SPACE is proud to recognize Faculty member Philip Torre for his performance in Cedar Rapids Opera’s production of Carmen. Torre performed with “bravado,” the role of Escamillo, the bull fighter and love interest of the lead character Carmen. Carmen is often described as the quintessential Spanish Opera. The opera is known for its gritty and non-traditional characters.
Philip teaches Voice, Theory and Solfege at SPACE while maintaining a healthy music career.
He has studied at the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center, the Manhattan School of Music, as well as the West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Philip boasts a lengthy list of accomplishments including performances as a featured soloist at the Calgary Philharmonic and at the De Vive Voix Festival d’Art Lyrique in France.
See the trailer of Cedar Rapids Opera’s production of Carmen here (See if you can spot Philip):
For more information of Faculty member Philip Torre, see his bio on the SPACE website: