Diego Torre, has impressed audiences no just with his performances of Verdi, Puccini and Verismo repertoire, but also because his unic and powerful tenor voice full of flexibility.
Mr. Torre is a two-year graduate of the Domingo’s - Thornton Young Artist's program from LA Opera at Los Angeles, where he made his company debut as Don José in Carmen. He was then engaged for the 2009/2010 season at The Metropolitan Opera (N.Y) to play the Messenger in Aida and Federico in Stiffelio.
He was invited to perform at Wolf Trap (Virginia) in the summer of 2009 as Rodolfo in La bohème, where The Washington Times said of his performance,
“His passion was real, his heartbreak was immense, and his commanding, gloriously sculpted instrument makes him an up-and-coming talent to be watched.”
Since then, Mr. Torre has made his signature role as Cavaradossi in Tosca around the world, which includes Boston Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Australia, Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), Savonlinna Opera Festival Finland, Karlsruhe Staatstheater, Darmstadt Staatstheater, Saarbrücken Staatstheater, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Xi’an in China, Teatro Carlo Felice Genova etc.
In 2011, during the winter season, he sang 22 performances of La Bohème with Opera Australia and since then, he hasn’t stop his continuous activity with the Company singing roles like Gustav (Un ballo in maschera), Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Don Carlos (Don Carlos), Rodolfo (Luisa Miller), Gabriel Adorno (Simon Boccanegra) and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly),
In 2017 became a member of an exclusive club of operatic tenors at his debut as Turiddù (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Canio (Pagliacci) performing both challenging roles in the same evening for Opera Australia and then at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova next year (2019)
At the start of 2018 he sang Canio (Pagliacci) at the Grand-Théâtre de Genève and Calaf (Turandot) at the Teatro Regio di Torino with big success.
“ From the beginning he makes clear a vocal power and theatrical strength.
His brilliant tenor, which has a fine enamel, is a reminiscent of the greatness from the singers who have triumphed playing this role.
With his perfectly toned “Ridi Pagliaccio”. Torre is on his way to catapult himself into the ranks of the dramatic tenors.
The power and passion that gives to this frantic jealous makes you shudder”.
In 2019 Mr Torre sang Ramírez (La fanciulla del west) in Bellas Artes, was soloist tenor part Verdi’s Requiem in Queensland Performing Arts Brisbane Australia, Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) in Sydney Opera House Australia, double role as Guido Bardi (Tragedia Fiorentina) and during the same night, as Canio (Pagliacci) at Teatro de Oviedo in Spain with great success as a Debute in Spain.
"The public responded with long applause to tenor Diego Torre ... Pagliacci is a difficult role for the tenor, not only for the aria "Vesti la giubba", one of the most applauded moments, but for the complexity of transmitting to the public the accumulation of feelings that torment the protagonist. Hence, the acting part is so important in this title and constitutes a fundamental part of the success that the Mexican Diego Torre achieved yesterday in the Campoamor. The aria "Vesti la giubba", at the end of the first act, managed to transfer the torn and violent character of the character." (3)
"In 'Pagliacci' tenor Diego Torre won the evening's victory for his stark, abrupt Canio, endowed with an opulent vocality of enormous security in the high register..." (4)
Upcoming engagements include, Foresto (Attila), Eleázar (La juive) with opera Australia, Canio (Pagliacci) Michigan Opera Theatre (Detroit Opera House), Radamès (Aida) Opera Queensland, Brisbane.
 Modern way of enriching 'La Boheme'
Author: T.L. Ponick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Date: August 10, 2009
Publication: Washington Times, The (DC) Page: B08