The Croatian mezzo-soprano Diana Haller studied at the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatory in Trieste, at the Royal Academy of Music in London and with Dunja Vejzović in Stuttgart, winning first prize in the 2012 International Lieder Competition organized by the Stuttgart Hugo Wolf Academy.
After a year as a member of the Opera Studio of the Stuttgart Opera, Diana Haller joined the main company at the start of the 2010/11 season, becoming its youngest member and performing roles that have to date included Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Ruggiero (Alcina), Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) and Angelina (La Cenerentola). Guest appearances have taken her to London for the title role in the London Handel Festival’s performance of Hasse’s Siroe, re di Persia, to the Rossini Festival in Wildbad for Alberto in Giuseppe Balducci’s Il noce di Benevento and to the Cologne Opera and the Dresden State Opera for Ruggiero. During the 2013/14 season Diana Haller sang Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) at the Zagreb National Theatre and covered the role of Angelina at the Met, whither she returns in the autumn of 2014 as the cover for Rosina. Other plans include her role debut as Dorabella (Così fan tutte) in Stuttgart in 2015. On the concert platform Diana Haller has been heard on tour in Mozart’s C minor Mass under Herreweghe, in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde at the Heidelberg Spring Festival and in Rossini’s Stabat mater at the Cologne Philharmonie. Her discography includes works by Handel and Bach with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Concerto Köln and a solo recital of songs by Schumann and Wolf that will be released in the autumn of 2014. In 2013 Diana Haller was voted Young Singer of the Year by the German opera magazine Opernwelt and Young Musician of the Year by the Zagreb Philharmonie. As a member of the Young Singers Project she will be heard at the 2014 Salzburg Festival as Ines (Il trovatore) and as Angelina in La Cenerentola for Children.
*Member of the Young Singers Project
Current as of August 2014