Dianna Grabowski Biography

Mezzo soprano Dianna Grabowski, described as “glamorous” and “glowing-toned” by the Dallas Morning News, is a versatile performer experienced in a wide range of classical singing. 

Dianna’s opera roles have included the title role in Offenbach’s La Périchole (with Opéra du Périgord in France), Diane in Rameau’s Zéphyre and Céphise in Rameau’s Pygmalion (with the Dallas Bach Society), Volupia in Cavalli’s L’Egisto, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Nancy in Albert Herring, and Hansel in Hansel and Gretel.  As a concert soloist, Dianna has been heard in works such as Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater (with le Violon d’Ingres, Paris), Handel’s Passion according to St. John (with the Dallas Bach Society), the Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël (with Denton Bach Society), In the Beginning (Copland), Mass in b minor (Bach), Requiem (Biber), and Vespers (Monteverdi). She sings regularly with professional choruses such as the Orpheus Chamber Singers, Dallas Bach Society, and Orchestra of New Spain. 

Dianna has performed multiple times at both the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals, as well as appeared at the Misiones de Chiquitos International Baroque Music Festival (Santa Cruz, Bolivia).  Dianna recently had the honor of performing excerpts from La Périchole for the French ambassador to the United States, Pierre Vimont, and other dignitaries.  She also is a founding member of the professional ensemble Armonia Celeste, specializing in the expressive vocal music of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque. In 2006, Dianna received one of the prestigious Early Music America scholarships, and performed in the Baroque Vocal Programme at the Vancouver Early Music Festival and the Accadamia d’Amore in Seattle, WA. She holds a master’s degree in Vocal Performance with a related field in Early Music Performance from the University of North Texas, where she was named Outstanding Graduate Student in the vocal division.

 

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