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.