Charity Tillemann-Dick

Denver, CO, United States

About Charity


Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick is an American born soprano who has performed across the United States, Europe and Asia in operas, concerts and musicals. She has been featured on CNN, GLAMOUR Magazine, PBS, BBC,,, The Washington Post, San Fransisco Chronicle, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Calcutta Times, and Times of London. An accomplished writer of word and song, she has been published through REUTERS, CNN, Yahoo News, The Denver Post, and she has written operas, musicals, chamber music and plays with music. Charity was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) in 2004. In 2009, she received a bilateral lung transplant. In her spare time, she serves as an advocate for organ donation and PH. Charity currently resides between New York City, Denver and Washington, DC.

Areas of Expertise

Opera/ Classical Singing, Music - Composition, Advocacy & activism, Writing, Speaker, Artist, Performing Arts, Acting & Theatre, Finding Joy

An idea worth spreading

"We need to stop letting disease divorce us from our dreams. When we do, we'll find that people don't just survive, we thrive."

Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, TEDMED2010

I'm passionate about

Music, medical innovation, happiness, kindness, my family, art, entertainment, interfaith collaboration, and the extraordinary abilities of ordinary people.

People don't know I'm good at

Accents. Actually, maybe they do... Hmmm...