Dianna Grabowski

    Mezzo-soprano Dianna Grabowski, described as “glamorous” and “glowing-toned” by the Dallas Morning News, is an active performer of music spanning the Renaissance through the 21st century. Dianna particularly values the collaborative nature of classical singing, be it in chamber music, oratorio, opera, choral music, early music, or new music, and is constantly inspired by the generosity and talent of her musical colleagues.

    As a concert soloist, Dianna has performed with such groups as the Winston Salem Symphony, TENET, le Violon d’Ingres (Paris), Santa Fe Pro Musica, Dallas Bach Society, and Bourbon Baroque. Memorable performances include singing with the New York Philharmonic and Grammy award-winning vocal ensemble, The Crossing, in the world premiere of Fire in My Mouth by Julia Wolfe. Dianna sings frequently with professional choruses such as the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Seraphic Fire, and True Concord. Recent performance highlights include singing the role of “L’Architecture” in Charpentier’s Les Art Florissants with the Dallas Bach Society, chamber performances of Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes with Market Square Concerts, and a guest artist performance of Bach’s Cantata BWV 170 with the Stephen F. Austin State University Camerata.

    Dianna was a founding member of Armonia Celeste, an ensemble specializing in the expressive vocal music of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque. In 2011, Armonia Celeste was one of four finalist ensembles in the Naxos/Early Music America recording competition. The group’s debut album, “Udite, Amanti – Lovers, Beware!” (2014) was followed by “The Rebel Queen,” (2021) both released by Centaur Records. With Armonia Celeste, Dianna was featured in a documentary presented by Early Music Television entitled “Culture Wars of Venice and the Birth of Public Opera,” and has toured
    throughout the United States.

    In addition to performing, Dianna taught in the Voice department at Susquehanna University, has given masterclasses at various universities, and served as Director of Music at Christ Community United Methodist Church in Selinsgrove, PA. She currently lives (and cooks and gardens) in Nacogdoches, TX with her husband, conductor Gregory Grabowski, and two sons, Ben and Sam.