Jesús Léon

Tenor

Jesús Léon
REVIEWS

Arturo: I Puritani / Grange Park Opera

“León was clear and firm and produced a fine rendering of the showpiece “A te o cara”.

Bachtrack

 

“…he sets out to sing bel canto with the poetry that it always ought to have, reaching most of the role’s very high notes with ease.”

The Financial Times

 

“As Arturo, Jésus León offers sweetness of tone and some extraordinary top notes.”

The Guardian

 

“As Lord Arturo, the light-voiced Jesús Len negotiated the high-lying vocal line sweetly and truly (the enchanting aria and ensemble “A te, o cara” was one of the evening’s few bright spots), projecting a seraphic resignation appropriate to his Christian name.”

The Telegraph

 

Nadir: Les pêcheurs de perles / Teatro Verdi Trieste

“Mexican tenor Jésus León’s voice may not be large, but his fine technique enables him to conquer the role of Nadir. His beautiful phrasing and colouring of one of the most beautiful passages of the operatic repertoire for tenor, Je crois entendre encore, was enthusiastically received by the public.”

Connessi all’Opera

 

Elvino: La sonnambula / Teatro Comunale Claudio Abbado

“His singing is shaped and controlled to perfection and the terrifying high notes written for Giovanni Battisa Rubini, the first Elvino, are all there.”

GB Opera

 

Elvino: La sonnambula / Teatro Comunale Mario del Monaco

“The real star of the evening is of the Elvino of the Mexican tenor Jesús León, skillfully combining fullness of sound with bel canto technique.”

Il Gazzettino

 

Nadir: Les pêcheurs des perles / Opera di Firenze

“He has great control of the vocal line, managing to phrase with elegance and is secure in the upper register, performing Je crois entendre (in the original key) with great skill in a reading of hypnotic charm.”

Opera Click

 

Ernesto: Don Pasquale / Tiroler Landestheater, Inssbruck

“The public’s absolute favourite was the Ernesto, sung by the Mexican Jesús León, performing with consummate charm and with a tenor voice to make every heart beat faster.”

Der neue Merker

 

Roméo: Roméo et Juliette / Atlanta Opera

“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.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Don Ottavio: Don Giovanni / Garsington Opera at Wormsley

“…elegantly sung by Jesús León.”

The Guardian

 

“…the vocal splendour of Joshua Bloom’s Leporello is nicely complemented by Jesús León’s sweet tenor as Don Ottavio…”

The Independent

 

“…sung sweetly by the Mexican Jesús León.”

Opera

 

“As the put-upon Ottavio, Mexican Jesús León, dressed in suit and tie showing some aristocratic class, acted his role well; his light tenor was mellifluous in its phrasing and even in tone.”

Seen and Heard International

 

“Jesús León stands out for his Italiante Ottavio.”

The Stage

 

Duke of Mantua: Rigoletto / Vorarlberger Landestheater

“Jesús León (The Duke) has already established himself in Bregenz as a fine interpreter of Verdi, an impression only strengthened by yesterday’s success.”

Vorarlberger Nachrichten

 

Alfredo: La traviata / Opéra de Dijon

“The Mexican Jesús León is a young and credible Alfredo, personable, with sure stage sense, a beautiful vocal line and a high C proudly held at the end of the cabaletta: a young singer to be remembered.”

Forum Opéra

 

Alfredo: La traviata / West Bay Opera

“Jesús León, who sang Violetta’s passionate and impulsive lover, Alfredo Germont, has a lovely tenor voice, consistent in its clarity and intonation.”

San Francisco Classical Voice

 

Bel Canto / Opus Arte CD

‘There’s nothing like a tenor strutting his stuff; and it’s all there when the young Mexican Jesús León tackles ‘Amici miei’.’ 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.’

BBC Music Magazine



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Jesús León sings Verdi: Rigoletto - Parmi ceder le lagrime