Diana Solomon-Glover’s artistic talents, showcased on the operatic stage, in concert, oratorio, recital, musical theater, cabaret, and on radio and television across the United States, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Central America, have long been devoted to serving humanitarian and social justice efforts. In her first outing as a librettist, her opera with composer Chandler Carter illuminates the heroism of Fannie Lou Hamer, a Mississippi sharecropper who challenged Jim Crow laws and selflessly fought for the right to vote during the Civil Rights Era.
This Little Light of Mine garnered rave reviews at its October 2022 Santa Fe Opera / Opera for All Voices premiere. A production at Kentucky Opera will follow in 2024. Also in 2022, she and composer, Carlos Castro, created The Promise, a 10-minute opera for Atlanta Opera’s 96-Hour Opera Project and she and composer, Maria Thompson Corley, were recipients of Opera America’s 2022 IDEA grant to develop a piece based on Civil Rights legend, Congressman John Lewis.
As producer and featured soloist of Project People Foundation’s “Celebration of Life” concerts, Solomon-Glover raised over $250,000 for programs benefiting South African children orphaned by AIDS. She was also a featured soloist for the Annual Gala of The Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to freeing wrongly incarcerated Americans. Solomon-Glover and singer/composer, Kristin Norderval, are co-owners of Reduta Deux, a not-for-profit dedicated to producing theatrical works that represent an unusual integration of vision and techniques whose subject matter reflects a broad human consciousness.