Soprano Diana DiMarzio frequently appears on theatre, opera, and concert stages around the world. On Broadway, Ms. DiMarzio performed the role of Annie Dummermut in The Visit, opposite Chita Rivera and the late Roger Rees. The Visit, the final Broadway musical written by the Tony-winning team of Kander and Ebb, with a book by Terrance McNally, garnered 5 Tony Award Nominations. Additional Broadway engagements include the role of the Beggar Woman in the critically acclaimed, Tony Award-winning revival of Sweeney Todd, which she performed opposite Patti LuPone and Michael Cerveris under the Tony Award-winning Director John Doyle. Ms. DiMarzio performed the role to critical acclaim; Opera News declared “DiMarzio does impressive instantaneous transitions between vulgar and soulful” and Variety hailed that “Diana DiMarzio has striking moments as the Beggar Woman”. Ms. DiMarzio even received personal acclaim from Stephen Sondheim when he thanked her for “singing the role as I originally had intended!” She has since reprised the role across the country in the first national tour, performing at theaters such as San Francisco’s ACT and the Ahmanson in LA. Additionally, Ms. DiMarzio performed as the Beggar Woman in Virginia Opera’s production of Sweeney Todd, directed by Ron Daniels, the co-author of the stage adaptation that inspired the famed musical; and performed the role with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester in Munich, Germany for their 60th Anniversary Jubilee concert under the baton of Ulf Schirmer. Recently, she reprised the role of Beggar Woman in Michigan Opera Theater’s presentation of Sweeney Todd. In the 2021-22 season, she performed as Jack’s Mother in Into the Woods at Annapolis Opera. [read more...]
"...impressive, instantaneous transitions..." – Opera News
Sweeney Todd – "DiMarzio does impressive, instantaneous transitions between vulgar and soulful, and she widens her vibrato to great effect as the character's insanity increases over the course of the show. Her last, plaintive "Hey, don't I know you, Mister" is hair-raising."
“...DiMarzio stands out..." – The Boston Globe
Ten Cents a Dance – “DiMarzio stands out with her brassy, to-hell-with-convention gusto…"
“...DiMarzio's vocal quality is distinct..." – Broadway World
Ten Cents a Dance – “DiMarzio's vocal quality is distinct from the others and her rendition of "You're Nearer" has a little echo of Judy Garland…”