Tenor Adam Diegel comes to Madison twice in 2009: first for Opera in the Park, and then for Carmen as Don Jose in November. A graduate of Yale University, Mr. Diegel has performed in recent seasons with the New York City Opera, Opera Company of North Carolina, Tulsa Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and his hometown company, Opera Memphis. Upcoming engagements for the 2009/2010 season include Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with the Savonlinna Opera Festival; a cover of Cavaradossi in Tosca with Lyric Opera of Chicago; Don Jose in Carmen with Florida Grand Opera; and Rodolfo in La bohème with The Minnesota Opera. Most recently Mr. Diegel made his European debut as Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur: check it out in the video below! We're always thrilled to catch young artists at the start of exciting international careers.
After the clip from Adriana Lecouvreur, you can jump past the awards ceremony to the 7 minute mark to watch Adam sing onstage with the orchestra.
UPDATE: Puccini's "Recondita armonia" from Tosca--the second part of the clip above, at the 7 minute mark--is on the Opera in the Park program, to be sung by Mr. Diegel of course.