“Something that made me sit up and marvel was D'Ana Lombard's performance.”
- Culture Map Houston
D’Ana Lombard, a New York native, completed her studies in music in 2012 receiving her Masters of Music from Mannes College in Manhattan. Upon leaving her college years she joined the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program with Los Angeles Opera from the 2012-2014 seasons. During her tenure at Los Angeles Opera Ms. Lombard had the opportunity to cover the title role in Massenet's Thaïs and sang Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor. Her Los Angeles house debut was singing Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly. While with Los Angeles Opera she had the pleasure to be conducted by Maestro James Conlon and also conducted by Maestro Placido Domingo singing the Butterfly Love Duet at a gala in Maestro Domingo’s honor. Following her young artisanship with Los Angeles, she joined the Houston Grand Opera Studio for the 2014-2016 seasons after winning first prize in the 2014 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. Her roles performed at Houston Grand Opera included The Water in The Little Prince, First Wood Nymph in Rusalka, First Lady in The Magic Flute and made her Houston house debut as Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly. The Houston Studio gave Ms. Lombard the opportunity to cover and learn from artists such as Ana María Martínez, Ailyn Pérez and the opportunity to work with and be conducted by Maestro Patrick Summers. Since her years as a young artist she has continued to sing across the country with various esteemed companies and orchestras.
Some of her performed roles include Mimí in La bohème with Wolf Trap Opera at the Filene Center with the National Symphony Orchestra, and Rosina in The Ghosts of Versailles with Wolf Trap Opera. Ms. Lombard created the role of Eva Crowley in the world premiere of Jack Perla’s An American Dream performed with Seattle Opera. Her role debut of Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro was with North Carolina Opera in 2017. She also sang Angel First Class in Houston Grand Opera’s production of Jake Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life. Other performances include Iris in Lee Hoiby’s The Tempest, the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and the title role in Suor Angelica. Off of the operatic stage Ms. Lombard has joined with Maestro Silian Kirov to perform Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder and Maestro Scott Terrell for the Verdi Requiem.
Ms. Lombard has received numerous awards including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Rohatyn Great Promise Award, the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Encouragement Award, the Gerda Lissner Foundation Encouragement Award, the Marcello Giordani Foundation Award in memory of Sergio Franchi, Second Prize Award in 2016 from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, and a 2015 Sara Tucker Study Grant.
Ms. Lombard is a current resident of Gig Harbor, Washington.