Lecturer, Voice Voice/Opera Division
B.M. Voice Performance, Minor in Musicoloy, M.M. Opera Theater, Oberlin Conservatory; Specailist Degree, Voice Performance, U. of Michigan; D.M.A. Voice Performance, U. of Maryland
Recognized for her beautiful voice and dynamic stage presence, soprano Diba Alvi has received critical acclaim for both her operatic and concert performances. For her debut concert with Pittsburgh Opera in Samuel Ramey and Friends the Pittsburgh Tribune Review said: “From her first note in Musetta’s Waltz from La Bohème, soprano Diba Alvi commanded the stage with stellar vocalism and a sharply dramatic personality…”
Operatic engagements have included The Merry Widow and Un Ballo in Maschera with Palm Beach Opera, La Favorita and Les Huguenots with the Opera Orchestra of New York, Orpheus and Euridice, Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, A View from the Bridge, Summer and Smoke, The Magic Flute, The Impresario, Prima la Musica et poi le Parole and Hansel and Gretel, all with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. She also appeared in the American bi-coastal premiere of The Ring Saga with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh and Long Beach Opera.
Concert engagements include the Baltimore premiere of Song of the Shulamite with Handel Choir of Baltimore, Poulenc’s Gloria (KY), Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 and Zemlinsky’s Maiblumen blüten überall with Inscape (MD), Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri at the University of Maryland’s Schumann Festival and Argento’s Songs about Spring in the Art of Argento Festival at the University of Maryland, Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Vivaldi’s Gloria (PA), An Evening with Diba Alvi (TN) and An Evening of Arias, Songs & Duets with (Grammy Award winner) Michele Pertusi at the Pittsburgh Opera.
Dr. Alvi received her degrees from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland. Dr. Alvi teaches at the University of Maryland and the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She has also served as a member of the faculty for the Ezio Pinza Council for America Singers of Opera (Italy), the Young Artists of America’s Vocal Program (MD), the Vocal Arts Academy for High School Students (OH) and Opera Theater Summerfest (PA).