Diana Haller

Diana Haller

Mezzo-Soprano

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During the season 2009/10,&nbspDiana Haller, was a member of the opera studio at the State Opera Stuttgart (roles such asMercédès in Bizet's Carmen). From the season 2010/11 onwards, she became the youngest member of the soloist ensemble, with subsequent roles such as Rosina in Rossini'sIl barbiere di Siviglia, Cherubino in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Dorabella in Mozart's Così fan tutte, Prinz Orlowsky in Die Fledermaus, the title role in Rossini'sCenerentola, and Ruggiero in Handel's Alcina, among others. She also appeared as Ruggiero in Handel's Alcina at the Opera Köln and the Semperoper Dresden, and asRosina in Rossini´s Il barbiere di Siviglia at the National Opera Zagreb, as well as at the Oper Graz. In 2014, Diana covered Rosina in Rossini´s Il barbiere di Siviglia and the title role in Rossini´s Cenerentola at the Metropolitan Opera New York. In the summer of 2014, Diana made her debut at the Salzburger Festspiele as Ines in Verdi´s Trovatore alongside Anna Netrebko and Placido Domingo, and returned with the same role in the summer of 2015. In summer 2014, she also sang Cenerentola in the production for children and jumped in for the recital of the ill Elina Garanca at the Salzburger Festspiele with songs by Hugo Wolf. In 2015 she made her debut as Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas in Osor-Croatia and was Cenerentola at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in München. Further plans include the title role in Händel's Giulio Cesare and Enrichetta in Bellini's I Puritani; Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle at the Amsterdam'sConcertgebouw, Mozart's Great c-minor Mass KV 427 in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and a Solistic Gala with orchestra at the Dubrovnik Festival. In 2011 she recorded a Bach/Handel CD with Concerto Köln and the Bayerisches Rundfunk, and in 2016 the Croatian National Radio will release her first CD album(Robert Schumann and Hugo Wolf songs). In 2011, at the Handel London Festival, she performed the title role in Hasse's Siroe, Re di Persia, and at the Rossini Bad Wildbad Festival 2011, she sang the role of Alberto in Balducci's Il noce di Benevento, for which she was given the prestigious International Belcanto Award. In October 2012, Diana won the first prize at the 8th International  Song Competition Hugo Wolf in Stuttgart. In October 2013, she was awarded "Young Singer of the Year 2013" - by the German magazine Opernwelt, and the prize "Ivo Vuljevic 2013" for outstanding musical achievement, as well as the prize from the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra "Best young musician of the year 2013". She toured twice with M° Philippe Herreweghe performing Mozart's Great c-minor Mass KV 427 and Mozart´s Requiem in Italy, France and Scottland.Further concert activity included Dvorak´s Requiem in Köln, Mozart's Requiemat the Dubrovnik Festival, Rossini's Stabat Mater in Köln, Dortmund and Stuttgart; a tour with NDR Orchestra in Hannover, Hamburg and Frankfurt, Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde at the Heidelberger Frühling festival, Händel´s Dixit Dominus with the Croatian Radio Orchetra in Zagreb, a Rossini Galawith the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernstein and Mahler in Ulm, Rossini´sPetite Messe Solennelle in Germany, etc. Active as a recitalist, she gave song recitals in Germany, Croatia, Italy, Mexico, Austria. Born in Rijeka (Croatia), Diana Haller started her voice studies with Prof. Margareta Togunjac in her native town, where her final singing exam mark was accredited, and continued her academic studies at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica "Giuseppe Tartini" in Trieste (Italy) in the class of Prof. Gloria Scalchi and M°Silvano Zabeo. She finished her Bachelor studies achieving the highest mark and praise under the leadership of Prof. Cinzia de Mola. Immediately after that Diana was admitted to the Master of Arts degree at the Royal Academy of Music (London) in the class of Prof. Anne Howells and graduated with distinction (DipRAM) in only one year. After her UK studies Diana continued her postgraduate studies at the University of Music in Stuttgart / Germany, in the Solistenklasse Opernschule and Master Liedklasse with Prof. Dunja Vejzović. Since graduating she has continued to study privately with Prof. Brigitte Fassbaender.
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Nachwuchssängerin des jahres - opernwelt
2016