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Adam Diegel

Adam Diegel rapidly is establishing international notoriety for an impassioned dramatic sense, powerful voice, and for his classic leading looks in the lyric tenor repertoire. 

Mr. Diegel’s 2013-14 season includes a return to the Metropolitan Opera as BF Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly in two series of performances led by Marco Armiliato and Philippe Auguin and debuts at Opera Philadelphia in the Company’s new production of Nabucco under the baton of Music Director Corrado Rovaris and at Vancouver Opera as Cavaradossi in Tosca led by Music Director Jonathan Darlington. 

Performances of the 2012-13 season included Madama Butterfly with the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre on tour in China at the Guangzhou Opera House in Anthony Minghella’s acclaimed production and the tenor’s signature portrayal of Don José in Carmen at English National Opera and in Sydney in a new production at Opera Australia’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour season. 

Adam Diegel’s Metropolitan Opera debut came in 2010 as Froh in the Robert Lepage new production of Das Rheingold conducted by James Levine, a role he repeated for the Met under the direction of Fabio Luisi, and other Metropolitan Opera roles have included Pinkerton conducted by Plácido Domingo and Ismaele in Nabucco led by Paolo Carignani. 

Highlights of recent seasons also include performances of Tosca at the Glimmerglass Festival and Arizona Opera, Madama Butterfly at Fort Worth Opera, Arizona Opera, PORTOpera, and Kentucky Opera, Carmen with the Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Florida Grand Opera, and Madison Opera, as well as La bohème with Opera Omaha and Minnesota Opera. On European opera stages, he has bowed in Adriana Lecouvreur at the National Theatre of Hungary, followed by a re-engagement with the company in Tosca, Madama Butterfly at the Savonlinna Opera Festival, and David Alden’s new production of Luisa Miller for the Opéra de Lyon conducted by Kazushi Ono. 

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Adam Diegel received his formal musical training at Yale University and is a graduate of the University of Memphis, where he studied Philosophy and Theology. Mr. Diegel worked in the corporate sector for a leading international investment firm before he began his operatic career.


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