Diversita Opera Arts Company

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Diversita Opera Arts Company is an official 501(c)(3) non profit organization geared towards arts education and diversity. #diversitaoperaarts

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Many thanks to these amazing musicians for making The Messiah Sing Along a success!
Miaomiao Wang is the accompanist for our Community Messiah Sing Along THIS SUNDAY.
December 16th, 2018
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
10701 E Lake Highlands Dr
Dallas, Texas 75218
6:00 pm
Reception following 
Dr. Miaomiao Wang launched her career in opera as the head coach of the Beijing Opera Center in the 2005 season. Since then, she has served as rehearsal pianist and assistant coach in the Peabody Conservatory, New England Conservatory and Boston University Opera Institute. She was invited to the Boston Lyric Opera as a teaching artist, taught as faculty member in Anchorage Opera, Opera in the Ozarks and Spotlight Opera as well as opera outreach program in public schools of the greater Boston area. She has coached opera Un Ballo in Maschera, Le Nozze di Figaro, Il Matrimonio Segreto, Les Malheurs D’orphée, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, L’amico Fritz, Die Zauberflöte, Dialogues des carmélites and Three December. She was invited by the prestigious Merola opera young artist program in San Francisco as an apprentice coach. She received her doctor of musical arts degree from the Boston University. Dr. Wang served as the assistant music director at the University of North Texas Opera.
Kenny Clymer will be the tenor soloist for our Community Messiah Sing Along THIS SUNDAY.
December 16th, 2018
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
10701 E Lake Highlands Dr
Dallas, Texas 75218
6:00 pm
Reception following. More information at: www.diversitaopera.org

Kenneth Clymer received a Master's Degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. At University of Texas at Arlington, Mr. Klymer obtained his Bachelor of Music Degree where he performed Tamino in Mozart's Magic Flute and won a local NATS competition. As a Resident Artist at Wichita Grand Opera, he performed as Don Curzio from Marriage of Figaro and covered the role of Othello. He taught Master Classes at South-western College in Kansas and appeared as the title role in The Sorcerer by Gilbert and Sullivan. Mr. Klymer appeared as Tito in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito and Scaramuccio in Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos. He was a member of the Fort Worth Opera Festival Chorus, appeared in Fort Worth Opera productions, and interned at the Dallas Opera's education program. Mr. Klymer has served as the Music Director at Cathedral of Hope Mid-Cities and was an Associate/Worship Pastor at CitiChurch in Dallas.
Lori Ann Christian will be the soprano soloist for our Community Messiah Sing Along.
Sunday, December 16th, 2018
6:00 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
10701 E Lake Highlands Drive
Dallas, Texas 75218
Reception following. 
More information at: www.diversitaopera.org

Lori Ann Christian holds degrees from Duquesne University and the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music where she is completing requirements for the Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree. She has served as an assistant professor of Music at Clark Atlanta University and has taught Applied Voice at Duquesne University and Spelman College. Operatic credits include principal roles in The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte, and The Magic Flute. As a concert artist, she has sung the title role of Zaide in the Pittsburgh premiere and was a featured soloist with New Sigmund Romberg Orchestra. Christian has performed in the world premieres of the operas Zabette, Woman at the Well, and La Roche in the National Black Arts Festival. Abroad, has appeared as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore and Gretel from Hansel and Gretel. Ms. Christian has won the Minna Kaufmann Rudd Award, Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Award, and the Albert C. Yates Fellowship.
Brianna Clancy will be the contralto soloist for our Community Messiah Sing Along THIS SUNDAY.
December 16th, 2018
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
10701 E Lake Highlands Dr
Dallas, Texas 75218
6:00 pm
Reception following. More information at: www.diversitaopera.org

Brianna Clancy holds an M.M. in Opera from the University of Oklahoma, and a B.A. in Music from Luther College. An alumna of Italy Opera Viva! and AIMS in Graz, Clancy has performed abroad in Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, and Italy. She has since performed in Dallas with the Orchestra of New Spain, North Texas Opera on Tap, Diversità Opera Arts, Shakespeare in the Park, and Comet Opera.  Recent stage credits include Dorabella (Così fan Tutte), Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn (The Music Man), La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica), La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), and Olga (Eugene Onegin). Her dearest ambition is to sing Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther. Clancy serves as staff alto at FUMC McKinney, and maintains a private voice studio of 45 students in Allen, TX.
Jeffrey Tarr will be the bass soloist for our Community Messiah Sing Along THIS SUNDAY.
December 16th, 2018
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
10701 E Lake Highlands Dr
Dallas, Texas 75218
6:00 pm
Reception following. More information at:
www.diversitaopera.org

