The Croatian mezzo-soprano Diana Haller first studied singing in her native Rijeka, later attending courses at the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatory in Trieste, at the Royal Academy of Music in London and with Dunja Vejzović in Stuttgart. In 2012 she won first prize in the International Lieder Competition organized by the Hugo Wolf Academy of Stuttgart.
Current as of June 2014
During the 2009/10 season Diana Haller was a member of the Opera Studio of the Stuttgart Opera, where she made her debut as an Esquire in Parsifal, later appearing as Glaša (Kát’a Kabanová) and Mercédès (Carmen). Since the start of the 2010/11 season she has been a regular member of the company, appearing in roles such as Laura (Luisa Miller), Mère Jeanne (Dialogues des Carmélites), Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia), the First Maid (Elektra) and Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro). In 2011 she made her debut as Siroe in Hasse’s Siroe, re di Persia at the London Handel Festival and as Alberto in Giuseppe Balducci’s Il noce di Benevento at the Rossini Festival in Wildbad. In November 2013 she sang Ruggiero (Alcina) with the Cologne Opera. Her roles in Stuttgart during the 2013/14 season have included Angelina (La Cenerentola), Fenena (Nabucco) and Flora (La traviata).
In 2013 Diana Haller was named Young Artist of the Year by Opernwelt and received the Ivo Vuljević Prize, which is awarded annually to outstanding Croatian musicians of the younger generation. She was also named Young Musician of the Year by the Zagreb Philharmonic.
As a member of the Young Singers Project, Diana Haller will be heard at the 2014 Salzburg Festival as Ines in Il trovatore and as Angelina in La Cenerentola for Children.
*Member of the Young Singers Project