Born in Mexico City, tenor Diego Torre recently finished his second year as a Domingo - Thornton Young Artist at Los Angeles Opera, where he made his company debut as Don José in performances of Carmen. In his debut season with Wolf Trap Opera Company, Diego sang Conte Ivrea in Verdi's Un giorno di regno, Captain in Candide, and Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos. He was invited to return to Wolf Trap in the summer of 2009 to play 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."
He was then engaged for the 2009/2010 season at The Metropolitan Opera to play the Messenger in Aida and Federico in Stiffelio, followed by Masaniello in La muette de Portici for Dessau Opera. That was followed by Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor for Savonlinna Opera Festival; covering for Plácido Domingo in the title role of Il Postino at Los Angeles Opera; Cavaradossi in Tosca at Boston Lyric Opera and at Savonlinna; a concert at the Santo Domingo Music Festival; Rodolfo in La bohème and Don José in Carmen at Staatstheater Darmstadt.
Most recently, he has sung Don José in Carmen at Eugene Opera; Cavaradossi in Tosca in concert in Karlsruhe, Germany; Forresto in Attila at San Francisco Opera; and Rodolfo in La bohème at Opera Australia and Den Norske Opera, Oslo.
Diego began his studies at 20 years old, when he attended Mexico’s National School of Music; there he studied under the supervision of Maestro Rufino Montero. He also belonged to S.I.V.A.M. - Mexico’s most prestigious Young Artist Development Program.
He is the recipient of many awards, including 3rd Place in Neue Stimmen 2007, 2nd Prize in the 2003 First National Singing Contest "Nicolás Urcelay”, third place in the XXIII National Singing Contest "Carlo Morelli", and first place in the Singing Contest "Francisco Araiza" in Mexico City.
In 2013, Diego Torre will make many appearances with Opera Australia – as Gustavus in a new production of Un ballo in maschera, as Rodolfo in La bohème and as Cavaradossi in Tosca.