Diana SovieroDiana Soviero has thrilled the opera world ever since her professional debut with the New York City Opera in 1973 as Nedda in I pagliacci. Almost 25 years later, she is still giving performances of Nedda at the Metropolitan Opera that are incomparable. Along the way, this gifted lirico-spinto has developed into the world's leading exponent of verismo opera. She has been hailed as the successor to Renata Scotto in this repertoire and is frequently compared to such legendary singers of the past as Magda Olivero, Rosanna Carteri and Virginia Zeani. Her active repertoire includes such roles as Adriana Lecouvreur, Margherita in Mefistofele, Maddalena di Coigny in Andrea Chenier, and Fedora. She is particularly renowned for her interpretations of Puccini's heroines, including Manon Lescaut, Mimi, Musetta, Tosca, Cio-Cio San, Suor Angelica, Magda, Giorgetta, Lauretta and Liu. She is also esteemed for her work in the French repertoire, having sung such roles as Manon, Marguerite, Juliette and Carmen. Diana has sung leading roles in other repertory as well, including Susannah, The Rake's Progress, A Village Romeo and Juliet, The Saint of Bleeker Street and The Merry Widow.

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Biography Schedule of performances
Ou va le jeune andouille Discovering Diana
Reviews and tributes Portrait of Diana
Cio-cio-san With Richard Leech
Suor Angelica Nedda
Tosca Diana sings

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