Mario Diaz-Moresco, baritone

Mario Diaz-Moresco, praised as a singer whose “comic flair is as attractive as his resonant baritone,” is garnering attention for his versatility and strong stage presence in both Opera and Art Song.

Mr. Diaz-Moresco has appeared with the St. Petersburg Opera Company, the Bronx Opera, Bargemusic, Central City Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival and SongFest, in such roles as Sam in Trouble in Tahiti, Jack Absolute in The Rivals, Joseph De Rocher in Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking, Sid in Albert Herring, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Schaunard in La Bohème. He received his Bachelor of Music at the University of Colorado-Boulder, his Master of Music at USC Thornton School of Music and has been a young artist with Central City Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, a Stern Fellow with SongFest and in the summer of 2014 sang with the iSING! International Young Artist Festival, performing in Suzhou, Hangzhou and Beijing, China. An active recitalist, his Art Song repertoire includes works by Schumann, Vaughan Williams, Poulenc, Beethoven, Bolcom and Musto.

Passionate about new music, Mr. Diaz-Moresco has premiered Laura M. Kramer's song cycle The Miracle of the Walking Fish, for voice and guitar, and Julia Adolphe's opera Sylvia. At the Glimmerglass Festival he covered the role of Bernard DeVoto in the world premiere of Jeanine Tesori’s opera A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck. As a Stern Fellow at SongFest Mr. Diaz-Moresco premiered John and Abigail, a new work by Ben Moore and sang the Baritone Soloist in Bernstein’s Songfest in a new arrangement for duo piano and percussion by John Musto.

This season Mr. Diaz-Moresco will be performing recitals with pianist Spencer Myer on California’s "InConcert Sierra" series, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series in Chicago and the Rocky River Chamber Music Society of Ohio.