Jesús León makes his OSJ debut in the 2017-18 season, appearing as Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Roles performed recently include Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at the Atlanta Opera and at the ROH Muscat for the Monte Carlo Opera, Arturo in Bellini’s I Puritani at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Tebaldo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Elvino in Rossini’s La Sonnambula at Teatro Filarmonico Verona, Teatro Bellini Catania, Teatro Comunale Mario del Monaco in Treviso, Teatro Comunale Ferrara and Teatro Alighieri Ravenna, Nadir in Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles at the Opera of Florence, Teatro Regio in Parma, Teatro Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, Korea National Opera Seoul, Daegu Opera House and Pâris in Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris.
Concert appearances include performances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall (Raymond Gubbay’s Classical Spectacular), the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Spirit of Christmas and New Year’s Eve gala, New Year’s concert), Birmingham Symphony Hall, Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall, Orchestra Verdi in Milan (Mozart Requiem) and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria (Berlioz’s Romeo et Juliette).
Mr. León started his vocal studies with the Cuban tenor Jesús Li. He was a student of the UCLA Opera Studio, the Solti Accademia di bel Canto, the Boston Opera Institute and the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program at Los Angeles Opera. In Italy he trained for two years under the guidance of the legendary soprano Mirella Freni, who granted him the Nicolai Ghiaurov scholarship.
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