I PURITANI – Grange Park Opera

I PURITANI – Grange Park Opera (May 2013 to June 29, 2013)

As Lord Arturo, the light-voiced Jesus Leon negotiated the high-lying vocal line sweetly and truly (the enchanting aria and ensemble “A te, o cara” was one of the evening’s few bright spots), projecting a seraphic resignation appropriate to his Christian name.
Rupert Christiansen – The Telegraph – 01 Jun 2013

As Arturo, Jésus León offers sweetness of tone and some extraordinary top notes.
George Hall – The Guardian – 02 June 2013

First let me list some of the things I enjoyed about this Puritani: the secure coloratura of Claire Rutter’s moving Elvira, the witty choreography, the good-looking tenor Jesús León’s high notes, and the gutsy playing of the English Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Gianluca Marciano.
Amanda Holloway – Opera Magazine – August 2013

Elvira’s beloved Arturo was sung by Jesus Leon, who has an attractive, flexible light tenor voice. Leon was clear and firm and produced a fine rendering of the showpiece “A te o cara”.
David Karlin – Bachtrack – 01 June 2013

I Puritani is an opera notorious for the face that the vocal demands of the tenor role, Arturo, are as demanding as that of the soprano. The role sits naturally very high and includes the famous high F (in act 3). Mexican tenor Jesus Leon was clearly equal to the challenge. He has a flexible lyric voice and seemed remarkably relaxed about the role’s tessitura. His voice isn’t large, but he brought to the role a lovely control and flexibility, with enough resource to colour and shape the music. His duet with Rutter in act 3 was rightly one of the climaxes of the evening.
Robert Hugill – Planet Hugill – June 10, 2013

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