DON GIOVANNI – Garsington Opera – June 2012
The other male roles were also well sung and acted, particularly Jesus Leon as Don Ottavio, whose rendition of the lovely ‘Il mio tesoro’ aria was one of the high points of the opera.
William Hartston – Express.co.uk
Don Ottavio, elegantly sung by Jesús León . . .
Fiona Maddocks – The Guardian
. . . and Jesus Leon stands out for his Italianate Ottavio
Edward Bhesania – The Stage
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; I quite missed the Act One aria.
Robert J Farr – Seen and Heard International
. . . the vocal splendour of Joshua Bloom’s Leporello is nicely complemented by Jesus Leon’s sweet tenor as Don Ottavio;
Michael Church – The Independent
It was very welcome to see Don Ottavio taking charge of things, even if that meant some shenanigans with the Commendatore’s corpse… Jesús León coped well with all he had to do as Ottavio and sang a commendable ‘Il mio Tesoro’ which is no mean feat even when your character is not faced with sullen companions.
Melanie Eskenazi – MusicOMH.com
. . . and as for Jesús León as Don Ottavio, his pleasant upper register makes one regret the absence of ‘Dalla sua pace’ from Act One.
Mark Valencia – ClassicalSource.com