Leonardo Sánchez


Leonardo Sánchez is noted as one of the upcoming tenors of his generation. As a graduate of the Zürich International Opera Studio, of which he was the youngest member for the seasons 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, Leonardo has had the opportunity to share the stage with opera icons such as Sir Bryn Terfel, Piotr Beczala and Krassimira Stoyanova, in addition to having collaborated with Nello Santi, Fabio Luisi and Ottavio Dantone. Under the direction of American soprano Jeanne-Michelle Charbonnet, Leonardo has recently graduated from the Master programme for “Chanteurs Solistes” in Lausanne, Switzerland. Leonardo is also a proud ambassador for the Opera For Peace project.
Engagements for the musical season 2022/2023 include an Opera Gala in Geneva with the great soprano Elsa Dreisig and a solo recital in Thurgau, Switzerland, participation in the final of the prestigious Lavaux Classique Festival and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 at the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico. Leonardo will perform in Mexico, Brazil and Austria, where he will take part in various productions such as Verdi’s Falstaff and in the leading role in Lakmé.
Mr. Sánchez has won numerous prizes at prestigious singing competitions in Mexico: Youth Revelation at the Sinaloa International Singing Competition in May of 2016 and the First Place, Opera of Fine Arts Price and Youth Revelation in the most important contest for young opera singers in Mexico – the Carlo Morelli National Singing Competition in September of 2016. This contest has been won by singers like Javier Camarena, Ramon Vargas, Maria Katzarava, etc.
Leonardo Sánchez earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Universidad De Las Américas Puebla. He is one of the youngest singers in his country to receive the Plácido Domingo scholarship from SIVAM, Mexico’s most prominent young-artist opera program.

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