American soprano Diana Newman brings fresh and intense performances to opera houses and concert stages across the United States and Europe. During the 2022-23 season she appeared with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony, Dallas Opera as Woglinde in Wagner’s Das Rheingold, and Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte.
In the 2021-22 season Newman made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Papagena in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and covered the role of Echo in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos. She joined the Alabama Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and sang the leading role of Clara in Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza with Central City Opera. Newman began the 2019-20 season in her Dallas Opera debut as the First Lady in The Magic Flute, conducted by music director Emmanuel Villaume, and joined the Metropolitan Opera roster for the first time in December, when she covered the role of Papagena. A recent graduate of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center, she returned for the company’s production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, reprising the roles of Woglinde in Götterdämmerung and Woodbird in Siegfried, conducted by Andrew Davis. Newman appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl for “America in Space,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.