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Diana Cantrelle

Dramatic Mezzo- Soprano

Victoria Tralongo

Diana Cantrelle, Contralto has performed at the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, NYC Harmonia Opera, Peabody Opera Theatre, Washington Concert Opera, Young Victorian Theatre, Washington Savoyards, L’Alliance Française, Silesian State Theatre (Czech Republic), Cincinnati Opera, Townsend Opera Players (California), Elysium (German Tour), Pacific Symphony, Opera Santa Barbara, Pacific Repertory Opera, Opera Pacific, and the Atlanta Opera.

Her one-woman show Demented DivaSoir de la Comédie, includes her original work The History of Opera in the Time it Takes to Cook a Hamburger! , showcases her talents as a composer, actress and singer.  She has performed in Corfu, Greece (televised), the US and Europe. Some favorite roles are BabaThe Medium, AzucenaIl Trovatore, SuzukiMadame Butterfly, Witch & Hänsel -Hänsel & Gretel, Charlotte - Werther,Mother - Amahl & the Night Visitors, Martha - The Secret Garden, Lady Thiang – The King & I, and many Gilbert & Sullivan Divas!

A devotee of French repertoire, she is creating a new children’s opera Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots)
© 2010 based on the original Charles Perrault beloved fable.  Look for her new CD –
Vive la France to be released in 2010   resume/sound clips / photos

Miss Cantrelle studies with International Baritone – William Sharp at Peabody Conservatory of Music, where she is working on her Masters in Voice Performance/Vocal Pedagogy. Coaches include Dr. Robert Muckenfuss, Eileen Cornett, Roger Brunyate, François Loup (Maryland Opera Studio), Simeone Tartaglione, & James Harp (Lyric Opera of Baltimore). 
Recent performances include – Baba in The Medium and 3rd Lady in The Magic Flute with Opera Anne Arundel, Trial by Jury - the Council for the Plaintiff -  Washington Savoyards in DC, a concert in NYC with Harmonia Opera, sharing the stage with MET Star Lucine Amara (Maddalena & some other Verdi/Bernstein goodies), and the Witch in Hänsel & Gretel - Peabody Conservatory, Upcoming is a Chamber Concert (coached by William Sharp & John Shirley-Quirk) where she will be singing Brahms – 2 Songs Opus 91, Maryland Lyric Opera at Germanos (singing selections from Carmen, AÏDA - Judgment Scene – Amneris & Tosca– 1st Act Duet), the Lord Nelson Masscontralto soloist with Maestro Edward Polochick and a 3rd Lady with Lyric Opera of Southern Maryland.

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