"The centerpiece of the evening was Schumann's 'Dichterliebe,' which found Diaz-Moresco so fully inhabiting the unnamed lover that the effect was devastating." -Mark Satola, cleveland.com
“Baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco, as the character ‘I Live in the Park,’ served as Virgil to the audiences Dante, in that he narrated the essential facts and gave biographical sketches of his street pals, as well as singing the transition from the stories to the songs. Diaz-Moresco’s performance was flawless.” -Arlo McKinnon, Opera News
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 Chautauqua Opera, Central City Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, The St. Petersburg Opera Company and a Stern Fellow at SongFest. Roles include Papageno, Schaunard, Malatesta, Orfeo, Joseph De Rocher, Mercutio, Morales, Sid and Silvio.
An active recitalist, his Art Song repertoire includes works by Schumann, Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Poulenc, Duparc, 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, and this season joins the roster of the Brooklyn Art Song Society.
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, by Ben Moore and sang the Baritone Soloist in Bernstein’s Songfest in a new arrangement for duo piano and percussion by John Musto.
Mr. Diaz-Moresco is currently a member of the Professional Studies Diploma program at Mannes The New School, where he is a student of Diana Soviero. Highlights of this past season include Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, playing the lead role in Robert Ashley's Dust under the music direction of Joan La Barbara, and singing the baritone role in Hydrogen Jukebox at Chautauqua Opera, under maestro Steven Osgood. 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.