Adam Diegel American tenor

Adam Diegel American tenor

Adam Diegel has established international notoriety for an impassioned dramatic sense, powerful voice, and for his classic leading looks in the lyric tenor repertoire.

Adam Diegel American tenor

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.  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. 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. Arole he repeated for the Met under the direction of Fabio Luisi. 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 bohème 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.

Experienced performance

Opera Role Operahouse Date
Rhenguldet Froh Metropolitan Operabio 9.10.2010

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:353563 
New Production
Das Rheingold {156}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/27/2010
Opening Night {126}
Peter Gelb, General Manager
Debuts: Adam Diegel, François St-Aubin, Etienne Boucher
Broadcast/Streamed/Times Squarecast/Plazacast
[Met Performance] CID:353570
Das Rheingold {157}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/30/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353573
Das Rheingold {158}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/04/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353588
Das Rheingold {159}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/09/2010
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:353909
Das Rheingold {160}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/30/2011
Debut: Arnold Bezuyen
[Met Performance] CID:353914
Das Rheingold {161}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/02/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354136
Nabucco {54}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/05/2011
Debut: Dmitry Belosselskiy
[Met Performance] CID:354146
Nabucco {55}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/09/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354152
Nabucco {56}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/12/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354365
Madama Butterfly {838}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/2012
Debut: Laurent Naouri
[Met Performance] CID:354374
Madama Butterfly {839}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/2012
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354408
Madama Butterfly {842}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/08/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354455 
Das Rheingold {162}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/04/2012
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354462
Das Rheingold {163} Ring Cycle [109] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/07/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354498
Das Rheingold {164} Ring Cycle [110] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/26/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354517
Das Rheingold {165} Ring Cycle [111] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/05/2012
[Met Performance] CID:355294
Madama Butterfly {848}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/07/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355445
Madama Butterfly {853}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/19/2014
[Met Performance] CID:356576
Nabucco {62}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/2016
Debut: Tatiana Melnychenko
[Met Performance] CID:356744
New Production
Norma {157}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/25/2017
Opening Night {133}
Peter Gelb General Manager
Debuts: Christopher Reynolds, John Reynolds
Broadcast/Streamed/Times Squarecast
[Met Performance] CID:356743
Norma {158}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/28/2017
Debuts: Gavin Kline, Hunter Kline
[Met Performance] CID:356748
Norma {159}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/03/2017
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356752 
Norma {160}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/07/2017
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:356756
Norma {161}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/11/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356761
Norma {162}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/16/2017
Debut: Vazgen Gazaryan
[Met Performance] CID:356890
Norma {163}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/20/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356765
Norma {164}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/01/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356812
Norma {165}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/05/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356815
Norma {166}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/08/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356818
Norma {167}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/11/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356822 
Norma {168}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/16/2017
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:357172 
Das Rheingold {169} Ring Cycle [115] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/09/2019
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:357178
Das Rheingold {170}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/2019
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:357222
Das Rheingold {171} Der Ring des Nibelungen: Cycle [116] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/29/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357229
Das Rheingold {172} Der Ring des Nibelungen: Cycle [117] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/06/2019

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