Mexican Tenor Leonardo Sánchez is the youngest and a second-year member of the International Opera Studio at the Zurich Opera House in the season 2019-2020. During his time in his young artist program he has had the opportunity to share the stage with icons of the opera world such as Sir Bryn Terfel, Piort Beczala, Krassimira Stoyanova. He has been conducted and collaborated with Nello Santi, Fabio Luisi, Ottavio Dantone, etc.
In the most recent years he made his debut in Spain as Tamino (Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte) in the Cadiz region, as Alberto (Breton’s Farinelli) in Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid and Conte Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini) in Theater Winterthur in Switzerland. He made his debut in 2016 at the Palacio de Bellas Artes as Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor where he shared stage with acclaimed tenor Ramon Vargas.
Mr. Sánchez has won numerous prizes of 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 the Young opera singer in Mexico, the Carlo Morelli National Singing Competition in September of 2016. This contest has won by singers like Javier Camarena, Ramon Vargas, Maria Katzarava, etc.
Leonardo earned his bachelor’s degree from the Universidad De Las Americas 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.