Vocalist - Tenor
Acclaim
RPO performs "Carmen"

"...tenor Dinyar Vania pulled off the delicate balancing act of José without a hitch.

José is a man of contradictions: a seemingly disciplined soldier who quickly crumbles under the weight of his own impulses, he can be both explosive and tender, stubborn yet sensitive, quietly brooding one moment and erratic the next...To that end, Vania was believable without being histrionic, and honest without being cloying."

Daniel J. Kushner, Rochester City Newspaper
Syracuse Opera's captivating production of 'Madama Butterfly' completes a brilliant season

"With...Dinyar Vania singing the tenor lead, we can be glad of every note the composer wrote for the role of U. S. Naval Lt. B. F. Pinkerton. Vania's fluid voice moves effortlessly through the score with consistency and power in every register... Vania sings a thrilling 'Dovunque al mondo' early in Act I... In [Act III], we hear a full measure of Vania's vocal passion when he sings the aria expressing his remorse for abandoning his Japanese wife."

Linda Loomis, Syracuse.com
Before Night Falls - Florida Grand Opera

"As Ovidio, the tenor Dinyar Vania manages an effective and convincing transformation from elegant literary aristocrat to hollow-eyed prisoner broken by the authorities."

David Flashler, South Florida Classical Review
La Fanciulla del West - Opera Omaha

“Dinyar Vania, who sang the role of the Duke in last season’s Opera Omaha production of Rigoletto, was her Dick Johnson. Vania’s voice seems well suited for Puccini: his lower range has warmth and his high notes are bright and ringing.”

Kevin Hanrahan, Opera News
Opera Roanoke brings tragic romance of 'La Traviata' to life

"Dinyar Vania’s passionately handsome Alfredo and [the] beautifully warm-toned Germont match fine voices with equally fine characterizations."

Gordon Marsh, Roanoke Times
Superb talent in Utah Opera’s Tosca

“Vania did a convincing job as Cavaradossi.... Powerful ...”

Sara Neal, Utah Review
Dramatic production of 'Tosca' ushers in new era for Opera Grand Rapids

“Tenor Dinyar Vania, as handsome as a matinee idol, was a picture perfect romantic lead. He held his own defiantly against Scarpia but swooned indulgently for Tosca. His cries of ‘victory’ at the news of Napoleon’s defeat were awesome. His Act III aria, ‘E lucevan le stelle,’ ripe with despair, would melt any heart.”

Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk, Grand Rapids Press
RIGOLETTO -- Opera Omaha

“The Duke was effectively sung by tenor Dinyar Vania.... His performance of ‘Parme veder le lagrime’ and ‘La donna è mobile’ commendably displayed the Duke’s strength of will and his chauvinism.”

Kevin Hanrahan, Opera News
Opera Colorado's "Butterfly" suffers in all the right ways

“As for the heartless American, he’s personified by Dinyar Vania soundly enough to illicit a few boos at the curtain call. They're jeers of love, of course, and he deserves them. His voice is impressive, top to bottom, and the leads complement each other well.”

Ray Mark Rinaldi, Denver Post
Upstate, Not Upstaged

“She [Butterfly] and Dinyar Vania (Pinkerton) were well matched in the Act I love duet.”

Heidi Waleson, Wall Street Journal
High and Low

“Dinyar Vania, as the American officer Pinkerton, has a warm voice that … blended well with the other principals – and he created a fully engaging character.”

B.A. Nilsson, Metroland
A viv, dynamic Butterfly

“Tenor Dinyar Vania has an attractive timbre and the power that could be used to simply bulldoze his way through the role of Pinkerton but instead shows a very nice degree of finesse and nuance.”

Michael Johnson, ConcertoNet.com
So Much Doomed Passion: 'An American Tragedy' and More at Glimmerglass

“The tenor Dinyar Vania, as the callous Pinkerton, was nuanced in a role that can be monochromatic.”

Zachary Woolfe, New York Times
Puccini's 'Madame Butterfly' soars to perfection at Glimmerglass Festival

“Syracuse native Dinyar Vania … is flawless as the handsome, affable but insensible bridegroom.... Vania’s tenor flows like warm honey over Puccini's gorgeous melodies.”

Linda Loomis, Syracuse Post-Standard
Virginia Opera's colorful 'Carmen' fills the house in Fairfax

“As Carmen’s hapless lover, Don José, tenor Dinyar Vania somehow was capable of producing real sympathy for perhaps the least sympathetic tenor hero in the world of opera. Unable to hold onto the lover-hungry Carmen for more than a few months, his passion descends into the pathetic, as Carmen is fully capable of moving on while he is not. Mr. Vania brings off this transition well, with a strong, sturdy, yet increasingly uncertain delivery that matches the descent of his character.”

