DPharm: Disruptive Innovations Speakers
Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick
Soprano, Composer and Patient Presenter
“Up and coming soprano” (GLAMOUR) Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick has a varied career, spanning opera, concert, musical, academic and political stages across the globe. Of Charity’s recent Lincoln Center debut, one reviewer wrote of the many grammy winners on stage, “One singer stood out: Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick who… performed one of the most amazing performances I’ve ever heard” noting her “Crystal clear” voice. When she opened TEDMED, Charity was praised for her “Exquisite” (ABC news) and “Powerful” (Wall Street Journal) voice that ” … Captivated the audience” (CNN). Charity has shared the stage with conductors Bruno Rigacci, Zoltan Kocsis, Marvin Hamlisch and talents like Jessye Norman, Eva Marton, Patti LaBelle, Joshua Bell, Bono, Condoleeza Rice and others. Concert highlights include The Rose Theater, Severance Hall, the Kennedy Center, the National Palace of the Arts in Budapest, Central City Opera House. Recent roles include Titania in a Mid Summers Night Dream, Gilda in Rigoletto and Violetta in La Traviata. Her performances have been broadcast on PBS, the BBC, NPR, MTV, BARTOK Radio, CNN, MSNBC, FOX news, RAI and elsewhere. She has performed extensively in concert across Europe, Asia and the United States. A prolific composer, Charity writes opera, operetta and musicals. She has performed for numerous presidents, prime ministers, secretary generals of the UN, royalty and other world, media, religious and social leaders.
Charity served as a spokes person for the PHA, Airline Ambassadors and has extensive legislative, electoral and non-profit experience. She served as a representative to the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, an expert witness to the US Congress, shepherded numerous pieces of legislation through state houses and the US Congress. Charity currently blogs with her sisters at fivetdsisters.blogspot.com and for the Huffington Post. She lives between New York City, Denver and Washington, DC.