Diana Jacklin

American Soprano Diana Jacklin stands out among singers for her extreme vocal power and sheer beauty of tone combined with musical intelligence and versatility. A true high dramatic soprano, Ms. Jacklin is one of very few in the world with this extremely rare voice type. She is admired for her vocal artistry which allows her to create musical intimacy and intensity with ease on both the opera and recital stage. She has performed in many distinguished concert halls including Bela Bartok Hall, Stephansdom Vienna, Kennedy Center, Tanglewood, Symphony Hall, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Sanders Theater, Austrian Cultural Forum NYC, among others. She has performed 20 opera roles, including one world-premiere, and over 150 recitals internationally.

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Diana Jacklin has gained international acclaim for her performances in festivals, recital halls, opera companies and orchestras in over 9 countries in Europe and America, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Seiji Ozawa and Charles Dutoit), Boston Lyric Opera, Maine Grand Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, Operafest! of NH, Raylynmor Opera, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, International Music Festival of Jimena de la Frontera, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Cape Ann Symphony, New Bedford Symphony, Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra, among others. Her notable operatic roles include Lady Macbeth, Abigaille, Aida (Verdi); Minnie, Tosca and Turandot (Puccini); Leonore (Beethoven); Sieglinde, Senta, Brünnhilde (Walküre), Venus, Kundry and Ortrud (Wagner); Elektra (Strauss), among others. For orchestral repertoire, she sings Beethoven 9 and Missa Solemnis; Mahler 2, 8 and Rückert Lieder; Brahms Requiem; Verdi Requiem; Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder; Strauss’ Four Last Songs; Berlioz’ Les Nuits d’Ete, among others.

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Her recital work has been broadcast on Spanish television; supported by grants from The Saint Botolph Club Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council; and endorsed by the Austrian Embassies worldwide. In 2007, Ms. Jacklin formed a unique Duo with Violinist Hartmut Ometzberger entitled The Diva and the Fiddler. Described as an “eclectic duo” by Time Out, The Diva and the Fiddler has been invited to perform in festivals and concerts in Austria, Holland, Slovakia, Antwerp, Boston, and NYC. With Hartmut Ometzberger, Ms. Jacklin co-founded the Austrian music festival KlangFEST Bad Ischl.

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As an educator, Diana Jacklin is a voice professor in Vienna and maintains voice studios in Vienna and Boston. She has brought her self-created one-woman opera outreach program to thousands of enchanted and enthusiastic school children. She founded a school for singing on the North Shore of Boston, has judged NATS and NATSAA vocal competitions, presented a symposium for AIMS in Graz and served as Artist-in-Residence for CODA in Jimena de la Frontera, Spain.

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Diana Jacklin earned a degree from Eastman School of Music. Her principal voice teachers were Blanche Thebom (pupil of Edyth Walker) and Glenys Linos (pupil of Callas’ teacher Elvira de Hidalgo), both prominent exponents of the Manuel Garcia (Bel Canto) method of singing.

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Website: [www.dianajacklin.com]