Dinyar Vania

Dinyar Vania has recently emerged as one of the country’s most exciting young tenors. With a voice which combines both power and beauty, he has earned critical acclaim portraying several of the most beloved roles in opera. His engagements for the 2013–2014 season currently include his debuts with Virginia Opera as Don José in Carmen, Minnesota Opera as Des Grieux in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and Cavaradossi in Tosca with Lyric Opera Baltimore.

He made his debut with Boston Lyric Opera in 2012–2013 as Lieutenant Pinkerton; with Spoleto Festival USA as Roberto in Puccini’s Le villi; returned to Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Pinkerton; to Pensacola Opera as Cavaradossi in Tosca; and sang as Cassio in Otello in a return to Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, under Fabio Mechetti. In season 2011–2012 he sang Rodolfo in La bohème with Dayton Opera, also in a fully staged production with Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra; Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Pensacola Opera; and Ettore in the world premiere of Kimmo Hakola’s La Fenice with the Savolinna Festival. In summer 2012, he sang in a concert of arias and ensembles with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra.

Recent highlights include Don José in Carmen in his debut with Lyric Opera of Kansas City; the Duke in Rigoletto with Opera Grand Rapids; Rodolfo in La bohème with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra; a return to the roster of New York City Opera for L’elisir d’amore; soloist in an evening of opera arias with Seattle Symphony Orchestra; in Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra; his debut with the Utica Symphony Orchestra as Turiddu in Cavalleria rusticana; a return to Sacramento Opera to make his role debut as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore; to Mercury Opera (Rochester, New York) to sing Alfredo in La traviata, which he reprised in concert with Symphony of the Mountains; to Knoxville Opera as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor; his role debut as Edgardo with Mobile Opera; his Mercury Opera debut as Cavaradossi in Tosca; a return to Knoxville Opera for his role debut as the Duke in Rigoletto; performing as soloist in Cavalleria rusticana in concert with the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra; and his return to the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra for concert performances of Tosca.

He has performed with New York City Opera as Rodolfo in La bohème, a role which he has also performed with Madison Opera, Opera Roanoke and Knoxville Opera. He has sung as Cavaradossi in Tosca with Dallas, Sacramento and Toledo Operas; Alfredo in La traviata with Opera Cleveland; Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Knoxville Opera and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Syracuse Opera.

He made his Carnegie Hall debut as soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, which he has also sung with the Harrisburg Symphony. Other concert appearances include singing as soloist with the Naples Philharmonic in a gala holiday series, and with the Jacksonville Symphony in an all-Verdi evening.

Mr. Vania was awarded Syracuse Opera’s “Artist of the Year” award, as well as first place in the Giulio Gari Vocal Competition, second prize in the Licia Albanese-Puccini Competition and was a semi-finalist in Plácido Domingo’s Operalia in Madrid, Spain.

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