Charity Tillemann-Dick was a soprano who appeared on opera and concert stages around the world. Her roles included Titania in "A Midsummer's Night Dream," Gilda in "Rigoletto" and Violetta in "La Traviata."

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Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick was an American-born soprano. She performed across the United States, Europe, and Asia in venues as diverse as The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio; Il Giardino Di Boboli in Florence, Italy; The National Symphony Hall in Budapest, Hungary; The Tel Aviv Opera House in Israel; and the American Embassy in Beijing, China. She studied music at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University and the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.

Tillemann-Dick collaborated and performed with noted conductors and musicians Bruno Rigacci, Joella Jones, Marvin Hamlisch, Bono, Zoltán Kocsis, Joan Dornemann, Eva Marton and former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. Some of her operatic roles included Titania in A Midsummer's Night Dream, Gilda in Rigoletto and Violetta in La Traviata. She performed for presidents, prime ministers, members of Congress and world dignitaries. Her performances have been broadcast around the world on the BBC, IRA, Bartok Radio, MTV, PBS and NPR.

Tillemann-Dick served as the national spokesperson for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, working to raise awareness, increase federal research funding, expand stem cell research and promote preventative and alternative medicine.


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