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Dinyar Vania has recently emerged as one of the country’s most exciting young tenors. With a voice which combines both power and beauty, he has earned critical acclaim portraying several of the most beloved roles in opera. In the 2017-18 season, Dinyar is Don José in Carmen with Opera Coeur d’Alene, Cavardossi in Tosca with Opera Roanoke, and Lieutenant Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Syracuse Opera.   

In the 2016-17 season, Mr. Vania was Cavaradossi with Piedmont Opera, Don José with Greensboro Opera, Ovidio in Martín’s Before Night Falls with Florida Grand Opera, and soloist in Anchorage Opera’s 55th Anniversary Celebration. Mr. Vania’s engagements in the 2015-16 season included his Utah Opera debut as Cavaradossi, performing Alfredo in La traviata with Opera Roanoke, Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del West with Opera Omaha, and Messiah with Wichita Symphony.  

Recent performances include the Duke in Rigoletto (Opera Omaha), Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut(Minnesota Opera), Cavaradossi (Opera Grand Rapids, Lyric Opera Baltimore, Pensacola Opera), Don José (Virginia Opera), Pinkerton (Glimmerglass Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Colorado), Roberto in Puccini’s Le Villi (Spoleto Festival USA), Cassio in Otello (Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra under Fabio Mechetti), Rodolfo (Pensacola Opera, Opera Birmingham, Dayton Opera), and he joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for its production of La bohème

Mr. Vania’s previous highlights include singing Ettore in the world premiere of Kimmo Hakola’s La Fenice with Savolinna Festival, Don José with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Duke with Opera Grand Rapids and Knoxville Opera, Bach’s Mass in B minor with Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana with Utica Symphony Orchestra, an opera gala with Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and concert performances of Cavalleria Rusticana with Schenectady Symphony Orchestra and Tosca with Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.  

He has performed as Rodolfo with New York City Opera, Madison Opera, and Knoxville Opera; Cavaradossi with Dallas Opera, and Toledo Opera; Alfredo with Opera Cleveland; Pinkertonwith Knoxville Opera; and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Syracuse Opera, Knoxville Opera, and Mobile Opera.  

He made his Carnegie Hall debut as soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, which he has also sung with Harrisburg Symphony. Other concert appearances include singing as soloist with Naples Philharmonic in a gala holiday series, and with Jacksonville Symphony in an all-Verdi evening.  

In 2015, Mr. Vania was honored as a distinguished alumni by Onondaga Community College, naming him as one their 'Alumni Faces' for his professional achievements and contributions to the college and community.  He has also been awarded Syracuse Opera's 'Artist of the Year' award, First Place in the Giulio Gari Vocal Competition, Second Prize in the Licia Albanese-Puccini Competition and was a semi-finalist in Placido Domingo's Operalia in Madrid, Spain.