Diana Soviero has won international acclaim in leading opera houses worldwide including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Vienna Staatsoper, Théâtre national de l’Opéra de Paris, the new Opéra de Paris Bastille, as well as in South America and Australia. Born in the United States, Diana Soviero began her career in 1980 as Leïla in Les Pêcheurs de perles at the New York City Opera where she also sang Violetta, Mimì, Nedda, Marguerite in Faust, and Micaëla in Carmen. L’Opéra de Montréal opened its 1990-1991 season with Diana Soviero singing her first ever performance as the title character of Adriana Lecouvreur. During the course of the 1991-1992 season, she received great praise singing the roles of the three heroines in Il Trittico at the Dallas Opera. In 1992-1993, she performed Cio-Cio-San, Nedda, and for the first time, La Bohème’s Musetta at the Met. Diana Soviero inaugurated Covent Garden’s 1993-1994 season singing Cio-Cio-San. She appeared as Butterfly in a new production at l’Opéra de Paris Bastille (directed by Bob Wilson) and at the Metropolitan. Plans for the 1995-96 season included two significant debuts in important roles: Santuzza in a new production of Cavalleria rusticana staged by Antonio Pappano with the Berlin Staatsoper, and the title role of a new production of Giordano’s Fedora with L’Opéra de Montréal.