Biography

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 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 in Germany; 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. 

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, Francisco Araiza, Kurt Rydl, Paolo Gavanelli, Josep Bross, with the prestigious conductors: Marco Armiliato, Pietro Rizzo, Alexander Rahbari, Petr Altrichter, Antony Hermus, Lorenz Nasturica, Nayden Todorov, Leo Krämer, Massimiliano Murrali, Gregor Palikarov, Alfredo Silipigni, Enrique Ricci, Antoni Ross-Marbá, Benjamin Juárez Echenique, Jorge Cordoba, Horacio Franco among others; 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, Polish Philharmonic Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Bremer Philharmoniker Orchester, Pressburger Symphoniker Orchester, Orchester Heidelberg, Frankfurter Sinfoniker Orchestra, Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Venezia Opera Festival, Orquesta del Teatro del Palacio de Bellas Artes, 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"...
 

DAS OPERNGLAS, OPERA WORLD, SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, SCOTSMAN, MÜNCHNER MERKUR, OPERA SCOTLAND, PRO-OPERA, MEIN ECHO, MITTELBAYERISCHEN ZEITUNG, DER NEUE MERKER,  LA MIA MÚSICA FA FURORE, LA CRÓNICA DE HOY, POR ESTO, ECHO ON LINE, MAURMER POST, OSTSEEZEITUNG, OPERA POINT, VOLKSSTIMME,  ALL EDINBURGH THEATRE, UNIVERSAL, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG .  

The musical preparation of Oscar de la Torre has allowed him to perform the world premiere of 14 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 his CD recording of the opera "La Muette de Portici" by D. F. Auber was rated the best CD of opera in Europe. 

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 Especializacion para Jovenes 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 a master class 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, William Matteuzzi, Rogelio Riojas, 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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