Adam Diegel has established international notoriety for an impassioned dramatic sense, powerful voice, and for his classic leading looks in the lyric tenor repertoire.
Mr. Diegel’s 2014-15 season includes significant debuts at Seattle Opera in Tosca under the baton of Julian Kovatchev and one of his signature roles Lieutenant Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly for Atlanta Opera led by musical director Arthur Fagen and Perth International Arts Festival led by David Parry.
Performances of the past season includes a return to the Metropolitan Opera as BF Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly Opera Philadelphia in the Company’s new production of Nabucco and a debut at Vancouver Opera as Cavaradossi in Tosca.
Adam Diegel’s Metropolitan Opera debut came in 2010 as Froh in the Robert Lepage new production of Das Rheingold conducted by James Levine, a role he repeated for the Met under the direction of Fabio Luisi, and other Metropolitan Opera roles have included Pinkerton conducted by Plácido Domingo and Ismaele in Nabucco led by Paolo Carignani.
Highlights of recent seasons also include performances of Don Jose at Opera Australia's Handa Opera on Sydney Harour, Don Jose in Carmen at the English National Opera, Madama Butterfly with the Lithuanian National Opera, Tosca at the Glimmerglass Festival and Arizona Opera, Madama Butterfly at Fort Worth Opera, Arizona Opera, PORTOpera, and Kentucky Opera, Carmen with the Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Florida Grand Opera, and Madison Opera, as well as La bohčme with Opera Omaha and Minnesota Opera. On European opera stages, he has bowed in Adriana Lecouvreur at the National Theatre of Hungary, followed by a re-engagement with the company in Tosca, Madama Butterfly at the Savonlinna Opera Festival, and David Alden’s new production of Luisa Miller for the Opéra de Lyon conducted by Kazushi Ono.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Adam Diegel received his formal musical training at Yale University and is a graduate of the University of Memphis, where he studied Philosophy and Theology. Mr. Diegel worked in the corporate sector for a leading international investment firm before he began his operatic career.