There’s nothing like a tenor strutting his stuff; and it’s all there when the young Mexican Jesús León tackles ‘Amici miei’,’ writes Christopher Cook in the August issue of BBC Music Magazine. ‘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.’
Christopher Cook – BBC Music Magazine – August 2015
Bel Canto CD – Planet Hugill Review
On this disc he gives a series of highly shapely, polished and a lovely sense of style. Jesús León has quite a narrow bore, fine-grained voice which has a lovely surface sheen (it works well live, as I saw him in Bellini’s I Puritani at Grange Park Opera in 2013. In timbre it has elements in common with a tenor like William Matteuzzi who devoted his career to the early 19th century Italian operas (and I love his recording of Bellini’s I Puritani will Mariella Devia). But in overall terms, the tenor I was most reminded of was Alfredo Kraus; Jesús León has the same stylish feel and the same care not to push the voice beyond its natural limits.
Planet Hugill – 17 June, 2015