Terry Ponick, Communities Digital News
Virginia Opera seduces with cast, production values
“Tenor Dinyar Vania was Don Jose, the upper-class military man whose fatal attraction to Carmen leads to his downfall and her death. Strong as both singer and actor, he had a particularly impressive Act 2 aria.”
Lee Teply, Virginian-Pilot
Virginia Opera's CARMEN is a passionate & exhilerating experience
“Dinyar Vania as Don Jose runs the complete gamut of the emotions from stoic military man to deranged lunatic.... The opera is simply perfect.”
David Beloff, Hampton Roads
Lyric Opera Baltimore
“As Cavaradossi, Dinyar Vania made his mark with a consistently virile sound, clarity of articulation and … a sensitive way of sculpting a line. The tenor also proved to be a natural, unfussy actor.”
Tim Smith, Opera News
'Tosca' at Lyric Opera Baltimore

“Dinyar Vania [Cavaradossi] has an equally soulful voice and plays brilliantly opposite … Tosca. His moving aria ‘E lucevan le stelle’ which flows with pristine beauty into ‘O dolci mani’ draws forth tears of pure heartache as he confesses his final love to the absent Tosca. A dynamic character, Vania is the perfect fit for the role; matching Tosca passionate note for passionate note. It is a brilliant way to start the operatic season at The Lyric.”

Amanda Gunther, DC Metro
Minnesota Opera's 'Manon' rocks
“As the hapless des Grieux, Manon’s fervid lover, Dinyar Vania is that rare thing: a tasteful tenor. Vania has the vocal heft and musical intelligence the role requires — not to mention an imposing physique.”
Larry Fuchsberg, Minneapolis Star-Tribune
'Manon Lescaut' review: Minnesota Opera captures Puccini's passion
“Borne aloft by the powerful and intensely expressive voices of Kelly Kaduce and Dinyar Vania as the lovers at the center of the story, it’s a staging that captures well the class conflicts that propel Antoine-Francois Prevost’s novel.... Kaduce brings out the kid in Manon, making her immaturity and impetuousness fairly forgivable, while Vania’s des Grieux brings a believable subtlety to a lover wrestling with devotion and betrayal.”
Rob Hubbard, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Spoleto Festival USA/Mese Mariano and Le Villi
“Roberto, played here by tenor Dinyar Vania, inherits money, goes to the city and meets a ‘siren’ who corrupts him with her ‘offensive orgies’ (as the supertitles put it). Their strong voices blended well in the one long duet.”
Larry Toppman, Opera News
Opera Offers Satisfying Night of Great Singing
“The terrific tenor Dinyar Vania, as Roberto, sang with a robust but focused tone. He, too, enjoys the ability to stretch across his range with a certain consistency. His high notes rang clear.”
Charleston Post and Courier
Sadness and madness in Mese Mariano and Le Villi
“Tenor Dinyar Vania was spectacularly effective as Roberto with a clarion top end, and more than enough vocal oomph to keep up.”
Lindsay Koob, Charleston City Paper
Twisty 'Tosca' a terrific showcase for Pensacola Opera
“Thomson and Vania … move us with their powerful vocals, but equally so with their skills in portraying the poignant drama of lovers being torn apart by dark forces. … Another aria highlight takes place in Act III with Vania’s superb rendering of ‘E lucevan le stelle’ (And the stars shone).”
Andy Metzger, Pensacola News Journal
RPO's "Exquisite Puccini"
“The show-stopper of the night was tenor Dinyar Vania, singing excerpts from ‘La Boheme’ by Giacomo Puccini. Vania’s voice is sensational. Vania filled the entire hall in a seemingly effortless manner, while communicating the depth of the emotion called for by the score. How can we not have heard of him before? He is young. He is working his way along. But do not underestimate his potential. I recommend that you get to hear him on Saturday night, as it is only a matter of time before his career carries him into plum roles and venues in the world of opera.”
Paloma Capanna, Rochester City Newspaper
"Butterfly" soars in Lyric Opera's season opener
“Dinyar Vania was extraordinary in the complicated role of Pinkerton. The facility and dependability of his high range were remarkable. In ‘Dovunque al mondo’ and ‘Amore o grillo,’ Vania was powerful, nimbly answering the call to move between recitative and aria. At first, Vania’s Pinkerton is perfectly flippant and cavalier, just careless enough to allow the audience to despise his recklessness. But Vania fashioned a persona that left room for interpretation, and he also communicates signs of humility and humanity. Both ‘Viene la sera’ and ‘Bimba dagli occhi’ depict Pinkerton sort of acting across the boundaries of good and evil, and he sings of love, somewhat convincingly, as if he knows the extent of its powers and its dangers (especially in ‘Addio, fiorito asil,’ as he admits to his cowardice with such raw emotion). Although the audience was sort of shell-shocked by Butterfly’s final moments, so that she was all they could think about during the curtain calls, the neglect of Vania in those moments does not reflect the impact he made on this production.”
Sarah Tyrrell, KCMetropolis.org
Caballero triumphs in Lyric's lush production of 'Madama Butterfly'
“Fine voices in this production include tenor Dinyar Vania as Pinkerton.”
Robert Trussell, Kansas City Star
Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra's "La Boheme" sparkles
"Particularly lovely were the performances of tenor Dinyar Vania as Rodolfo and soprano Inna Dukach as Mimi, who were nearly flawless. A large and appreciative audience offered sustained applause on those famous first-act arias, Vania's rendition of 'What a Cold Little Hand' and Dukach's turn on 'Yes, They Call Me Mimi.'"
David N. Dunkle, Patriot-News
Carmen
"Tenor Dinyar Vania in the role of Don José also made his Lyric Opera debut. Vania commanded his climactic lines with masterful expression and powerful volume. The letter duet between Don José and Micaela, played by Soprano Alyson Cambridge, was a lyrical highlight of the entire performance."
Sue Patterson, Present Magazine
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