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. Her 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 with such groups as le Violon d’Ingres, (Paris), Dallas Bach Society, Denton Bach Society, Orchestra of New Spain, and La Novella Baroque Ensemble. Based in the Dallas area, she sings regularly with professional choruses such as the Orpheus Chamber Singers, Vox Humana, and the nationally recognized Santa Fe Desert Chorale, as well as with the Grammy-nominated ensemble, Seraphic Fire.
In 2006, she 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. 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, at a reception for him and other dignitaries in Austin, TX. Dianna 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.