Diana Newman

Soprano

Diana Newman

Bio

Diana Newman

Third-year soprano Diana Newman holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the University of Southern California. Her portrayals there included Poppea/L’incoronazione di Poppea, Pamina/Die Zauberflöte, Miranda/Lee Hoiby’s The Tempest, Lauretta/Gianni Schicchi, and Belisa/Conrad Susa’s The Love of Don Perlimplin. Her extensive concert activities include a diverse repertoire encompassing Schneider’s Winter Morning Walks (Lucerne Festival), Bach’s Cantatas 211 and 209 (Whittier Bach Festival), Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate (USC Alumni Orchestra), Lukas Foss’s Time Cycle (Aspen Music Festival and School), Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (American Youth Symphony), Frank Ticheli’s Songs of Love and Life and Angels in the Architecture (both at UT-Austin), and George Crumb’s Madrigals Book IV (Music Academy of the West). She premiered Francesco Cilluffo’s The Land to Life Again with the UCLA Camarades Ensemble. The soprano can be heard in three feature films: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010), Sex and the City 2 (2010), and The Spirit (2008, featured vocalist). Newman is an alumna of Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, the Aspen Opera Theater Center, and the Oberlin in Italy program. At Lyric she has appeared in La Cenerentola, Bel Canto, Der Rosenkavalier, Das Rheingold, Don Quichotte, Die Zauberflöte, and Carmen.

In the 2017/18 season Newman will perform in Rigoletto.


Back to the 2017/18 Ryan Opera Center Ensemble


Photo: Simon Pauly
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