Dinyar Vania has definitively emerged as one of the country’s most exciting young tenors. With a voice that combines both power and beauty, he has earned critical acclaim portraying several of the most recognized leading roles in opera. In the 2017-18 Season, he will portray Don José in Carmen, Cavardossi in Tosca, and Lieutenant Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly.
In the 2016-17 season, Mr. Vania sang Cavaradossi with Piedmont Opera, Don José with Greensboro Opera, Ovidio in Martín’s Before Night Falls with Florida Grand Opera, and performed as special guest soloist in Anchorage Opera’s 55th Anniversary Celebration. Mr. Vania’s engagements in the 2015-16 Season included his Utah Opera debut as Cavaradossi, performing Alfredo in La traviata with Opera Roanoke, Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del West with Opera Omaha, and Messiah with Wichita Symphony.
Recent performances include the Duke (Rigoletto), Rodolfo (La bohème) Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Don José (Carmen), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), and Roberto in Puccini’s Le Villi (Spoleto Festival USA). Additionally, Mr. Vania joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for its legendary production of La bohème.
Mr. Vania’s previous highlights include singing Ettore in the world premiere of Kimmo Hakola’s La Fenice with Savolinna Festival, Don José with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Duke with Opera Grand Rapids and Knoxville Opera, Bach’s Mass in B minor with Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana with Utica Symphony Orchestra, an opera gala with Seattle Symphony Orchestra, concert performances of Cavalleria Rusticana with Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, and Tosca with Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.
He has performed as Rodolfo (La bohème) with New York City Opera; Cavaradossi (Tosca) with Dallas Opera, and Toledo Opera; and Alfredo (La traviata) with Opera Cleveland; Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) with Knoxville Opera; and Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Syracuse Opera, Knoxville Opera, and Mobile Opera.
He made his Carnegie Hall debut as soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, which he has also sung with Harrisburg Symphony. Other concert appearances include appearances with Naples Philharmonic, and with 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 Placido Domingo’s Operalia competition in Madrid, Spain.