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Diana Damrau is a Bavarian soprano.
Her first operatic engagements were in Würzburg and Oper Frankfurt in Germany. Since then, she has sung at the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera, the Bavarian State Opera and the Salzburg Festival.
She sang the title role in Antonio Salieri's Europa Riconosciuta under the baton of Riccardo Muti at the re-opening of La Scala, Milan in 2004.
She has performed her signature role, The Queen of the Night from Mozart's The Magic Flute in over fifteen productions at houses including Covent Garden, the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna State Opera, Oper Frankfurt and the Bavarian State Opera, in Munich.
She made Metropolitan Opera history in the 2007/2008 season by appearing as both Pamina and Queen of the Night in the same run, but different performances.
Other coloratura roles in her repertoire include Zerbinetta, Lucia, Elvira, Rosina, Gilda, Adina, Marie and Aminta.
She also performs roles in the lyric repertoire including Manon, Donna Anna, Gretel and Pamina.
She has recently performed the roles of Elvira in I Puritani, and the lead in a new production of Rossini's comic opera Le Comte Ory as well as playing Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto.