Soprano Diana Damrau has been performing on the world’s leading opera and concert stages for two decades. Her vast repertoire spans both lyric soprano and coloratura roles including the title roles both in classic and contemporary works.
Diana Damrau has participated in 2013 as the title role in a new production of La traviata to commemorate Verdi’s 200th anniversary. She has also appeared there as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor as part of Milan’s Expo in 2015. In 2005 she gave her role debut as Susanna in a new production of Le nozze di Figaro and returns in 2016 in another new production of the piece, but on this occasion as La contessa.
Diana Damrau has established herself as one of today’s most sought-after interpreters of song, regularly performing at most renowned venues such as Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Berlin’s Philharmonie and the Salzburg Festival.
The French bass-baritone Nicolas Testé regularly performs in many renowned opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera New York, Staatsoper Munich, Los Angeles Opera, San Fransisco Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro San Carlo Naples, Grand Théâtre Geneva, Teatro La Fenice as well as at the Glyndebourne Festival and Chorégies d’Orange.
His extensive repertoire comprises title roles in Iphigénie en Aulide (Agamemnon), Roméo and Juliette (Frère Laurent), Manon (Des Grieux), Hamlet (Claudius), Il Trovatore (Ferrando), The Magic Flute (Sarastro), Castor and Pollux (Jupiter), Faust (Mephisto), The Tales of Hoffmann (The Four Villains) and The Barber of Seville (Basilio), La Bohème (Colline) and Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo), Carmen (Zuniga), Samson and Dalila (Abimelech)…
In 2017 he will embark on a South America Tour and a Asia Tour together with the renowned soprano Diana Damrau.
Pianist soloist, chamber music player and accompanist of famous singers, Maciej Pikulski already appeared on the stage in 250 concert halls in 5 continents, and has recorded 10 CD’s and 2 DVD’s.
A disciple of Dominique Merlet and Clive Britton (himself a former pupil of Claudio Arrau) Maciej Pikulski has already been invited to perform as soloist in many countries. He performed great piano concertos with French, Belgian, English, Romanian, Italian, Polish and Brazilian orchestras. He also performed lieder recitals with leading singers in the world, like José van Dam, Renée Fleming, Natalie Dessay and Laurent Naouri…
The press recognized his "poetic sensitivity" (Globe and Mail, Toronto), his "powerful
technique" (New York Times) and called him "magnificiant musician" (Le Figaro) and
"great pianist" (Corriere de la Serra).
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
from Don Giovanni: “Madamina“ (Leporello) Nicolas Testé
from Le nozze di Figaro: “E Susanna non vien...Dove sono“ (Contessa) Diana Damrau
VINCENZO BELLINI (1801-1835)
from I Puritani: “O amato zio, o mio secondo padre” (Elvira/Giorgio) D. Damrau/N. Testé
GUISEPPE VERDI/FRANZ LISZT Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletto, S. 434 N.N. pianist GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813-1901)
from Don Carlo: “Elle ne m’aime pas” (Philippe II.) Nicolas Testé
JULES MASSENET (1842-1912)
from Manon: “Suis-je gentille ainsi?…Je marche sur tous les chemins…
Profitons bien de la jeunesse” (Manon) Diana Damrau
FRANZ LEHÁR (1870-1948)
from The Merry Widow: “Lippen schweigen” D. Damrau/N. Testé
RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949)
“Zueignung” Nicolas Testé
“Morgen” Diana Damrau
MITCH LEIGH (1928-2014)
from The Man of la Mancha: “The Impossible Dream” Nicolas Testé
STEPHEN SONDHEIM (*1930)
from Sweeney Todd: “Green Finch and Linnet Bird” Diana Damrau
RICHARD RODGERS (1902-1979) / OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN (1895-1960)
from Oklahoma: “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” Nicolas Testé
ALAN J. LERNER (1918-1986) / FREDERICK LOEWE (1901-1988)
from My Fair Lady: “I Could Have Danced All Night” Diana Damrau
GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937)
from Porgy and Bess: “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’” Nicolas Testé
“Summertime” Diana Damrau
“Bess, You Is My Woman Now” D. Damrau/N. Testé