Song recital Diana Damrau
Songs by Hugo Wolf and Richard Strauss
Before appearing as Donizettis Maria Stuarda on the stage of the Zurich Opera House in April, Diana Damrau will be performing in a song recital. Together with the pianist Helmut Deutsch she devotes herself to the Italian song book/Italienisches Liederbuch by Hugo Wolf in the first part of her program. In these charming, often ambiguous miniatures, Wolf succeeds in capturing the message of the text musically with the utmost precision - regardless of whether it is about an enthusiastically exuberant declaration of love or a small, well-placed malice. The second part is dedicated to compositions by Richard Strauss. The Four Last Songs/Vier letzten Lieder, seldom accompanied by the piano, are a rarity.