Ms. Walker's music education began at an early age.
Since her father was a professional opera singer, she grew up hearing the sounds
of great opera and great operatic voices. In school she played clarinet in
the band and sang in the choir. She rebelled from the classic repertoire
by singing and playing keyboards in a rock band. After a time she returned to
the classic style by joining the Springfield Illinois Symphony Chorus.
More recently Diedra has been studying voice production and operatic literature
with her father. In January of 2006, Diedra joined the cast of The Night
Harry Stopped Smoking as part of Rimrock Opera's outreach program, touring
schools around Montana and northern Wyoming. In 2007 she made her main
stage appearance as a guest soloist in Rimrock Opera's production of Die
Fledermaus. Diedra sang the role of Dorabella in RO’s 2007 Così fan tutte.
Immediately following The Marriage of Figaro, Miss Walker will join
the cast of The Night Harry Stopped Smoking for tour phase 5.
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