Jesus Leon

Jesus Leon


Mexican tenor Jesús León’s Duke has been described as “impeccable,” his Edgardo “exquisite,” and his Nadir “clear and delicate.”
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«“Tenor Jesús Leon makes a strong Atlanta Opera debut as Romeo; his wonderfully bell-like tenor tones sound as invitingly clear on the final notes as they do at the opening.” By Andrew Alexander – For the AJC – May 9, 2016»
AJc atlanta Opera (2018)
«As her lover, Edgardo, Jesus León, harkens back to older recordings we have heard; just an exquisite sound both youthful and boyishly masculine. From his first entrance he commanded never upstaging his lover. The couple’s intense need to fight the surrounding depression gives this production its force. At this time, it is hard to imagine León’s art outside of bel canto, so hopefully he will get the opportunity to resurrect these often overlooked roles. Jeff Haller – Concert0.net – November 12, 2017»
Concerto.net (2018)
«There’s nothing like a tenor strutting his stuff; and it’s all there when the young Mexican Jesús León tackles ‘Amici miei’,’ writes Christopher Cook in the August issue of BBC Music Magazine. ‘León leaps up to that closing trio of top notes with all the swaggering confidence of the young Pavarotti who made this a signature aria at the beginning of his career.’ Christopher Cook – BBC Music Magazine – August 2015»
Bbc music magazine (2018)
2018Bellini: La SonnambulaElvino
2018Gounod: Roméo Et JulietteRoméo
2017Bizet: Les Pêcheurs De PerlesNadir
2017Verdi: RigolettoDuca Di Mantova
2017Donizetti: Lucia Di LammermoorSir Edgardo Di Ravenswood
2015Bellini: I PuritaniArturo Talbo
2015Offenbach: La Belle HélènePâris
2013Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont


Mexican tenor Jesús León’s  Duke has been described as “impeccable,” his Edgardo “exquisite,” and his Nadir “clear and delicate.” His 2017-2018 season includes Il Duca in Rigoletto with Oper im Steinbruch, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Florida Grand Opera, Christmas concerts with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day concerts at the Dubai Opera House, Elvino in La sonnambula with Staatstheater Stuttgart, the title role in Roméo et Juliette with Opéra de Nice, and Ismael in Nabucco with Opera de Toulon. Upcoming engagements have him returning to the United States as Alfredo in La Traviata, starring alongside soprano Nicole Cabell.

Recent engagements have included the title role in Roméo et Juliette with Atlanta Opera, Arturo in I puritani with Maggio Musicale Florentine in Florence, Tebaldo in I Capuletti e i Montecchi with Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Elvino in La sonnambula with Teatro Bellini Catania, Teatro Comunale Mario del Monaco in Treviso, Teatro Comunale Ferrara, and Teatro Alighieri Ravenna, Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles with Opera di Firenze, Teatro Regio in Parma, Teatro Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, Korea National Opera Seoul, and Daegu Opera House, Pâris in La belle Hélène with the Châtelet Theatre in Paris, Ernesto in Don Pasquale with Innsbruck Landestheater, Alfredo in La Traviata with Scottish Opera, Dijon Opera, and Theatre Caen, and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Garsington Opera and Birgitta Festival.

Mr. León started his vocal studies with the Cuban tenor Jesús Li.

He studied at the UCLA Opera Studio, the Solti Accademia di bel Canto, the Boston Opera Institute, and as a member of the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program at Los Angeles Opera. He then trained for two years in Italy under the guidance of the legendary soprano Mirella Freni, who granted him the Nicolai Ghiaurov scholarship.
* Last updated on April 2018

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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bellini: La Sonnambula Elvino Immediately Staatstheater Stuttgart und Staatsorchester Stuttgart 2018
Gounod: Roméo Et Juliette Roméo Immediately Opéra de Nice et Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice 2018
Bizet: Les Pêcheurs De Perles Nadir Immediately Korea Opera Company 2017
Verdi: Rigoletto Duca Di Mantova Immediately st:Margarethen 2017
Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor Sir Edgardo Di Ravenswood 1 week Florida Grand Opera (Miami 2017