Jesús león


Mexican tenor Jesús León’s  Duke has been described as “impeccable,” his Edgardo “exquisite," and his Nadir “clear and delicate.” His 2018-2019 season included Elvino in La Sonnambula and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Deutsche Oper Berlin and Alfredo in La Traviata with Minnesota Opera. Upcoming engagements include Roméo in Roméo et Juliette with Graz Opera and Hoffmann in Les contes d’Hoffmann with the Palace of Bellas Artes in Mexico.


Recent engagements include the 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, Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles with Opera di Firenze, Teatro Verdi di Trieste and Seoul Arts Centre, Il Duca in Rigoletto with Opéra de Nice, the title role in Roméo et Juliette with the Royal Opera House Muscat, and Elvino in La Sonnambula with Teatro Filarmonico Verona. 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. 

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“Mexican tenor Jesús León was making his Bellas Artes and role debut as Hoffmann so the stakes were high. After a very solid career in Europe, León proved to be ready to perform the challenging role of Hoffmann. His voice is very lyrical, Italianate in color and projec...


"it’s the moving evocations of intense love and sadness in Verdi’s music that make “La Traviata” a masterpiece, and those were beautifully conveyed on opening night by our lovers, American soprano Nicole Cabell and Mexican tenor Jesus Leon. . . While Violetta is usuall...


"In between stands Elvino Jesús León – he harmonizes more beautifully in a duet with Venera Gimadieva thanks to his bright, light head voice, which he can lead without great effort to the high d; at the same time he makes it clear in which emotional state of exception...


"Tenor Romeo Jesus Leon is in tune with his partner. The tone is golden, the natural vibrato, the long breath, the powerful emission. At the same time as Juliet, but in his own way, he takes on consistency and builds his coherence from stage to stage. He "inquires" as...

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