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.
In the 2011 -12 season Adam Diegel's engagements at the Metropolitan Opera include Das Rheingold under the baton of James Levine, Madama Butterfly, and Nabucco. Other operatic performances include Madama Butterfly at Arizona Opera and Carmen with Opera Theater of St. Louis.
Performances of the past season included a Metropolitan Opera debut as Froh in the company’s new production of Das Rheingold conducted by James Levine and directed by Robert Lepage, with later performances under the baton of Fabio Luisi, a role debut as Rodolfo in Luisa Miller in a new David Alden production for the Opéra de Lyon conducted by Kazushi Ono, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at Kentucky Opera, Ismaele in Nabucco for Palm Beach Opera, and Don José in a new production of Carmen for a return engagement at the Glimmerglass Festival.
Highlights of recent years include Madama Butterfly with the Savonlinna Opera Festival, Carmen with Florida Grand Opera and Madison Opera, and La bohème with Opera Omaha and the Minnesota Opera. The artist also made a Glimmerglass debut as Cavaradossi in Tosca, a role he covered for the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Further highlights include a European debut as Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur at the National Theatre of Hungary, followed by a re-engagement with the company to sing Tosca, as well as Madama Butterfly at Fort Worth Opera and Susannah at Virginia Opera.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Adam Diegel was a national finalist in the 2003 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and won the Ostrander Theatre Award for his performance of the role of Prince Charming in Sondheim’s Into the Woods. He 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.