“Diaz-Moresco channeled the deadpan humor of Apollinaire's semi-surrealistic texts as he voiced the composer's dour, aphoristic melodies to good enough effect that an encore would have been welcome.”

“The centerpiece of the evening was Schumann's Dichterliebe, which found Diaz-Moresco so fully inhabiting the unnamed lover of Heinrich Heine's poems that the cycle seemed almost operatic. The artists' collaboration reached a pinnacle of communicativeness here, and by the time they reached the last song, in which the protagonist seals his love and pain into a heavy coffin and sinks it in the sea, the effect was devastating.” -Mark Satola, cleveland.com

 

Dust named one of the best opera and vocal performances of 2017 by The New York Times. - nytimes.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

  Dust  in The New York Times. Photo by An Rong Xu.  www.nytimes.com

Dust in The New York Times. Photo by An Rong Xu. www.nytimes.com

 Illustrated in The New Yorker magazine with Lucy Dhegrae for  Les Chants de la Mi-Mort  at Issue Project Room. Illustration by Niv Bavarsky.  www.newyorker.com

Illustrated in The New Yorker magazine with Lucy Dhegrae for Les Chants de la Mi-Mort at Issue Project Room. Illustration by Niv Bavarsky. www.newyorker.com

Promotional video for Ravinia Steans Music Institute: Program for Singers