Mr. Diegel made his Metropolitan Opera début as Froh in Robert Lepage’s landmark production of “Das Rheingold,” and later reprised the performance under Fabio Luisi. Further appearances at The Met include Pinkerton in “Madama Butterfly” under Plácido Domingo and Ismaele in “Nabucco” under Paolo Carignani. He returned to the famed house in 2019.
Other notable recent U.S. engagements include: Pinkerton in “Madama Butterfly” at Atlanta Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Arizona Opera, Opera San Antonio, and Kentucky Opera; Ismaele in “Nabucco” at Opera Philadelphia; Cavaradossi in “Tosca” at Vancouver Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Seattle Opera, and Arizona Opera; Don José in “Carmen” at Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Florida Grand Opera, Arizona Opera, and Madison Opera; and Rodolfo in “La Bohème” at Opera Omaha and Minnesota Opera. Other international appearances have included: Don José in “Carmen” in a new production at English National Opera and Opera Australia’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour; Pinkerton in “Madama Butterfly” with Lithuanian National Opera, The Savonlinna Opera Festival, and on tour in China at the Guangzhous Opera House in Anthony Minghella’s acclaimed production; Maurizio in “Adriana Lecouvreur” at The National Theatre in Budapest, where he later performed Cavaradossi in “Tosca”; and David Alden’s new production of “Luisa Miller” for Opéra National de Lyon.