – Donizetti*
|10||Hamlet: A vos jeux, mes amis (Ophélie)
Composed By – Thomas*
|11||Candide: Glitter and be gay (Cunegonde)
Composed By – Bernstein*
- Conductor – Dan Ettinger
- Orchestra – Münchner Rundfunkorchester
- Soprano Vocals – Diana Damrau
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5 099951 931322
|50999 519313 22||Diana Damrau||Coloraturas – Operas Arias (CD, Album, Ope)||Virgin Classics||50999 519313 22||US||2010|