Juan SanchoTenor

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Highlights

  • Handel: Alcina (Oronte) – Bolshoi Theatre, Lausanne Opera
  • Handel: Rodelinda (Grimoaldo) – Teatro Real Madrid, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, English National Opera
  • Haydn: Orlando Paladino (Pasquale) – Zurich Opera
  • Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (Albazar) – Aix-en-Provence Festival, Opéra de Dijon
  • Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri (Lindoro) – Le Quartz Brest
  • Mozart: Mitridate, re di Ponto (Marzio), Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (Triquet) – Teatro Real Madrid
  • Rameau: Les Indes galantes (Don Carlos) – Teatro alla Scala, National Theatre Prague, Barbican Centre London
  • Vinci: Catone in Utica (title role) – Versailles Royal Opera
  • Rossini Opera Gala (Almaviva, Don Ramiro, Uberto) – Athens Megaron
  • Monteverdi: L’Incornazione di Poppea (Arnalta/Lucano) – Teatro Colón Buenos Aires
  • Handel: Belshazzar (title role) – Göttingen Handel Festival
  • Several reccordings released by Decca (Handel, Pergolesi, Hasse, Leonardo Vinci, Porpora) and Sony (Handel)

The brightest new arrival is the Spanish tenor Juan Sancho. (The Times)

Biography

Born in Seville, Juan Sancho initially trained as a pianist before entering the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona to study voice in the Early Music department with Lambert Climent, also receiving tuition from Monsterrat Figueras. Later on he studied with Raphaël Sikorski (Laboratoire de la Voix in Paris) and Raúl Giménez (Barcelona).

He has worked with conductors including Michel Corboz, William Christie, Gustav Leonhardt, Fabio Biondi, Jordi Savall, Diego Fasolis, Marc Minkowski, Andrea Marcon, Richard Egarr, Christian Curnyn, Ivor Bolton, George Petrou, Leonardo García Alarcón, Riccardo Minasi, Hervé Niquet, Jan Tomasz Adamus, Václav Luks, the late Alan Curtis.

Juan’s international career has led him to the major theatres and venues of the world such as La Scala, Teatro Real Madrid, Bolshoi Theatre, Opernhaus Zürich, English National Opera, La Fenice, Prague National Theatre, London Barbican Centre, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Oper Köln, Madrid Auditorio Nacional, Salle Pleyel, Opéra Comique, Cité de la Musique and Paris Philharmonie, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Opéra National du Rhin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Lincoln Center, Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, etc.

Known as one of the finest Handel specialists of his generation, Juan Sancho has performed Lurcanio (Ariodante) at Opéra de Lausanne, Grimoaldo (Rodelinda) at English National Opera, Teatro Real Madrid and Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Oronte (Alcina) at Bolshoi Theatre and in Lausanne in a Diego Fasolis/Stefano Poda production, Bajazet (Tamerlano) in Madrid, Tempo (Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno) in Moscow, Sesto (Giulio Cesare) in Basel and Madrid, the title role in Belshazzar in Göttingen under Václav Luks conducting Concerto Köln, Emilio (Partenope) in an Ivor Bolton/Christopher Alden production at Teatro Real.

Further exploring the Bel Canto repertoire and more specifically Rossini, he took the stage as Albazar (Il Turco in Italia) at both the Aix-en-Provence Festival under Marc Minkowski (broadcast by ARTE) and Opéra de Dijon alongside Antonello Allemandi, Lindoro (L’Italiana in Algeri) for Le Quartz Brest with Jean-Christophe Spinosi, and Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) at Staatstheater Darmstadt. He gave a Rossini Opera Gala under the baton of Sebastiano Rolli for the Megaron Athens Concert Hall.

Among Juan’s past career highlights are Vivaldi’s Giustino (Vitaliano) with George Petrou at the Drottingholm Opera Festival, Pasquini’s Idalma (Celindo) under Alessandro De Marchi at the Innsbruck Festival and Monteverdi’s Incornazione di Poppea (Arnalta/Lucano) for the Buenos Aires Teatro Colón under the direction of Jean-Christophe Spinosi.
Juan performed Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Jordi Savall at the Auditori de Barcelona, Versailles Royal Chapel and Paris Philharmonie.

His extensive discography comprises Artaserse by Leonardo Vinci (Erato – DVD), Virtù dei strali d’Amore by Cavalli with Fabio Biondi (Naxos), Monteverdi’s Trilogy from the Teatro Real under William Christie and Les Arts Florissants (Dynamics and Virgin).
For the label Decca, Juan recorded Leonardo Vinci’s Catone in Utica (title role), Porpora’s Germanico in Germania, Pergolesi’s Adriano in Siria, Hasse’s Siroe re di Persia, Handel’s Arminio and Alessandro. He has released two CDs dedicated to Handel: the solo album “Seven Deadly Sins” (Enchiriadis) and the album “Human Love, Love Divine” alongside Nuria Rial (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi).

Among his recent and future engagements are Handel’s Israel in Egypt with Václav Luks/Collegium 1704 in Besançon, Ostrava, Dresden, Prague, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 under Andrea Marcon, Francesco Corselli’s Achille in Sciro (Nearco) in a new Ivor Bolton/Mariame Clément production of the Madrid Teatro Real, the title role in Orphée et Eurydice by Gluck alongside Jan Tomasz Adamus/Capella Cracoviensis at Theater Biel Solothurn.

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