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Diana Mian - Mezzosoprano



Born in Italy, she began studyng lyric singing very young. She has studied with Alessandro Vitiello and Mariella Devia. 

Prize winner of several national and international competitions such as “Città di Brescia”, “Giovan Battista Velluti” in Riviera del Brenta, International Singing Competition “Iris Adami Corradetti” in Padua (Italy), “Ferruccio Tagliavini” in Deutschlandsberg (Austria) and of the special prize in “Giuseppe Di Stefano” Competition in Trapani (Italy).

She made her operatic debut as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and Serpina in La serva padrona with As.Li.Co. in Milan, and then Juliette in Roméo et Juliette at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Olympic Theatre in Vicenza, Carolina in Il matrimonio segreto in Ankara, Izmir, Istanbul and Prague, Musetta in La Boheme at Teatro Verdi in Sassari, Il Campanello, Don Pasquale and L'Elisir D'Amore at Teatro Donizetti Bergamo and in Tokyo.

The natural evolution of her vocality towards a dramatic dimension allowed her to debut, with a flattering personal success, in Elvira in Ernani by G. Verdi in Pordenone (Italy). Further she sang Desdemona in Otello at Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna, Lucieta in Il Campiello at the Teatro Malibran Venice, Teatro Sociale Rovigo, Teatro dell’Opera in Florence.

Other roles are Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro at Palau de Les Arts in Valencia (Spain), at the Bokahaza Manor (Hungary), at the Teatro Regio Turin and at the Piccolo Opera Festival FVG, Second Maid in Die Zauberflöte in Teatro Comunale in Bologna (Italy), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, at the Konzert Theater in Bern (Swiss), at Teatro Nuovo Giovanni in Udine, in Villa Manin, at the S. Giusto’s Castle in Trieste, Mimi in La Bohème at the Bolshoi Theatre in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), and in Lecco.

And also Hanna Glawari in Lehar's Die lustige Witwe in Porcia (Italy), Anna Kennedy in Maria Stuarda at the theatres Donizetti in Bergamo, Sociale in Rovigo, Comunale in Florence and Filarmonico in Verona with Mariella Devia.

She sang in the Belcanto Opera Festival “Rossini in Wildbad” as Bettly in Le Chalet and Fatima in Ricciardo e Zoraide and in the concert “Der andere Tell” with songs from Guglielmo Tell.

In addition to her operatic activities she has a broad concert repertoire including Exultate Jubilate, Vesperae Solemnes and Requiem by W. A. Mozart, Stabat Mater by F.J. Haydn, Gloria, Dixit Dominus and Lauda Jerusalem by A. Vivaldi, A Midsummer Night's Dream by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Carmina Burana by C. Orff, Resurrection of Christ by L. Perosi as well as Misa Criolla by A. Ramirez, A little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott, Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini.

She studied with the Trio di Trieste and Michael Flaksman in chamber music and she won the 1st prize and the special prize at the chamber music festival «Youth for Youth» in Ravenna and the 1st prize at the «Lilian Caraian» contest in Trieste and the second prize (first not allowed) at the “Rovere d’oro” Competition in Imperia.

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