|Diane di Stasio
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Web site: http://www.myspace.com/dianedistasio
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In the world of Classical music there are many incredible voices. Few, if any, are able to distinguish themselves as capable of cross-pollinating the Classical world with the world of Popular music. But that’s not the case with Diane di Stasio. Her eclectic voice merges synchronistically into the music of the common man. Her unique style and powerful voice resound from her classical training, and yet weaves like a tapestry through the music of pop, jazz, and today’s urban offerings. Diane calls her music… pOpera!
Diane grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating from high school she obtained full scholarships first to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and then to the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where she studied classical music. Because of her love for language and foreign culture, Diane sings in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Latin.
Diane has graced the stages of the San Francisco Opera, the Los Angeles Music Center, the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the North Shore Music Theater in Massachusetts, as well as the stages in Turino, Italy; Cannes, France; and Geneva, Switzerland.
Diane was honored to sing at a Presidential Inauguration as well as perform for many high profile multi-artist events in several cities across America. Her voice has been heard in many television commercials including a Super Bowl ad for Diet Pepsi, with the legendary Ray Charles.
With her latest project Diane has been able to realize some of her own musical vision and dreams…embracing divergent elements of style from the worlds of pop and opera. “I have always wanted to bridge the gap between two worlds that seem like polar opposites – blending the refined sounds of opera with the street sounds of urban life,” says Diane. I love the idea of a pure ethereal vocal line layered on top of earthy hip-hop and trace rhythms blended with beautiful, mysterious melodies that weave through the soul.”
Diane di Stasio’s timeless and haunting voice indelibly marks all who hear, making her a compelling world- class artist.