Bio – Diana Cantrelle,  Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano   

Diana Cantrelle is at home in opera, oratorio, TV & film.  Critical reviews say, “ Cantrelle is Carmen…sounds & looks great in the role…superb acting & singing”,  “her deep rich voice gives new meaning to the words and her voice has vibrant vocal color & style” , “ Cantrelle’s interpretation of French repertoire, Verdi & Oratorio provides high points to performances where she shows delicate vocal warmth as well as her acting talent.” “As Amneris – Cantrelle sings with a focused thrillingly impressive sound.”  “She gives is a powerful performance, with great emotion & passion.”

Diana Cantrelle has performed at the Hippodrome Theatre, Vocalypse Productions – Nova Scotia, Canada; The Lyric – Baltimore, Wolf Trap, Peabody Opera Theatre, Kennedy Center,  

Washington Savoyards, L’Alliance Française, Divertimento Orchestra – Canada; Silesian State Theatre -Czech Republic, Cincinnati Opera, Capitol Operas NY & PA; Amici Opera – Philadelphia, Townsend Opera Players, Pittsburgh Undercroft Opera, Opera Santa Barbara,  Opera Pacific, Pacific Symphony, Opus Concert Theatre.  


Recent works include: Leonora La Favorita, MotherAmahl & the Night Visitors, Contralto Soloist – Bach Christmas Oratorio; Witch – Hänsel und Gretel, AmnerisAÏDA, Sir Roderick VenomJolly Roger, The American Prize for Opera & Oratorio Semi-Finalist 2017-18; CarmenCarmen-Vive la Liberté,  Vive la France – A Celebration of France & Friendship CD Release/Recital 2017;  Madame Flora  (Baba) The Medium, AdalgisaNorma.  

Miss Cantrelle studies voice with Dr. John Van Cura and Carmen Balthrop

Voice Over – Melissa Leebaert. 

Coaches with Susan Morton, Dr. Michael Adcock, Dr. François Loup & William Sharp. 

She studies acting with Tom Todoroff,  John Astin,  Roger Brunyate  &  Garnett Bruce.

Cantrelle has a Masters Degree in Voice Performance/Vocal Pedagogy with minor Composition Studies from Peabody Conservatory of Music  –  2012.    Visit my site for sound clips  &  updates!   –  Live performance clips!


Professional Affiliations:

Screen Actors Guild,  American Guild of Musical Artists  &   

Actors Equity Association