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Contessa - Le Nozze di Figaro—Opera Idaho
“But it’s soprano Diana McVey who gave the production its heart as the Contessa, with a deeply emotional portrait of a woman trying to save her marriage. Her remarkable voice soared on her lament “Dove sono” making it truly heartbreaking.”
Contessa - Le Nozze di Figaro—Florentine Opera
“The sweetness and pliancy of McVey’s voice and the sighing quality of her singing made Dove sono do what Mozart meant it to do: Make us love the Countess and give moral weight to an opera that otherwise might be nothing but an amusing sex farce. Usually, singers take the second half of the aria as a fiery, bitter cabaletta; McVey and Rescigno kept it sweet, gentle, nostalgic. She also sang the repeat of the opening verse pianissimo, and the big audience got so very quiet to take it in.”
“No, che non sei capace” - Mozart – Concert Aria K. 419 - New Bedford Symphony
“McVey triumphed in her elaborately ornamented ascent into the stratosphere of female scorn, especially when she had to vent her spleen full force two octaves above middle C, then suddenly repeat her words in a whisper without compromising tone quality or pitch — an immensely difficult transition that McVey navigated beautifully.”
Lucia - Lucia di Lammermoor - Salt Marsh Opera
“Later in the opera, McVey takes part in the famous Act II sextet and finale, and in Act III she gives a tour-de-force performance in Lucia’s final scene, a classic operatic “mad scene” where love and betrayal have driven her to desperation with grief and anger. The gifted soprano shows perfect stamina throughout her arduous highs and lows (of both an emotional and a musical kind).”
Lisette - La Rondine - Opera Tampa
“Diana McVey, as Lisette (the maid), was sweet and funny and animated and also sang beautifully. She was well-cast in the role, and I have no doubt we will hear much more from her.”
Liu - Turandot - Opera Columbus
“…Diana McVey as Liu creates a memorable and sympathetic portrayal.”
The versatile soprano is an artist whose consummate skills as both a singer and an actress have made her highly visible in opera, oratorio and as soloist with symphony orchestras. The beauty of her voice and intelligent artistry have also made her a much sought after artist for both the standard repertoire and new works.
She has sung leading roles with Opera Tampa, Opera Columbus, Lake George Opera Festival, Jacksonville Lyric Opera, Treasure Coast Opera, Opera Naples, Light Opera Oklahoma, Ocean State Lyric Opera, the Salt Marsh Opera Company, Boston Academy of Music, and Opera Providence, and she traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for a production of Carmen.
She has also appeared as soloist with the Helena Symphony, the Florida West Coast Symphony, the Albany Symphony, the Pioneer Valley Symphony, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony, the Longwood Symphony, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, among others.
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