LAINIE DIAMOND, MEZZO-SOPRANO / ALTO
SOLOIST/ACTOR

REPERTOIRE & COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS
*Contact Lainie for full soloist and performance listings*

ROLES PERFORMED Highlights
Bellangère, Ariane et Barbe-Bleue, Dukas, The American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, Conductor, David Geffen Hall, New York City

Lady 3, The Secret Agent, Michael Dellaira, Center for Contemporary Opera, New York City

Mercedes, Carmen (scenes) Bizet, One World Symphony, Sung Jin Hong, Conductor, New York City

Hansel, Hansel and Gretel, Humperdinck, The New Orleans Opera,
MetroPelican Opera Education Tour, Carol Rausch, Music Director

Shifrah, Moses, My Love, Paul Dick, Off-Broadway debut, The Judith Anderson Theatre, New York City

Katchen, Werther, Massenet, The New Orleans Opera,

Flora, Pretty Baby, Hugh McElyea, Le Petit Thèâtre du Vieux Carré, New Orleans (Premiere) John Pascoe, Director, Set, Costume Designer

Cherubino, Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart

Julie, Show Boat, J. Kern, The Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Dennis Assaf, New Orleans

The Witch, Into the Woods, Sondheim, The Rivertown Repertory Theatre,
New Orleans, LA (*Theatre Star Award and Storer Boone Best Supporting Actress nomination)

Lucy Brown, The Three Penny Opera, Weill, Loyola University Theater

CLASSICAL SOLOIST AND CANTOR, MUSIC DIRECTION, Highlights and ONGOING:

Taizé Prayer Services at The Chapel of St. Basil, Houston:
Music, Liturgy and Art Directed by Lainie Diamond;
Joined by UST Campus Ministry, Marc Rosenberg, Classical guitar and Max Dyer, Cello:

For Evening Taizé music Prayer Services at The Chapel of St. Basil, University of St. Thomas,
Sponsored by Campus Ministry

Cantor and Soloist in the Archdiocese of Galveston- Houston churches for English and Spanish Masses, weddings, funerals and religious services, including at:
Co-Cathedral of The Sacred Heart: Spanish Masses; Mass with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo; St. Theresa Catholic Church, Memorial Park

Cantor/Soloist in the Archdiocese of New York, and Diocese of Brooklyn- Serving Brooklyn and Queens:

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City
Msgr. Anthony Dalla Villa, Rector
Cantor; Cathedral Soloist; Guest Soloist
2008 Msgr. Anthony Dalla Villa Annual Memorial Mass, Guest Soloist
Cathedral Soloist and Cantor leading the large cathedral masses with the rector, priests, and cardinal for masses including: Weekend masses; including 10:15am Sunday with the Cardinal and Cathedral Choir; Christmas, Thanksgiving, Holy Thursday, Firefighter’s Mass, Special Needs masses; Weddings and Funerals Soloist.

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Park Slope, Brooklyn
Co-Music Director, and Cantor/Soloist singing hundreds of English and Spanish funerals, weddings and Music Liturgy programming for the masses: 2003-2010.

St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Brooklyn Heights, New York City
Cantor and Soloist
Including singing many Weekday live televised masses, broadcast on The Prayer Channel, NYC, from St. James Cathedral-Basilica.

ONGOING: PROFESSIONAL FUNERAL and WEDDING SOLOIST for Funeral/Memorial Services/Weddings/Events and Sacred Services:

• Funeral Soloist for hundreds of funeral and memorial services at churches and funeral homes for people of all Christian, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

• Wedding Soloist for weddings and special religious services for Christian churches of all denominations; Temples and sacred services.

CONCERT and ORCHESTRAL REPERTOIRE PERFORMED
(Selected list)

HANDEL, G. F.
Messiah (Highlights of performances include with The Symphony Chorus of New Orleans and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, first classical performance in New Orleans after Katrina, Steven Edwards, conductor) Choral Society of Pensacola, Xiaolun Chen, Conductor
Hercules
Numerous solo arias performed in concert as Guest soloist

BACH
Magnificat (Middletown City Chorale, at The Paramount Theatre, New York)
Solo arias performed in concert/Guest soloist

MOZART
Requiem (The Choral Society of Pensacola, Xiaolun Chen, Conductor)
Vesperae solennes de Confessore
Numerous solo arias performed as Guest soloist

MENDELSSOHN
Elijah (The Oratorio Society of Queens, David Close, Conductor)

RUTTER, John
Feel the Spirit (Connecticut Master Chorale, Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor)

BECKER, Chris
Songs performed live and also recorded for concerts (Including the recorded Singing Voice of the Fairy Godmother in choreographer Rachel Cohen's Racoco Productions, Dance-Theater work 'If the shoe fits' at Walkerspace, SOHO, and the Winter Garden-World Financial Center, NYC (NY Times’ Top 10 Dance Performances of ‘05-John Rockwell)

~ Jil Guyon's film 'Widow': Lincoln Center Dance on Film Festival 2014 and Currently touring international film festivals.

WEILL, Kurt
Songs performed in concert/shows, New York City (Performances with the Classical/Jazz quartet 'The Four Bags' include at BAM Cafe, Cornelia Street Cafe, St. Mark's Place, various venues, NYC. Recorded "Alabama Song", K. Weill, arr. Chris Becker for Four Bags' debut CD.

McCLURE, Glenn
St. Francis in the Americas- A Caribbean Mass (Connecticut Master Chorale)

TALLIS, Thomas
Spem in Alium, Alto 2, Choir 2 solo voice line of the 40 solo voice epic Renaissance motet (Houston Chamber Choir)

CARISSIMI
Arias in concert (The New York Continuo Collective)

CAMPION
Songs in concert (The New York Continuo Collective)

FERRABOSCO
The Masque of Beauty: Arias in concert (The New York Continuo Collective)

LAWES
Songs in concert

ROSSI, Luigi (Seattle Academy of Baroque Opera, Stephen Stubbs, Artistic Director)
Arias in concert

HIGHLIGHTS of SOLOIST ENSEMBLE EXPERIENCE

Lincoln Center, David Geffen Hall; Alice Tully Hall; Carnegie Hall, and venues, New York City
Professional soloist ensemble: The New York Choral Artists:

Singing with the New York Philharmonic for numerous performances for over 10 years. Joseph Flummerfelt, Conductor/Musical Director. Singing also with The Concert Chorale of New York, and The New York Virtuoso Singers.

Concerts with The New York Philharmonic under conductors including Maazel, Kurt Masur, Mehta, Muti, Marriner, Gardiner, Glass, McGegan.

*Masterworks performed numerous times include: Beethoven 9th Symphony, Missa Solemnis; Mahler Resurrection; Handel Messiah; Mozart Requiem, Mass in C; Brahms Requiem; Tippet; Taverner; Mendelssohn; Bach; Stravinsky; Debussy; Rachmaninoff; Numerous Operas in concert;

*PBS Live From Lincoln Center films and recordings with the NY Choral Artists and The NY Philharmonic, Kurt Masur, Conductor, include:
'The Brahms Requiem for 9/11’
John Adams’ ‘On the Transmigration of Souls’ Nonesuch Records (Grammys)
‘Special: 30 years of Live from Lincoln Center’ (PBS)


Awards and Honors (selected):
Theatre Star Award and Storer Boone Best Supporting Actress nom. for role as The Witch in Into The Woods, New Orleans, LA
The Outstanding Contribution To Musical Theatre Award, The Paideia School, Atlanta, GA
Seventeen Magazine Runway Model Search Winner, Atlanta, GA