david radamés Toro
A trained vocalist, actor, and mime, David Radamés Toro applies his skills in music and stage movement to produce inventive and evocative opera. Mr. Toro studied voice at the University of Colorado and physical theatre at The Ohio State University. In spring of 2015, Mr. Toro completed his directing studies at the University of Texas and currently serves as the assistant director for the Minnesota Opera as a member of their Resident Artist Program. Along with directing, David leads workshops in stage movement for performers with emphasis on corporal musicality through mime, Anne Bogart’s viewpoints, and music/gestural coordination. His most recent directing credits include Misbehavin' at the Met (Minnesota Opera fundraiser), the world premiere of Rose Made Man by Franklin Piland and Tegan McLeod (Cohen New Works Festival), and assistant directing Il Postino and Le nozze di Figaro (Opera Saratoga) and the world premiere of Stephen King’s The Shining (Minnesota Opera). Other previous productions include assistant direction for the world premiere of Gilda Lyons and Tammy Ryan’s A New Kind of Fallout (with Opera Theatre Pittsburgh), directing David Wolfson’s The Rapture (New Fangled Opera), the Austin Critic’s table nominated production of Phillip Glass’s Les enfants terribles (Butler Opera Center).