Born in Buenos Aires, he studied voice, piano, composition and pedagogy with Ida Terkiel, Catalina Hadis, Horacio Soutric and Mercedes Alicea (NY), before continuing his formal musical training by taking part in master classes with tenor Ernst Haefliger in 1987-88, and in the course given by the baritone Gerard Souzay in 1990. He studied voice at the Instituto Superior del Teatro Colón where he graduated in 1989.
In 1990 he won the First Prize in the Bilbao International Singing Competition.
Torres enjoys a busy international career, with appearances at important Opera Houses such as the Teatro Colón, Theatre du Chatelet, Liceu de Barcelona, Real de Madrid, Staatsoper Berlin, Opera de Bordeaux, Opera Royal de Versailles, Opera National de Lorraine, Opera de Rennes, Grand Theatre de Geneve, Theatre de La Monnaie, Palau de la Musica Catalana, Savonlinna Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Tokyo Opera City, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Teatro Argentino de La Plata.
He has performed together with conductors such as Rene Jacobs, Evelino Pido, Gabriel Garrido, William Christie, Giovanni Antonini, Masaaki Suzuki, Michel Corboz, Antonio Pappano, Georges Pretre, Jordi Savall, Josep Pons, Pablo Heras-Casado, Raphael Pichon and Leonardo García Alarcón.
His repertoire includes the baritone roles from La Traviata, Don Carlos, Rigoletto, Falstaff, Simon Boccanegra, Manon, Werther, Adriana Lecouvreur, Madama Butterfly, La Boheme, Elisir d'amore, Lucia di Lamermoor, Don Pasquale, Cenerentola, Nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, L'Orfeo and Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria.
Equally renowned as a recitalist and concert singer, Torres recorded Ottavo Libro by Monteverdi with R. Jacobs, L'Orfeo with Gabriel Garrido, Zeichen im Himmel by Erlebach with Stylus Phantasticus, Argentinean Songs with Jorge Ugartamendia, Canciones Argentinas with Fernando Pérez, Canciones de Guastavino with Dora Castro, Oda para Martín Fierro by Juan Navarro, Vespro della beata vergine by Monteverdi with Leonardo García Alarcón. He features in the recents Bluray releases of Haydn's Orlando Paladino, conducted by Rene Jacobs and Cavalli's La Didone, conducted by William Christie.