Dinyar Vania has recently emerged as one of the country’s most exciting young tenors. With a voice that combines both power and beauty, he has earned critical acclaim portraying several of the most beloved roles in opera. In the 2016-17 season, Mr. Vania is Cavaradossi in Tosca with Piedmont Opera, Don José in Carmen with Greensboro Opera, and Ovidio in Martín’s Before Night Falls with Florida Grand Opera.
Mr. Vania’s engagements in the 2015-16 season included Cavaradossi for his Utah Opera debut, Alfredo in La Traviata with Opera Roanoke, Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del West with Opera Omaha, Messiah with Wichita Symphony, and Verdi's Requiem with Asheville Symphony Orchestra.
His 2014-15 season included the Duke in Rigoletto with Opera Omaha, Rodolfo in La bohème with Pensacola Opera and Opera Birmingham, Lieutenant Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for his Opera Colorado debut, Cavaradossi with Opera Grand Rapids, and joining the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for its production of La bohème. In the summer, he made his debut with The Glimmerglass Festival as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly.
His engagements in the 2013-14 season included his debuts with Minnesota Opera as Des Grieux in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, with Lyric Opera Baltimore as Cavaradossi in Tosca, and Virginia Opera as Don Jose in Carmen. Recent successes include his debut with Boston Lyric Opera in 2012-13 as Pinkerton; with Spoleto Festival USA as Roberto in Puccini’s Le Villi; returning to Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Pinkerton; to Pensacola Opera as Cavaradossi; Cassio in Otello in a return to Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, under Fabio Mechetti; Rodolfo in La Bohème with Dayton Opera, also in a fully staged production with Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra; Pinkerton with Pensacola Opera, and Ettore in the world premiere of Kimmo Hakola’s La Fenice with the Savolinna Festival.
Other highlights include Don Jose in Carmen in his debut with Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Duke in Rigoletto with Opera Grand Rapids; Rodolfo in La bohème with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra; a return to the roster of New York City Opera for L’elisir d’amore; soloist in an evening of opera arias with Seattle Symphony Orchestra; in Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra; his debut with the Utica Symphony Orchestra as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana; a return to Sacramento Opera to make his role debut as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore; to Mercury Opera (Rochester, NY) to sing Alfredo in La Traviata, which he reprised in concert with Symphony of the Mountains; to Knoxville Opera as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor; his role debut as Edgardo with Mobile Opera; his Mercury Opera debut as Cavaradossi in Tosca; a return to Knoxville Opera for his role debut as the Duke in Rigoletto; performing as soloist in Cavalleria Rusticana in concert with the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra; and his return to the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra for concert performances of Tosca.
He has performed with New York City Opera as Rodolfo in La Bohème, a role which he has also performed with Madison Opera, Opera Roanoke and Knoxville Opera. He has sung as Cavaradossi in Tosca with Dallas, Sacramento and Toledo operas; Alfredo in La Traviata with Opera Cleveland; Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Knoxville Opera, and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Syracuse Opera.
He made his Carnegie Hall debut as soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, which he has also sung with the Harrisburg Symphony. Other concert appearances include singing as soloist with the Naples Philharmonic in a gala holiday series, and with the 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.