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Diana Farrell

About this Artist

American lyric spinto soprano, Diana Farrell, has been hailed for her “golden voice.” Her most recent stage performances include the titular role of Puccini’s Tosca, Magda in Menotti’s The Consul, and Verdi’s Lady Macbeth, for which her “passionate intensity…” earned high praise as she “consistently sang with beauty and sensitivity.” In 2023, Ms. Farrell will make her house debuts with Pacific Opera Project and the Pacific Symphony, sing her signature role of Tosca with South Coast Symphony, and reprise her acclaimed performance of Jake Heggie’s Krystyna Zywulska in Two Remain for the California New Music Festival. She has previously appeared in the roles of Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus), Contessa Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Micaëla (Carmen), Anna Maurrant (Street Scene), Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Miriam (Lee Hoiby’s The Scarf), and the title role of Amelia Goes to the Ball, among others, with companies such as Opera Western Reserve, The Crested Butte Music Festival, Nightingale Opera Theatre, Pacific Lyric Association, and Simsbury Light Opera. Currently a finalist in both the opera and art song catagories for professional women in the 2023 American Prize, Diana frequently performs with the Pacific Chorale. Highlights from past concert engagements include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony Soprano Soloist with Poway Symphony Orchestra, a performances of Strauss’s Vier Lied with Peninsula Symphony Orchestra, Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été with the Dana Symphony Orchestra, an appearance with the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the soprano soloist with the Centre Chorale for Mozart’s Requiem and Saint Saën’s Oratorio de Noël. Diana is the winner of multiple awards throughout her career, completing her formal studies with an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Diana is currently a student of celebrated Wagnerian tenor, Jon Friedric West. She is the producer for the Assyrian Arts Institute in San Jose and Artistic Director for Lyric Opera of Orange County, named Emerging Arts Organization of the Year for 2022 by Arts OC. In 2022 Diana was also named a Women Leader in Orange County Arts, and an OC Visionary by the LA Times.