Diego Godoy, born in Chile, started his musical career at the age of 14 in Copiapó, Chile. He studied in the masterclass of Maestro Rodrigo Tapia Salfate and the Chilean mezzosoprano Graciela Araya at the “Ramón Vinay” Center of Operatic Studies of Chile, where he began focusing his repertoire on Mozart and the bel canto.
In 2012 he won the young artists award of the Concurso Canto Trujillo (Peru).
In 2013 he made his debut as Benvolio in Jean-Louis Pichons production of Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod, in Santiago’s Teatro Municipal, conducted by Yves Abel.
In the years 2013 to 2014, he performed the part of Lindoro in L’italiana in Algeri by Rossini, Tonio in Donizettis La Fille du Régiment and Duke of Mantua in Verdi’s Rigoletto.
In 2015 he made the appearance as Azaël in L’enfant Prodigue, by Debussy in Berlin’s Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche. He also created the role of Ferrando in Mozarts Così fan tutte in Trinidad & Tobago’s Queen’s Hall Theatre and Albazar in Rossinis Il Turco in Italia in the Teatro Municipal de Santiago, with the conduction of José M. Pérez Sierra and the direction of Emilio Sagi. The last production won the prize of “Best National Opera Cast 2015″ awarded by the Circle of Art Critics of Chile.
From 2015 to 2017 he has studied at the Opera Studio of the Opéra National du Rhin, where he took part in the professional studies and master-classes of great singers and teachers as Sylvie Valayre, Lionel Sarrazin, Umberto Finazzi and Felice Venanzoni.
So far he has worked with conductors like Danielle Callegari, Antonino Fogliani, Constantin Trinks, José M. Pérez-Sierra, Sergio Alapont, and the directors like Robert Carsen, Olivier Py and Anne Le-Guernec.
The season 2017-18 shall include the parts of Lindoro in Rossinis L’Italiana n Algeri in the Teatro di Pisa, Ferrando in Mozarts Così fan tutte at the Opéra de Reims, Snout in Brittens A Midsummer Night Dream at Opéra de Tours and Ernesto in Donizettis Don Pasquale at the Warsaw Chamber Opera.