My name is James Dietsch - a retired dramatic baritone who enjoyed a long international career performing at all the major opera houses and festivals of the world. I sang with great colleagues such as Lucine Amara, Lando Bartolini, Carlo Bergonzi, Bianca Berini, Grace Bumbry, Franco Corelli, Jerome Hines, Christiaan Johansson, Luciano Pavarotti, Teresa Kubiak, Ermanno Mauro, James McCracken, Leona Mitchell, Anna Moffo, Roberta Peters, Jan Peerce, George Shirley, Diana Soviero, Linda Roark-Strummer, Renata Tebaldi, Richard Tucker, Astrid Varnay, Mara Zampieri, and many others. Before I became a professional opera singer I assisted Austrian conductor Karl Böhm at the Vienna State Opera for one season, intending to pursue a career as an opera and orchestral conductor, but instead found my niche as a singer.
In 2002 I founded my own management agency: "Dietsch Artists International."
Dietsch Artists International represents some of the finest opera singers and talents in today’s world of opera. We work to build careers and broaden the possibilities to help our artists gain worldwide representation. At this moment we have six offices in the world market collaborating under the umbrella of Dietsch International Associates Ltd.
We work with young artists to give them direction and guidance at the beginning of their careers. We represent conductors and stage directors and we are beginning to develop a select roster of composers to bring new works and new music to the stage and the concert hall.
My associates and I are currently working on establishing the American National Opera Company primarily as a touring company, but with the eventual goal of establising a home base at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center next to the Metropolitan Opera. Dietsch International Associates Ltd. is the parent company of both Dietsch Artists International and the American National Company.
Dietsch Artists International is rising to meet the challenges of constantly evolving standards and practices in our industry. Please browse our website frequently to find new and experienced artists.