Diana haller mezzosoprano
Diana Haller, a young Croatian-born mezzo-soprano, already has a wide international experience in both opera, oratorio and on the concert platform.
She has a busy concert schedule in various European states (Italy, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Germany, England, Croatia) as a soloist, accompanied by choirs and orchestras, and in chamber groups. She established the "Duo in Furore" with the guitarist Federico Rossignoli performing voice-guitar repertoire, and with Michele Gamba she formed the "Duo Cantabile" exploring the English, French, German and Italian song. Diana has been frequently invited to take part in the first performance of various new-written compositions and has also taken part in the RAM’s "Song Circle".
On the operatic stage she has participated in the Opera Scenes (Royal Academy of Music), singing in Zemlinsky’s "Der Zwerg", Mozart’s "Zauberflöte", Weber’s "Euryanthe" and Monteverdi’s "L’incoronazione di Poppea". She has performed "The Fairy Queen" by Purcell twice in Croatia, and she has sung the title role in Händel’s "Rinaldo" in Italy. In the season 2009/10 she gave her debut as Knappe in "Parsifal" (Wagner), Glascha in "Katja Kabanova" (Janáèek) and Mercedes in "Carmen" in the Staatsoper Stuttgart.
Diana has participated at several national and international competitions, always being awarded a prize or winning ("Croatian National Chamber Competition" 2002, "International Music Competition Riviera del Conero" in Italy 2003, "Croatian National Competition for Soloists" 2005, "Competition Istria Nobilissima" 2007). She also won several bursaries and prizes like the "Edna Bralesford Prize" (at the RAM) and scholarships from the "Ananian Foundation" (Italy) and the City of Rijeka (Croatia).
Diana started her voice studies with Prof. Margareta Togunjac in her home-town, where her final singing exam mark was accredited, and continued her academic studies at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica "Giuseppe Tartini" in Trieste (Italy) in the class of Prof. Gloria Scalchi and M° Silvano Zabeo. She finished her Bachelor studies achieving the highest mark and praise under the leadership of Prof. Cinzia de Mola. Immediately after Diana was admitted on the Master of Arts degree at the Royal Academy of Music (London) in the class of Prof. Anne Howells and graduated with distinction (DipRAM) in only one year. She is now studying on the Master Lied (Prof. Cornelis Witthoefft) and Solistenklasse Opernschule Course at the Staatlische Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart in the class of Prof. Dunja Vejzoviæ. During the season 2009/10 Diana was a member of the Opernstudio in the Stuttgart’s Operahouse and from the season 2010/11 she is a member of the ensemble.
Other teachers and artists with whom Diana has studied include Miriam Spano (Italy), Gloria Paulizza (Italy), Luciana D'Intino (Italy), Martine Surais Deschamps (France), Catherine Denley (England), Diane Forlano (England), Laurence Cummings (England).