Oscar de la Torre
The international career of the Mexican tenor Oscar de la Torre has led him to sing in renowned stages and festivals around the world such as: Vienna, Salzburg, Linz, Zurich, Verona, Roma, Bologna, Pesaro, Cagliari, Merano, Munich, Frankfurt, Dresden, Cologne, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Bremen, Heidelberg, Darmstadt, Dessau, Wiesbaden, Dortmund, Edinburgh, Zagreb, Bratislava, Sofía, Aarhus, Vejle, Aalborg, Vatican State, New York, South America, Mexico and others.
The Tenor Oscar de la Torre was finalist and winner of the "Vienna NYIOP International Opera Audition 2010"; he sang in the Grand Finale held at the Theater an der Wien in Austria and received the invitation to make his debut at the Great Golden Concert Hall of the Musikverein, in Vienna and at the Münchner Philharmonie, in Múnich, Germany alongside the Star-Sopran Edita Gruberova and directed by Marco Armiliato.
He was also a finalist and winner of the "Super Audizione New Opera Ischia" in Ischia, Italy.
Oscar de la Torre was the winner of the "Opera de Bellas Artes" prize in the singing contest Carlo Morelli and with the Monumental production of Carmina Burana won the "Lunas del Auditorio Classic Award 2009-2010" playing the tenor solo "Schwan ".
The "Cenerentola" 's production by G. Rossini at Teatro del Bicentenario was nominated for "Lunas del Auditorio Classic Awards 2016" as The Best Classical Show 2016, Mr. De la Torre played the main role for tenor Prince Ramiro.
Oscar de la Torre recently in 2020 was considered from the Mexican Consulate in Frankfurt del Meno, as "Mexican Leader in Germany-Mexicans who inspire 2019", for his celebration of his 100th. Carmina Burana as solo tenor, endorsed and accompanied by the Carl Orff Foundation, held at the Residence of the Bavarian Kings in München, Germany.
The tenor Oscar de la Torre was invited to sing at the Tribute Concert for Luciano Pavarotti, held in Muenchen, Germany.
The Mexican tenor worked alongside international figures such as Edita Gruberova, Placido Domingo, Giacomo Aragall, Eva Randova, Eva Lind, Francisco Araiza, Kurt Rydl, Ernestina Garfias, Peter Mikuláš, Paolo Gavanelli, Josep Bross, with the prestigious conductors: Marco Armiliato, Michael Güttler, Pietro Rizzo, Alberto Zedda, Christof Escher, Alexander Rahbari, Petr Altrichter, Antony Hermus, Lorenz Nasturica, Kamal Khan, Nayden Todorov, Leo Krämer, Massimiliano Murrali, Gregor Palikarov, Alfredo Silipigni, Enrique Ricci, Antoni Ross-Marbá, Guido Maria Guida, Sylvain Gasançon, Georg Gruen, Michael Reif, Eckhard Fiebig, Armando Merino, Enrique Patron de Rueda, Ivan Lopez-Reinoso, Juan Trigos, Ramon Schade, Benjamin Juárez Echenique, Jorge Cordoba, Gerardo Rabago, Horacio Franco among others.
Mr. De la Torre has been invited to sing with the orchestras: Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper München (Orchester of the Bavarian State Opera Munich), Münchner Philharmoniker (Kammerorchester), Münchner Symphoniker Orchester, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz Orchester, Staatliche Slowakische Philharmonia Košice, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Salzburger Kammerorchester, Bremer Philharmoniker Orchester, Pressburger Symphoniker Orchester, Orchester Heidelberg, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker Orchester, Frankfurter Sinfoniker Orchestra, Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Venezia Opera Festival, Johann Strauss Orchester, Czech Symphony Orchestra, Polish Philharmonic Orchestra, Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha-Eisenach, Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, Orchestra of National Opera Theatre Constanta, Orquesta del Teatro del Palacio de Bellas Artes, OFUNAM, Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, I Sonatori della gioiosa Marca, Elyma Ensemble, among others.
The international press has expressed of him as "... a Belcanto tenor cultivated"; "... a fantastic tenor with virtuosity and lightness"; "... that vocally shines by its attractive and beautiful tenor timbre"; ...With italian tone in his voice, going out sovereign before the vocal demands ". "The passion, the strength, the intense energy and scenic presence of his interpretations have thrilled audiences through a wonderful and brilliant nuanced performance"...
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The musical preparation of Oscar de la Torre has allowed him to perform the world premiere of 16 works and contemporary operas, and cover a wide and cultivated repertoire, positioning himself as a recitalist in the world of Baroque music, Lied and oratorio.
In 2013 the CD recording of the opera "La Muette de Portici" by D. F. Auber was rated the best CD of opera in Europe. Mr. De la Torre sang the Prince Alphonse.
He got the Opera Singer Diploma in SIVAM, and a year later he was selected by SIVAM again to be part of the "Programa de Especialización para Jóvenes Talentos de Mexico" (Specialization Program for Young Talents of Mexico), where he studied with teachers of the Metropolitan Opera House as Nico Castell, Joan Dornemann, Denise Massé, Susan Young, Gerardo Kleinburg, James Demster and Teresa Rodriguez.
Concluded Master-classes with Prof. KS Francisco Araiza, Erika Kubacseck, Danusa Luknisova, Sharon Spinetti & Arthur, Paola Mariotti (Luciano Pavarotti's last pianist).
He completed Master-courses with Giacomo Aragall KS, KS Prof. Thomas Thomaschke, Montserrat Caballe, Eva Randova, Klaus Wallprecht, William Matteuzzi, Rogelio Riojas, Saverio Suarez, Zeger Vandersteene and in the International Hugo Wolf Akademie with KS Prof. Peter Schreier.
His future invitations to sing 23/24 :
Recently Mr. De la Torre received the invitation to sing with Munich Symphony Orchester at Isarphilharmonie in Munich, other invitations: Concert at Cuvillies Theater in Munich; "Schwan" Tenor solist in Carmina Burana with Venezia Opera Festival; concert at Munich Residence of the Bavarian Kings ; Rossini Gala Concert in Frankfurt; concert with Sinfoniker Frankfurter Orchester "The magic of the Tenor"; Tenor Gala' s Concert at Kloster in Flammen within the framework of the Summer Music Festival; concert in Dresden "Oratorio arien & sacred songs" for Tenor & Piano; "Musica Italiana" concert with orchestra in Switzerland; oratorio at Festival Internazionale di Musica e Arte Sacra in Rome and the Vatican, "New Year's Concert 2023" in Frankfurt with Johann Strauss Orchester, was invited to sing Fenton in "Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor" by Otto Nicolai with Stuttgarter Symphony Orchester directed by Michael Güttler; also is invited to sing Frederic in "The pirates of Penzance" in Ecuador.