Regina Torres -
Described as a
“tour de force of vocal virtuosity married to a fabulous stage
presence” (Captain Classics–WFCF, St Augustine), mezzo-soprano
Regina Torres wields her voice with equal acclaim in opera and
musical theatre. Her powerful and beautiful sound has thrilled
audiences in her portrayals of such vastly different roles as
the gypsy Azucena in Verdi’s Il Trovatore and Rodger’s
and Hammerstein’s Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music.
As a comedienne, Ms. Torres has brought down the house as the
evil-rapping Witch in Into the Woods and the
gingerbread-gobbling-broomstick-riding Ogress from Hansel and
Gretel. Her comic talents have also drawn her to the world
of Gilbert and Sullivan as the Counsel for the Plaintiff (Trial
by Jury), the Duchess of Plaza-Toro (The Gondoliers),
and an especially “wonderful” Little Buttercup (HMS Pinafore).
On the more serious side of Oratorio, she has been a soloist in
performances of The Messiah, Elijah, and Mozart’s
Requiem. She had the pleasure of making her
Orlando debut in the Bob Carr Auditorium with the
Messiah Choral Society. Ms. Torres received her
Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida and a
Performance Diploma in Voice from the Indiana University School of Music.