Diana Damrau Cancels Berlin State Opera Concerts

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Jorgen Frank)

Diana Damrau has canceled her upcoming performances at the Berlin State Opera.

The soprano took to social media and said, “I regret that I will be unable to perform at the Staatsoper Berlin next week due to illness. I am so sorry to disappoint anyone who was planning to attend. I am grateful that the talented soprano Hanna-Elisabeth Müller will be filling in for me.”

Damrau was set to perform Strauss’ Four Last Songs alongside the Staatskapelle Berlin and conductor Cristian Măcelaru. The program will remain as scheduled and will also include music by Bartók.

Müller is well known for her interpretations of Mozart, Strauss, and Wagner, and has performed at the Salzburg Festival, the Metropolitan Opera, the Teatro alla Scala, and Semperoper Dresden.

The concert performances are set for Jan. 9 and 10, 2023.