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Diana Montague is firmly established in the opera house, on the concert platform and in the recording studio. She was born in Winchester and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. Since her début as Zerlina with Glyndebourne Touring Opera, she has appeared in the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Metropolitan New York, the Monnaie Brussels, the Paris Bastille, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires and the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals. Her repertory includes the major rôles for mezzo-sopranos in operas by Mozart, Gluck, Strauss, Rossini, Bellini and Berlioz. Opera engagements have included Benvenuto Cellini with Rome Opera, Iphigénie en Tauride in Buenos Aires, Madrid and with Welsh National Opera, Albert Herring, Le nozze di Figaro, Andromaca in Rossini’s Ermione and Ludmilla in The Bartered Bride at Glyndebourne, Le Comte Ory in Lausanne, Rome and Glyndebourne, Proserpina in Monteverdi’s Orfeo and Minerva in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam and in Sydney, Sesto in La clemenza di Tito in Madrid and Athens, Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust in Geneva, Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos for Scottish Opera and Lisbon, the title rôle in Handel’s Susanna with Andrew Davis and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Meg Page in Falstaff, The Bartered Bride and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Junon in Rameau’s Platée with the Royal Opera Covent Garden, at the Edinburgh Festival and in London, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier for English National Opera, in Bilbao and at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Marguerite in Vienna, Idomeneo in Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela, Le nozze di Figaro at la Monnaie Brussels and Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg. Her frequent concert engagements have included many performances with leading conductors including Georg Solti, James Levine, Riccardo Muti, John Eliot Gardiner, Seiji Ozawa, Jeffrey Tate, Neville Marriner and Andrew Davis and have included Mozart’s C minor Mass at the Salzburg Festival, Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été in Athens and concerts in London and Vienna with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Ravel’s Shéhérazade and Mozart’s C minor Mass in Madrid and Elgar’s Sea Pictures in Antwerp and Ghent. She has collaborated in a large number of recordings.

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