Enrique Toral (he/him) - Tenor
Enrique Torál has been hailed as “an excellent tenor,” (Boston Globe) whose “radiant singing” (Chicago Tribune) and “unusually vivid” (Opera News) portrayals have been recognized across the country. His appearances with BTC include Trial By Jury as the Defendant, the 10th Anniversary Concert and his sold-out show, Back to Broadway: “The Songs I’ve Never Sung”.
With over forty-five roles to his credit, he has appeared on Broadway, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall and with New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Cincinnati Opera, San Diego Opera, New Orleans Opera, Opera Carolina, New Jersey State Opera, Opera Tampa, Connecticut Grand Opera and Sarasota Opera to name a few, as well as the Ravinia and Tanglewood Music Festivals.
His performances in Wolf-Ferrari’s I Quattro Rusteghi inspired the San Francisco Metro News to exclaim, “Enrique Torál has the kind of fresh, unbridled tenor voice that can make the listener’s own lungs fill with a breath of admiration.” The tenor made his European debut in a Rossini pairing of La Cambiale di Matrimonio as Edoardo Millfort and Il Signor Bruschino as Florville at the Teatro Sociale in Brescia, Italy. He has shared the stage with legendary operatic talents including performances of Otello as Roderigo opposite Carlo Bergonzi, Tosca as Spoletta with Aprile Millo and Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor, starring Sumi Jo. Other notables include Bardolfo in Falstaff under Seiji Ozawa - heard on NPR's World of Opera, his Broadway debut in La Bohème directed by Baz Luhrmann and the Emmy nominated world premiere of the triptych opera Central Park, seen nationally on PBS' Great Performances.
Enrique will reprise his Back to Broadway show on Saturday, June 11th at 7pm at Linder Hall, as part of the Concert Music Series presented by First United Methodist Church, bringing an unforgettable celebration of the Great White Way. Backed by a three piece band, Enrique seamlessly weaves stories and hilarious recollections of his time spent on Broadway while injecting his vocal stylings into Broadway standards in a stylish cabaret, taking audiences on a thrilling tour of time honored selections.
For more info visit www.enriquetoral.com.