Jesus Leon

Mexican tenor Jesus Leon started his vocal studies with the Cuban tenor Jesus Li. He was a student at 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 direction of Mirella Freni.

His recent engagements have included Roméo in „Roméo et Juliette" at the Atlanta Opera and ROH Muscat (Monte Carlo Opera Tour), Arturo in „I Puritani" at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Tebaldo in „I Capuleti e i Montecchi" at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Elvino in „La Sonnambula" at Teatro Filarmonico Verona, Teatro Bellini Catania, Mario del Monaco in Treviso, Teatro Comunale Ferrara and Teatro Alighieri Ravenna, Nadir in „Les pêcheurs de perles" at the Florence Opera, Teatro Regio in Parma, Teatro Pavarotti in Modena, Daegu Opera House and Pâris in „La Belle Hélène" at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris.

Past operatic performances include Il Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto at Bregenz Landestheater, Ernesto in Don Pasquale at the Innsbruck Landestheater, Alfredo in La Traviata at Scottish Opera, Dijon Opera, Theatre Caen, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at Garsington Opera and Birgitta Festival and Riccardo in Donizetti's Maria di Rohan in Berlin.

His intense concert activities have taken him to 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’s Requiem) and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria (Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette).

Among his future engagements are Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de Perles at the Teatro Verdi Trieste, Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto and Ismaele in Nabucco at the Nice Opera.