La Virtuosa

Coloratura sensation Diana Damrau returns to the Met this month in the company's first performances of Le Comte Ory. She shares her observations on Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini and other matters with F. PAUL DRISCOLL.

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Photographed by Johannes Ifkovits at Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
Makeup and styling by Evelyn Rillé / Hair by Monika Cetin / Clothes by Philipp Plein at Fisher’s, Vienna / Jewelry by Kornmesser Fine Jewelry, Vienna
© Johannes Ifkovits 2011
Diana Damrau's coloratura technique is formidable, her stage savvy impressive and her charm irresistible, but it is the sheer, auditorium-filling force of her bonhomiethat sets her apart from other ar...

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