A trained vocalist, pedagogue, actor and mime, David Radamés Toro applies his skills in music and stage movement to produce creative and meaningful opera. After earning a degree in voice performance from the University of Colorado, Mr. Toro attended Ohio State University, where he supplemented his musical studies with instruction in stage movement and directing. Studying under pupils of Sanford Meisner, Marcel Marceau and Anne Bogart inspired David to marry his training as a musician with his physical theater skills and pursue opera direction. Mr. Toro recently completed his graduate studies at the University of Texas, where he studied Opera Direction under Dr. Robert DeSimone and Kelly Kuo. His most recent directing credits include the world premiere of Rose Made Man by Franklin Piland and Tegan McLeod (Cohen New Works Festival), Into the Woods (Butler Opera Center) and assistant directing the world premiere of Gilda Lyons and Tammy Ryan’s A New Kind of Fallout (with Opera Theatre Pittsburgh). Other previous productions include directing David Wolfson’s The Rapture (New Fangled Opera), the Austin Critic’s table nominated production of Phillip Glass’ Les enfants terribles (Butler Opera Center), assist direction for The Fantasticks (with Opera Theatre Pittsburgh), Falstaff (Emerald City Opera) and music direction for Ohio State University’s award winning production Trojan Women 2.0. Mr. Toro has also had the privilege to serve as resident music director for Worthington Community Theatre in Columbus, Ohio, teach stage movement and physical theater with Druid City Opera, direct opera scenes for Emerald City Opera and arrange and direct music for the departments of theater at Ohio State University and the University of Texas. He returns for a second season at Minnesota Opera as a Resident Artist, having spent the summer at Opera Saratoga.