Jeffrey Tarr received a Master of Music Degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Tarr is a former prize winner in the NATSAA-Mid-Atlantic Regionals, Annapolis Vocal Competition, Orpheus Vocal Competition, and the Marie Crump Vocal Competition. He has performed Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Benoit in La Bohème, and Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro. In concert, Mr. Tarr has performed in Handel's Messiah, Fauré's Requiem, Bach's St. John’s Passion, Mozart's Requiem, and Bach's Magnificat with such organizations as the Manhattan Concert Productions, Concert Artists of Baltimore, and the New Dominion Chorale.
Pei-Chi Lin will serve as our conductor for our
Community Messiah Sing Along.
Sunday, December 16th, 2018
6:00 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
10701 E Lake Highlands Drive
Dallas, Texas 75218
Reception following. More at: www.diversitaopera.org

Dr. Pei-Chi Lin recently completed her doctoral studies in Choral Conducting at the University of North Texas with a related field in Voice Performance. She was the conducting associate of UNT A-Cappella Choir, University Singers, and Denton Bach Society. Before pursuing her doctoral degree in the US, Dr. Lin was an active choir conductor in Taiwan. She was selected as one of the participants in Maestro Helmuth Rilling’s master class in the 2010 Taipei Bach Festival, taught conducting methodology, and conducted choirs in music universities. The high school choirs she directed won awards and recognition in annual national choral competitions every year. Dr. Lin was also frequently invited to serve as a judge at choral competitions. In recent years, Dr. Lin conducted the Dallas Messiah Sing Along Choir in December 2016 and conducted lectures along with clinics in choral conducting in Xiamen and Shanghai, China in May 2017.
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Looking forward to another fun Christmas performance from our youth!
Brianna Clancy will be a featured vocalist in Diversita's Opera Gala.
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm.
Sammons Center for the Arts 
3630 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219
​Admission: Any Monetary Donation (suggested donation $10 or more). Brianna Clancy, mezzo-soprano, served as a Graduate Fellow and completed an M.M. in Opera at the University of Oklahoma in 2017, where she participated in masterclasses with great American mezzo Marilyn Horne, as well as faculty and DMA recitals. Clancy has attended Opera Viva! academy in Verona, Italy, as well as the American Institute for Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria. She has since performed in the Dallas area with the Orchestra of New Spain, North Texas Opera Singers on Tap, Diversità Opera Arts, and Comet Opera. This summer, she made her musical theatre debut as Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn in The Music Man with Firehouse Theatre. This December, Clancy will appear as Dorabella in Comet Opera’s production of Così fan Tutte, and perform as a featured soloist in the Messiah Sing-Along at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Lake Highlands Drive in Dallas. Miss Clancy has appeared on stage as La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica), La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Second Lady (The Magic Flute), and La Messaggera (L’Orfeo). Scenes credits include Rosina’s Dunque io son duet from Barber of Seville, and Charlotte’s letter scene from Werther. Clancy serves as staff alto at First United Methodist Church in McKinney, and maintains a private voice studio of 45 students.
🎂Happy Birthday🎂 to the lovely Laurel Diane McConkey Allen, who will be bringing her vocal talents to the spooky Danse Macabre for Diversita's Opera Gala!
Saturday, November 3, 2018  at 6:00 pm.
Sammons Center for the Arts 
3630 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219
​Admission: Any Monetary Donation (suggested donation $10 or more). Laurel McConkey, a graduate of the University of North Texas, enjoys performing in operas and musical comedies, entertaining civic groups, and doing crazy singing telegrams while accompanying herself on her concert harp.

Opera and theater companies that Laurel has performed with include The Dallas Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Dallas Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Music Theatre Wichita, Musicana Dinner Theater, Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas Alliance Theatre and Phoenix Theatre, as well as a national tour of A Christmas Carol. Favorite roles include Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Pitti-Sing and Katisha in The Mikado, Dame Hannah in Ruddigore, and the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella.

Laurel is also well known in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as a professional harpist and piano teacher.