Mario Diaz-Moresco is garnering attention for his versatility and strong stage presence in both Opera and Art Song.
Mr. Diaz-Moresco studied at the University of Colorado and the University of Southern California. He has been a young artist with Central City Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, The St. Petersburg Opera Company and a Stern Fellow at SongFest. Roles include Papageno, Schaunard, Joseph De Rocher, Mercutio, Morales, Sid and Silvio.
An active recitalist, his Art Song repertoire includes works by Schumann, Vaughan Williams, Poulenc, Beethoven, Bolcom and Musto. In recent seasons Mr. Diaz-Moresco has given 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.
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 Mario joins the Professional Studies Diploma program at Mannes The New School, where he is a student of Diana Soviero. Roles include Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and playing the lead role in Robert Ashley’s Dust under the music direction of Joan La Barbara. Recitals and concerts include a second appearance with the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series in Chicago, and the world premiere of Joan La Barbara’s song cycle, The Wanderlusting of Joseph C.
This summer Mr. Diaz-Moresco will be an Apprentice Artist with Chautauqua Opera.