Biography


Oscar de la Torre
Tenor

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The international career of Mexican tenor Oscar de la Torre, has led him to sing in prestigious festivals and theaters around the world like The Theater an der Wien, Grosser Goldener Musikvereinsaal, Grosser Festsaal- Haydn Saal of the Eszterházy Palace, Klassik am Dom "The World Stars as Guests in Linz" in Austria; Prinzregententheater, Münchner Residenz, Münchner Philharmonie, Herkulessaal, Gasteig Carl Orff Saal, Theater der Stadt Heidelberg, Theater Bremen, Landestheater Niederbayern, Anhaltisches Theater, Vorpommern Theater  and Mr. De la Torre interpreted Mozart's Requiem & Carmina Burana at Odeonsplatz in Munich Germany; also has sung at King's Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland; Reggio Theater, Teatro Comunale Pergolesi, Auditorium della Gran Guardia con la " Fondazione Arena di Verona", in Italy; Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican; Theater Winterthur in Switzerland; Aarhus Teater, Teater Aalborg in Denmark; Slowakische Philharmonie in Slovakia; Grosser Konzertsaal Vatroslav Lisinski in Zagreb, Croatia; Bulgaria Concert Hall in Bulgary; Teatro del Palacio de Bellas Artes (National Theatre of Mexico), Teatro del Bicentenario, Auditorio National, to name a few. 

The Tenor Oscar de la Torre was finalist and winner of the "Vienna NYIOP International Opera Audition 2010"; he sung 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 ".

He is currently nominated for "Lunas del Auditorio Classic Awards 2016" with the production La Cenerentola by G. Rossini as Best Classical Show 2016, playing the Prince Ramiro.  

The Mexican tenor has sung alongside international figures such as Edita Gruberova, Placido Domingo, Giacomo Aragall, Eva Lind, Francisco Araiza, Kurt Rydl, Paolo Gavanelli, Josep Bross, with the prestigious conductors: Marco Armiliato, Michael Güttler, Pietro Rizzo, 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, Benjamin Juárez Echenique, Jorge Cordoba, Horacio Franco among others.

Has sung with orchestras such as: Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper München (Orchester of the Bavarian State Opera Munich), Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz Orchester, Staatliche Slowakische Philharmonia Košice, Kammerorchester der Münchner Philharmoniker, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Bremer Philharmoniker Orchester, Pressburger Symphoniker Orchester, Orchester Heidelberg, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker Orchester, Frankfurter Sinfoniker Orchestra, Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Venezia Opera Festival, 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, Salzburger Konzertgesellschaft Kammerorchester, 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"... 

THE SCOTSMAN, LE MAGAZINE DU MONDE LYRIQUE, SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, OPERA WORLD, OPERAPLUS,  DAS OPERNGLAS, OPERA SCOTLAND, PRO-OPERA, OPERAPOINT, ALL EDINBURGH THEATRE, THE GUARDIAN, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, FANFARE, MÜNCHNER MERKUR,   LA MIA MUSICA FA FURORE, ONLINE MERKER, ECHO,  MITTELBAYERISCHEN ZEITUNG, DER NEUE MERKER, VOLKSSTIMME, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEIN ZEITUNG, WIESBADENER KURIER, KÖLNER STADT-ANZEIGER, AUGSBURGER ALLGEMEIN, OSTSEEZEITUNG, MITTELDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, DIE RHEINPFALZ ZEITUNG, MAIN SPITZE, KLASSIK, BADISCHE ZEITUNG, TÖLZER KURIER, PENZBERGER MERKUR, QUESTO E QUELLO, SPEYER KURIER, KLASSIK-OFFENBURGER BLATT, FRANKFURTER NEUE PRESSE, LA   CRONICA, EL EXCELSIOR, EL UNIVERSAL.

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 sung 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, James Demster and Teresa Rodriguez.   

Concluded Master-classes with Prof. KS Francisco Araiza, Erika Kubacseck, Danusa Luknisova, Sharon Spinetti & Arthur.

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 engagements :

Concert in "Bulgaria Concert Hall" with Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, in Sofia Bulgary, Concert in Cuvillies Theater in Munich; Concert within the framework of the Bratislava Music Festival in the Great Concert Hall of the Philharmonic in Bratislava with Slovak State Philharmonic Košice; Concert with the Kammerorchester der Münchner Philharmoniker in Munich; "Schwan" Tenor solist in Carmina Burana at Theater Bremen; concerts with Sinfoniker Frankfurter Orchester; Polish Philharmonic Orchestra,Philharmonic Orchestra of Sonora, Mexico,  "Musica Italiana" concert with orchestra in Switzerland; "Stabat Mater" by G. Rossini, "Requiem" by Mozart in Germany; Dichterliebe by R. Schumann, "Sacred Arias Concert" at the FAOT International Festival in Mexico  ; Prince Ramiro in "La Cenerentola" of G. Rossini in Teatro del Bicentenario; Conte Almaviva in "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" by G. Rossini in Opera de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico; "Mozart Concert Arias" with the Symphonic Orchestra of Aguascalientes in Mexico; Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez, World-premiere and recording in CD of the oratorio "Alleluja" by Oswaldo Cruz in Germany; "Te Deum" and "D moll Messe" by A. Bruckner within the framework of the XIII Festival Internazionale di Musica e Arte Sacra in Rome and the Vatican.

 

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