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  • Profile:

    Diana Soviero is one of the most recognized American opera singers of the twentieth century.  More than merely a vocalist, Ms. Soviero was a singing actress who lived her roles intensely on the stage.  As her lyric soprano voice blossomed into a spinto with vivid colors, Ms. Soviero became a compelling interpreter of the verismo repertoire.  She created a gallery of unforgettable operatic portraits in performances at leading international opera houses including The Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Vienna Staatsoper, Opéra national de Paris, Opéra de Paris Bastille, Hamburg Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Chicago Lyric Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and San Francisco Opera.

    Recently, Ms. Soviero has dedicated herself to teaching singers with the same passion that characterized her singing and acting career.  She has taught many of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists, giving both private lessons in her Manhattan Studio and Master Classes across the country.  She frequently conducts Master Classes with prestigious companies and festivals such as Glimmerglass Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opéra Montréal, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Palm Beach Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Tampa; institutes and conservatories such as Academy of Vocal Arts, the Mannes School of Music, El Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, The VOICExperience with Sherrill Milnes, The Israeli Institute, and universities throughout the United States, including the University of Hawaii (in conjunction with Hawaii Opera Theater), the University of Wisconsin,  Université de Montréal, Lawrence University, and University of Missouri-Kansas City.

    In June of 2011, she was awarded the V.E.R.A. (Voice Education Research Award) Award from The Voice Foundation, hailed as a Master Teacher and is now an official member of the board of directors.  In September, 2012 she received A Lifetime Achievement Award from The Giulio Gari Foundation, and was also named an official Voice Instructor for the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at Washington National Opera.  In May 2014, Diana was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Gerda Lissner Foundation.

    Current Courses:

    ESLM 7 Major Lessons (Open Campus)

    GR 3 cr. Major Lessons

    GR 5 cr. Major Lessons

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