Diego Godoy tenor
Born in 1991, in Chile, and currently based in France, Diego began his musical career when he was 14. He first studied with maestro Rodrigo Tapia, then with mezzo-soprano Graciela Araya, at the Ramon Vinay Opera Center. At the age of 20, he won the Young Artist prize at the International Opera Competition in Trujillo (Peru) and made his debut on the role of Benvolio in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, at the National Opera of Chile. Three years later, he played the role of Azaël in Debussy's L'Enfant Prodigue, at the Sakrale Oper in Berlin, and Ferrando in Mozart's Così fan Tutte, at the Queen's Hall Theater in Trinidad and Tobago. The same year, he joined the Opera studio of the Opéra National du Rhin, where he began several roles under the tutelage of Sylvie Valayre, Umberto Finazzi and Lionel Sarrazin. Then, he won the International Competition of the French Opera of the UPMCF, in Paris.
Still today, he sings the leading roles of operas from Donizetti to Verdi and also French romantic operas such as Bizet (Don José) and Gounod (Roméo). Currently, he sings in internationally renowned theaters and music halls such as Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow; Salle Gaveau, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Seine Musicale in France; Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro dell'Opera di Firenze, Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo, Teatro Bellini di Catania and Teatro Verdi di Pisa, in Italy; Wiener Konzerthaus and Opera Theater of Innsbruck, in Austria; and the Royal Opera House Muscat, in Oman.
Recently, he sings the role of Barbarigo in Verdi's I Due Foscari, alongside Placido Domingo and participate as guest soloist in the concert of the soprano Nadine Sierra, at the Salle Gaveau.