Enrique Toral

Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre


Title: Voice Faculty at University of San Diego / Private Studio


Hailed as “an excellent tenor” by The Boston Globe, ENRIQUE TORAL is an artist who has won acclaim across North America and Europe for the beauty and incisiveness of his singing and for his dynamic stage portrayals. Enrique Toral has appeared on Broadway and with the New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Cincinnati Opera, San Diego Opera, New Orleans Opera, Opera Carolina, New Jersey State Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, Opera Tampa, Sarasota Opera, El Paso Opera and with the Music Festivals at Ravinia and Tanglewood. An avid recitalist, Mr. Toral has appeared with the Glimmerglass Opera, Tanglewood Music Festival and the San Francisco Art Song Festival, honoring guest Ned Rorem and his works.

The tenor made his European debut singing the leading tenor roles in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio and Il Signor Bruschino at the Teatro Sociale in Brescia, Italy. Other highlights include Falstaff under Seiji Ozawa - heard on NPR's World of Opera, and the world premiere of the triptych opera Central Park, creating the roles of Roy, the Man with Sun Reflectors in Beaser’s The Food of Love and The Boy in Torke’s Strawberry Fields - seen on PBS' Great Performances. A winner at numerous competitions, Mr. Toral was a winner at the District and Regional level in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a regional winner in the MacAllister Awards for Opera Singers, a recipient of a Gerda Lissner Foundation Award, the Athena and James Garivaltis Fellowship Award and a Fellowship Grant Recipient in the Heinz Rehfuss Singing Actor Awards. A passionate voice teacher, dramatic coach and stage director, ENRIQUE TORAL currently holds voice studios in San Diego, Los Angeles and New York City. Aside from his work with his private students, Mr. Toral is on the voice faculty at the University of San Diego, teaching in the School of Music, as well as for the prestigious Old Globe & USD Shiley Graduate Theater MFA Program. He has been a faculty member as a Master Voice Instructor with Opera NEO Summer Festival & Workshop, a training program for aspiring opera singers in San Diego, CA. He joined the faculty of OperaWorks in 2016 as part of the Winter Intensive Program. Upon moving to San Diego, CA from New York City in 2005, he was appointed Studio Artist Teacher at San Diego State University's School of Music and Dance where he taught from 2006-2014 and for the MFA program in the School of Theater, Television and Film from 2008-2012. Mr Toral devotes himself completely to sharing his expertise and commitment for easy, healthy and beautiful singing.

His students attend prestigious music schools including Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, New England Conservatory, Indiana University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of Michigan to name a few, and they have gone on to successful solo and stage careers. His musical theater students have appeared on Broadway, national and international tours, Off- Broadway, as well as regional theaters like the Old Globe Theater and La Jolla Playhouse and in concert with the San Diego Symphony and Summer Pops.

Opera singers appear with major companies throughout the country and abroad, including the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Atlanta Opera, Cincinnati Opera, New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opera de Bellas Artes, San Diego Opera, Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Central City Opera, Sarasota Opera, Tulsa Opera, Utah Festival Opera and Aspen Music Festival and with major symphonies including Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the San Diego Symphony. His students have won numerous awards in competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the George London Foundation, the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, the Musical Merit Foundation, Hawk Vocal Awards and the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Competition.

Mr. Toral frequently presents masterclasses and his "Master Singer Workshop" around the country and in Mexico and has served on juries for numerous competitions including the Schmidt Vocal Competition, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Music Teachers’ Association of California, Miss California, Texas Stars Music International Competition, and Miss California Volunteer, to name a few. He currently sits on the executive board of The Hawk Vocal Awards and has previously served on the board of the Music Scholarship Council and the National Association of Teachers of Singing – San Diego Chapter, where he served as President of the Executive Board from 2009-2011.

In addition to his skills as a voice teacher, Mr. Toral has also worked as the Director of Artists Programs for Opera Company of Brooklyn from 2001-2006 and was Music Director and Vocal Coach of Lyric Opera of San Diego's Summer Academy. He is also a compelling stage director having directed productions of Die Zauberflöte, Roméo et Juliette, La Rondine, Die Entführung aus dem Serail and a double bill of Pasatieri's Signor Deluso and La Divina for Opera Company of Brooklyn. In the west coast he has directed Point Loma Opera Theater's production of The Merry Widow and Le nozze di Figaro for Opera NEO. For more info visit www.enriquetoral.com.

Voice Type: Tenor

Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre

Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter

Contact Information


Main Studio in SD, also LA and NYC
San Diego, CA
USA 92111

TEL: 619-723-0344

E-mail: toralvoicestudios@gmail.com
Web: www.enriquetoral.com

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