Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “radiant”, American mezzo Diana Tash made her Los Angeles debut recital at Zipper Concert Hall in April 2006 with Armen Guzelimian and at the Los Angeles Opera as Mercedes in Carmen under the baton of Placido Domingo in 2004. Ms. Tash performed with San Diego Opera in The Magic Flute in May 2006 and in the 2008 Magic Flute Production with Opera Pacific. Ms. Tash will make her Weill Recital Hall debut in December 2008 with Armen Guzelimian, again, as pianist and in January 2009 will perform Leonard Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony with the Akron, Ohio Symphony. Following this, Ms. Tash will perform the mezzo solo in Mendelssoh’s oratorio Elijah with the Los Angeles Master Chorale at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Other past notable performances have been with Long Beach Opera singing the role of Ariadne in L’abandon d’ariadne in Seven Small Operas as well as the role of Mastrilla in La Perichole. Ms. Tash covered the mezzo role in John Adam’s El Niño for the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2005. She performed at the Los Angeles Opera as a resident artist and was seen in numberous productions including Elektra, Der Rosenkavalier, Le Nozze di Figaro, Un Ballo in Maschera, Die Entfürung aus dem Serail, L’italiana in algeri and Cosí fan Tutte.
At the Alderburgh Festival in England, Ms. Tash was featured in Elegy for Young Lovers and The Rape of Lucretia. A popular Oratorio singer, featured performances include the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony in Lucas Foss’ Song of Songs; at the Aspen Music Festival with Mo. Lawrence Foster in Mozart’s Idomeneo and the Creation Mass with Mo. Joel Revzen. More recently, in 2007 with the Santa Barbara Chorale Society performing the Bach Magnificat and with them again singing the mezzo part in the Mozart Requiem in 2008.
A native of Los Angeles, Diana is a graduate of USC’s Flora L. Thorton School of Music and hold a Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music. She was a winner at the Metropolitan Opera’s Western Regional auditions, in addition to receiving numerous other awards. She resides in Los Angeles with her son Maxwell and husband Ronn.