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During the season 2009/10 Diana Haller was a member of the opera studio at the State Opera Stuttgart and as of the following season she became the youngest member of the soloist ensemble with subsequent roles such as ‚Cherubino’/“Le nozze di Figaro“, ‚Ruggiero’/“Alcina“, ‚Orlofsky’/“Die Fledermaus“, ‚Rosina’/“Il barbiere di Siviglia“, ‚Angelina’/“La Cenerentola“‚ ‚Dorabella’/“Cosi fan tutte, the title role in “Giulio Cesare“, ‚Adalgisa‘/“Norma“ and the titelrole in “Ariodante”.

The season 2017/18 included a.o. her debut at La Scala di Milano as ‚Altichiara’/“Francesca da Rimini“ (Fabio Luisi; David Pountney), various recitals, a new production of „Norma“ in Rijeka as well as „Judith Triumphans“ in Ljubljana. She also appeared as ‘Ruggiero’/”Alcina” at the Opera Cologne and the Semperoper Dresden, as ‘Rosina’ at the National Opera Zagreb as well as at the Opera Graz. In 2014 she covered ‘Rosina’ as well as the title role in ”La cenerentola” at the Metropolitan Opera New York. In the same summer she made her debut at the Salzburg Festival as ‘Ines’/”Il Trovatore” alongside Anna Netrebko and Placido Domingo, sang there “Cenerentola” in a children’s production and jumped in for the recital of Elina Garanca with songs by Hugo-Wolf. She made her debut as ‘Dido’/”Dido and Aeneas” in Osor/Croatia and was “Cenerentola” at the Munich Gärtnerplatz Theater. Later on she made her debuts as ‘Giulio Cesare’/”Giulio Cesare in Egitto” in Croatia and Slovenia, as ‘Enrichetta’/”I Puritani” both at Zurich Opera and Stuttgart and as “Ariodante” and ‘Hänsel’/”Hänsel and Gretel” in Stuttgart.

In 2011 at the Händel London Festival she performed the title role in Hasses “Siroe, Re di Persia”, and at the Rossini Wildbad Festival 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 of 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 Philippe Herreweghe performing Mozart’s “great c-minor Mass” and Mozart’s “Requiem” in Italy, France and Scottland. Further concert activities included Dvorak’s “Requiem” in Cologne, Mozart’s “Requiem” at the Dubrovnik Festival, Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” in Cologne, Dortmund and Stuttgart; a tour with the NDR Orchestra in Hannover, Hamburg and Frankfurt, Mahler’s “Lied von der Erde” at the Heidelberger Frühling Festival and in Stuttgart, Händel’s “Dixit Dominus” with the Croatian Radio Orchestra in Zagreb, a Rossini Gala with the Zagreb Philharmonia Orchestra, Bernstein and Mahler in Ulm, Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” at the Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Mozart’s “Great c-minor Mass” in Ljubljana and in Leipzig’s Gewandhaus and Magdeburg with the MDR Orchestra, a Solistic Gala with the orchestra at the Dubrovnik Festival, an Opera Gala with the Württembergische Philharmonie in Reutlingen, Rossini’s “Stabat mater” with the Ljublijana Philharmonia, a concert with the Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin, “Weihnachtsoratorium” in Eberbach, among others. Active as a recitalist, she gave song recitals in Germany, Croatia, Italy, Mexico and Austria.

She recorded a Bach/Händel CD with Concerto Köln and the Bayerische Rundfunk, and the Croation National Radio released her first CD album with Robert Schumann and Hugo Wolf songs.

Future projects include her return to the Semperoper Dresden as ‚Rosina‘, a new production of  „Norma“/‘Adalgisa at the Hamburg State Opera, her role-debut as ‚Komponist‘/“Ariadne auf Naxos“ and a concert at the Schubertiade Hohenems.

Diana Haller started her voice studies with Prof. Margareta Togunjac in her home-town Rijeka and continued her academic studies at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica “Giuseppe Tartini” in Trieste (Italy) in the class of Prof. Gloria Salchi. She finished her Bachelor Studies achieving the highest mark and praise under the leadership of Prof. Cinzia de Mol and graduated one year later at the Royal Academy of Music in London with distinction (DipRAM). Diana continued her postgraduate studies at the University of Music in Stuttgart in the Solistenklasse Opernschule and Master Liedklasse with Prof. Dunja Vejzovic. Since graduation she has continued to study privately with Prof. Brigitte Fassbaender.



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