Mexico City – Teatro de Bellas Artes: Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Musically speaking, the cast, orchestra and chorus were on fire. Mexican tenor Jesús León was making his Bellas Artes and role debut as Hoffmann so the stakes were high. After a very solid career in Europe, León proved to be ready to perform the challenging role of Hoffmann. His voice is very lyrical, Italianate in […]

Leon “disarmingly open-hearted” in Minnesota Opera ‘La Traviata”

“it’s the moving evocations of intense love and sadness in Verdi’s music that make “La Traviata” a masterpiece, and those were beautifully conveyed on opening night by our lovers, American soprano Nicole Cabell and Mexican tenor Jesus Leon. . . While Violetta is usually the center of attention in this opera, Leon’s Alfredo was its […]

La Sonnambula – Deutsche Oper Berlin

Ursula Wiegand – Online Merker – 11.02.2019 Am meisten gefordert sind Venera Gimadieva als Dorfmädchen Amina und der mexikanische Tenor Jesús León als ihr Bräutigam Elvino. Großartig singend und intensiv spielend machen sie klar, wie sehr sie sich lieben, in welche Gefahr jedoch ihre Liebe gerät, und wie schnell Gefühle in Eifersucht, Kummer, Verzweiflung und […]

NABUCCO – Nice Opera – May 2018

Par Florence Lethurgez – Olyrix – 20 May 2018 L’Ismaël du ténor mexicain Jesús León a la voix claire et ductile d’un jeune dominant amoureux. Sa production est aisée, lumineuse, accompagnée en permanence d’un vibrato mobilisé comme une variable d’ajustement, plus serré dans les dialogues avec les personnages féminins, plus ample, dans les échanges virils. […]

Romeo et Juliette – Nice Opera – March 2018

Diapason – Par Emmanuel Dupuy On a certes entendu des Roméo au lyrisme plus épanoui, mais celui-ci porte en étendard un timbre clair et projeté, comme la souplesse de phrasés couronnés par un aigu vaillant. English translation: Of course, Roméo has been heard with a more radiant lyricism, but this one carries a clear and […]

La Sonnambula – Stuttgart Staatsoper – Jan, Feb, March 2018

La Sonnambula – Stuttgart Staatsoper – Jan, Feb, March 2018 Susanne Benda,  29.01.2018 – STD.de – Stuttgarter Nachrichten Der Elvino von Jesús León hat Schmelz, Emotion, große Beweglichkeit, selbst in seinen narzisstischsten Tenor-Momenten darstellerische Überzeugungskraft und gewinnt im Laufe des Abends außerdem immer mehr Sicherheit in der geforderten Höhe. English translation: The Elvino by Jesús […]

Lucia di Lammermoor – Florida Grand Opera – Nov & Dec 2017

As her lover, Edgardo, Jesus León, harkens back to older recordings we have heard; just an exquisite sound both youthful and boyishly masculine. From his first entrance he commanded never upstaging his lover. The couple’s intense need to fight the surrounding depression gives this production its force. At this time, it is hard to imagine […]

Rigoletto à l’Opéra de Nice – May 10, 2017

Le choix du ténor mexicain Jesús León pour le duc de Mantoue est particulièrement pertinent, comme l’était celui de Francesco Meli pour « Il Trovatore » à Monaco. En effet, pour rendre justice à ces deux partitions verdiennes, il ne faut pas oublier que la trilogie s’inscrit dans la filiation directe des œuvres de Donizetti et qu’il […]

Romeo et Juliette – Atlanta Opera – May 2016

“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.” By Andrew Alexander – For the AJC – May 9, 2016 León’s tenor is an appealing match for Cabell’s voice, which is a good thing […]

La Sonnambula – Teatro Massimo Bellini – May 2016

Jesus Leon ha restituito ad Elvino tutta la dolcezza e grazia del ruolo, senza mai forzare, mantenendosi all’interno di un lirismo elegiaco lontano dalle roboanti deviazioni drammatiche spesso così apprezzate da certo pubblico: buon tenore di grazia, ha sfoggiato una notevole tecnica e una discreta copertura degli acuti, mostrando anch’egli di saper curare particolarmente i […]