Coloratura soprano, Díana Thompson-Brewer, is lauded for her “aplomb and sparkling” vocal pyrotechnics and her nuanced character portrayals. Díana made her professional operatic debut in the role of Adele in Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus and has since amassed an array of soprano roles that range from the pinnacle of coloratura sopranos – Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor – to the fiercest queen of all opera – Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Other operatic credits include Eden in the world premiere of Galaxies in Her Eyes, Zerbinetta from Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème, Miss Silverpeal in Mozart’s Die Schauspieldirektor, Sister Genevieve in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Beth & Amy in Mark Adamo’s Little Women, Millie in Libby Larsen’s Picnic, Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Vi in Gershwin’s Blue Monday, and Mrs. McDowell in Hailstork’s Rise for Freedom.
Díana made her international debut in Geneva, Switzerland with L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève and has also sung in New York City, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Vermont, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. She has been a soprano soloist in Haydn’s The Creation, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Cantata 4, Haydn’s Mass in Time of War, Vivaldi’s Magnificat, excerpts from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. Díana also made her Musical Theatre debut as Sarah in Flaherty’s iconic Ragtime, and she recently debuted a song cycle written and composed for her by poet Ashley Lumpkin and composer Christopher Cooley titled At First Sight.
Díana holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Georgia (Presidential Fellow), a Master of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Augusta State University, all in Vocal Performance. Díana lives in Augusta, Ga with her husband, professional tubist and Director of Bands at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, and their 2-year old daughter, Lillian.
For upcoming engagements and more information about Díana’s performance schedule, please visit her website at www.DianaDarleneThompson.com.