23 June 2014, Boğaziçi University Albert Long Hall



  • Franz Schubert: Schwanengesang D 957, No. 4 “Ständchen”
  • Franz Schubert: Du bist die Ruh, D 776 Op. 59 No. 3
  • Franz Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118 Op. 2
  • Franz Schubert: An die Musik, D 547 Op. 88 No. 4
  • Franz Schubert: Ave Maria, D 839 Op. 52 No. 6
  • Francisco Tarrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra (arranged for harp by Xavier De Maistre)
  • Richard Strauss: 6 Lieder Op. 17, No. 2 “Ständchen”
  • Richard Strauss: Mädchenblumen Op. 22, No. 3 “Epheu”
  • Richard Strauss: 3 Lieder Op.29, No. 2 “Schlagende Herzen”
  • Richard Strauss: 8 Gedichte aus ’Letzte Blätter’ Op. 10, No. 2 “Nichts”
  • Richard Strauss: 5 Lieder Op. 41, No. 1 “Wiegenlied”
  • Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder WoO 150, No. 3 “Beim Schlafengehen”
  • Reynaldo Hahn: Si mes vers avaient des ailes
  • Reynaldo Hahn: 7 Chansons Grises, No. 5 “L’Heure exquise”
  • Ernest Chausson: 7 Melodies Op. 2, No. 7 “Le Colibri”
  • Ernest Chausson: Poeme de l’amour et de la mer Op. 19, “Le temps des lilas”
  • Ernest Chausson: 4 Melodies Op. 13, No. 4 La cigale
  • Felix Godefroid: Carnaval de Venise, Op. 184
  • Henri Duparc: Chanson triste
  • Henri Duparc: L’invitation au voyage

The use of the harp to replace the piano in a voice recital is truly a unique and unexpected musical treat. The multi-faceted Diana Damrau, who has been described as “the Meryl Streep of classical music” will show her stratospheric vocal range, spark, and dramatic talent in this concert with Xavier de Maistre at the harp as an additional bonus of a sharp stage presence, great musical intelligence and first-rate technique. The German coloratura soprano began this season at Theater an der Wien, where she performed the title character in the world premiere of Bell’s new opera A Harlot’s Progress, and went on to open the season of La Scala with Verdi’s La Traviata. Damrau, who in additition to her achievements in opera, is established as one of today’s finest lieder singers, and De Maistre will present a programme that beautifully brings together the sound of the human voice with the musical diversity of the harp.