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ABOUT

Mezzo-soprano Dianna Grabowski, described as “glamorous” and “glowing-toned” by the Dallas Morning News, is an active performer of music spanning the Renaissance through the 21st century. Dianna particularly values the collaborative nature of classical singing, be it in chamber music, oratorio, opera, choral music, early music, or new music, and is constantly inspired by the generosity and talent of her musical colleagues.


As a concert soloist, Dianna has performed with such groups as le Violon d’Ingres (Paris), Santa Fe Pro Musica, Dallas Bach Society, Bourbon Baroque, and the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus. In 2018, Dianna had her solo debut with TENET and ACRONYM in a performance and recording of Johann Schmelzer’s Le Memorie Dolorose. Recent memorable performances include singing with the New York Philharmonic and Grammy award-winning vocal ensemble, The Crossing, in the world premiere of Fire in My Mouth by Julia Wolfe. Dianna sings frequently with other professional choruses such as the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and the Grammy-nominated ensemble, Seraphic Fire. Her opera roles have included the title role in Offenbach’s La Périchole (with Opéra du Périgord), Diane in Rameau’s Zéphyre and Céphise in Rameau’s Pygmalion (with the Dallas Bach Society), and recently a workshop performance of a new operatic work by Leanna Kirchoff and Rachel J. Peters, Friday after Friday.


Dianna is a founding member of Armonia Celeste, an ensemble specializing in the expressive vocal music of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque. In 2011, Armonia Celeste was one of four finalist ensembles in the Naxos/Early Music America recording competition. The group's debut album, "Udite, Amanti - Lovers, Beware!" (2014) will soon be followed by “The Rebel Queen,” both released by Centaur Records. With Armonia Celeste, Dianna was featured in a documentary presented by Early Music Television entitled “Culture Wars of Venice and the Birth of Public Opera,” and has toured throughout the United States.


Dianna received her M.M. from the University of North Texas in Voice Performance with a related field in Early Music Performance. In addition to performing, Dianna has taught the Voice department at Susquehanna University and has served as Director of Music at Christ Community United Methodist Church in Selinsgrove, PA. She currently lives (and cooks and gardens) in Nacogdoches, TX with her husband, conductor Gregory Grabowski, and two sons, Ben and Sam.

"Luxiurious"

"Glowing-toned"

– Dallas Morning News

"Glamorous"

LISTEN
But who may abide the day of his coming (from Messiah - Handel) - with Bourbon Baroque
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Chi d'amor non vuol le pene (Marciani) - with Lyle Nordstrom, lute - from "The Rebel Queen"
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The Death of Mr. Barrett (from Casa Guidi - Argento) - with Ilya Blinov, piano
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Das Heimweh, D851 (Schubert) - with Naomi Niskala, piano
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Sep 30, 2019

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Game of Thrones Stadium Show (with George R. R. Martin) - Santa Fe Desert Chorale

Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87506-2823

Oct 12, 2019

7:30 PM

Zion Lutheran Church, 6121 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75214

Dec 17, 2019

7:30 PM

Centenary United Methodist Church, 646 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem, NC

Feb 28, 2020

8:00 PM

Cathedral Basilica St. Francis, 131 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Mar 02, 2020

7:00 PM

Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 3821 University Blvd. Dallas, TX 75205

Mar 19, 2020

7:30 PM

St. John Passion (J. S. Bach) - American Baroque Opera Company

Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave., Dallas. TX 75204

Apr 26, 2020

4:00 PM

Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 South Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

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DIANNA GRABOWSKI

mezzo-soprano