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Diana Syrse is a composer and singer from Mexico City. Her music is characterized by an influence of jazz, rock, fusion, traditional music from around the globe and avant-garde as well as the use of non-Western instruments, theatrical elements, and electronics. Her focus is on musical composition for new musical theatre, opera, staged concerts and interdisciplinary collective creations. On several occasions, her music is performed by herself in collaboration with other ensembles, choirs, and orchestras. As a singer Diana has studied bel canto, extended vocal techniques, jazz and improvisation and specializes in exploring different approaches to the composition and interpretation of new musical theater. 

Composing and singing / Commission / Neuköllner Oper and the Humboldt Forum - Berlin

August 23, 2021

Commission from the Neuköllner Oper Berlin to write a new opera to be presented at the Humboldt Forum in 2021. Participation as composer and performer. Libretto written by Eva Hibernia and John von Düffel. Premiere at the Humboldt Forum, Berlin.

Residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris

October 31, 2020

It is a delight to announce I have been awarded a fellowship for a six months residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris given by the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.

Read the article by the newspaper "El Universal" 

Composing and singing / Commission / Juilliard New Music Ensemble - New York

April 12, 2020

Guest artist at the Juilliard School of Music. Writing a piece for voice, electronics and chamber orchestra with a text by the author and stage director Aleksi Barrière performed by Diana Syrse and the Juilliard New Music Ensemble. Premiere at the Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York.

Composing / Commission by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería

August 07, 2020

Commission to write a piece for symphony orchestra for the celebration of the 100 Years of Mexican Revolution. Premiere: 8.8. and 9.8.2020 at the Nezahualcóyotl Hall by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto

Roundtable / Oper. Next Generation / Vienna State Opera

December 13, 2019

Taking part at the roundtable "Opera Next Generation" that will take place on 14 December at 3 pm in the Teesalon at the Vienna State Opera. This discussion will offer four young composers who have already successfully dedicated themselves to this genre the opportunity to talk about their work.

Colección de Realidades / Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra - Michigan

March 20, 2020

Colección de Realidades will be performed by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at the Michigan Theater. The program also include pieces by Arturo Márquez, Roberto Sierra and Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story

Composing and singing / Children´s opera Brüte! - Hamburg

October 29, 2019

A new musical theater performed and composed in collaboration with Sven Kacirek and Fhunyue Gao. Directed by Ela Bauman. Concept by Stephan von Löwis. Commissioned by Kinderkinder - Klangfest Hamburg. Presentations on 10., 11., 12.5.2019 at the Klangfest and 30.-31.10.2019 at the Tonali Saal

Foto © Anna Schaeflein

Dr. Alici / Münchner Kammerspiele - Munich

October 23, 2019

Composed the music for the theater piece "Dr. Alici" by Olga Bach. Directed by Ersan Mondtag. Premiere on 24th of January 2019 at the Münchner Kammerspiele. 31.1., 6.2., 14.2., 23.2.2019.

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Residency at the Sansusi Festival - Latvia

August 07, 2020

Residency at the Sansusi Festival in Sansusi, Latvia. Developing a new musical theater project with MEMBRA collective. August 2020

Member of the artists agency Schaefersphilippen

May 31, 2019

I am very glad to announce that I am now part of the artists agency Schaefersphilippen. 

Foto © Astrid Ackermann


2019 Opera creation workshop, Festival Aix-en-Provence - France

June 25, 2019

The Opera Creation Workshop is open each year to young creators from all disciplines and is a place for reflection and discussion on artistic opera-related issues. This workshop seeks to define current values of opera and the tasks it will assume in the future. A process of reflection will take place, focusing equally on opera performance today and on the multidisciplinary aspects that it encompasses. The French composer Pascal Dusapin, Medeamaterial created in 1991 at La Monnaie in Bruxelles and Perelà, Uomo di fumo created in 2003 in Opéra Bastille, will be in charge of leading this workshop.

Composing and singing / Diana Syrse and The Babylon Orchestra Soloists Berlin - Neuss

May 11, 2019

Singing with the Babylon Orchestra Soloists conducted and directed by composer and violinist Mischa Tangian. A concert with fusion of oriental, world music and classic with traditional songs. Supported by the Musikkulturen Program of NRW. Germany. Photo: Klaus Hensen

Composing and singing / Commission / Die Nacht der Seeigel / Staatsoper Hamburg - Hamburg

May 10, 2019

Commission from the Staatsoper Hamburg to compose the opera "Die Nacht der Seeigel" ("The night of the sea urchins") for the Opera Stabile with composers Huihui Cheng and Mischa Tangian participating as well as a singer with the musicians of the Philharmonischen Staatsorchesters Hamburg. Text by Luize Kautz, Martin Mutschler, Evarts Melaksnis and Christina Pfrötschner. A creation of the Akademie Musiktheater heute 2016-2018 of the Deutsche Bank Stiftung. Presentations at the Opera Stabile: 2., 4. ,5., 7., 9., 11.5.2019.

Commission / Clarinetist Alejandro Moreno - Mexico City

August 01, 2019

Commission to write the piece "The Dialectic of the Erotes" (High Cupid, The Suffering of Neoliberal Love, Postgender Himeros and Transnational Pathos) for bass-clarinet and string quartet by Alejandro Moreno to be recorded on his new album. Commission supported by FONCA (Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes) Mexico​. 

Òpera & Dona - Conference in Barcelona, Spain

April 12, 2019

Invited to participate at the Òpera & Dona, conferences on the presence of women in creation and direction in the performing arts​ ("Òpera & Dona. Jornadas profesionales sobre la presencia femenina en la creación y dirección en las artes escénicas") in Barcelona Spain. Talking about my work and experience and discussing with other artists about the new generation of women in opera. April 13th from 15:00-17:00. Sede de la SGAE en Catalunya (Passeig de Colom, 6)

Guest artist at the International Music Festival Darwin Vargas - Chile

October 05, 2018

Invited as a guest artist to the XV International Music Festival Darwin Vargas in Valparaíso, Chile. Conference, concert and teaching at the Universidad de Valparaíso. Residence from the 7th to the 14th of October 2018.

Akademie Musiktheater heute - Deutsche Bank Stiftung

October 22, 2018

Award given by the Akademie Musiktheater heute 2016-2018 of the Deutsche Bank Stiftung (Frankfurt). The scholarship will cover sessions and workshops with professionals in different opera houses in Europe  along with other 14 young artists and will result in a final production at the Staatsoper Hamburg.

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