Juan SanchoTenor

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Highlights

  • Haydn: Orlando Paladino (Pasquale) – Zurich Opera
  • Handel: Alcina (Oronte) – Bolshoi Theatre
  • Handel: Rodelinda (Grimoaldo) – Teatro Real Madrid, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, English National Opera
  • Rameau: Les Indes galantes (Don Carlos) – Teatro alla Scala, National Theatre Prague, Barbican Centre London
  • Handel: Ariodante (Lurcanio) – Lausanne Opera, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Valencia
  • Handel: Tamerlano (Bajazet) – Auditorio Nacional Madrid
  • Hasse: Siroe, rè di Persia (Cosroe) – Lausanne, Versailles, Wiesbaden, Amsterdam
  • Vinci: Catone in Utica (title role) – Versailles Royal Opera
  • Vinci: Artaserse (Artabano) – Versailles, Köln, Nancy
  • Monteverdi: L’Incornazione di Poppea (Arnalta/Lucano) – Teatro Colón Buenos Aires
  • Corselli: Achille in Sciro (Nearco) – Teatro Real Madrid
  • Several reccordings released by Decca (Handel, Pergolesi, Hasse, Leonardo Vinci, Porpora)

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 Sancho regularly performs with famous symphonic orchestras such as the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, Real Filharmonía de Galicia… and has been invited by some of the leading european early music ensembles like Concerto Köln, Academy of Ancient Music, Les Arts Florissants, Accademia Bizantina, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Le Concert des Nations, Hespèrion XXI, Europa Galante, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Il Complesso Barocco, Il Pomo d’Oro, Armonia Atenea, Collegium 1704, Capella Cracoviensis, Capella Augustina, Ensemble Matheus.

His international career has led him to the major theatres and opera houses of the world: Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Teatro Real (Madrid), Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow), Opernhaus Zürich, English National Opera (London), La Fenice (Venice), Prague National Theatre, Barbican Centre (London), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), Alte Oper Frankfurt, Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), Palau de la Música (Barcelona), Salle Pleyel, Opéra Comique, Cité de la Musique and Philharmonie in Paris, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow), Auditori (Barcelona), Opéra National du Rhin (Strasburg), Opéra National de Lorraine (Nancy), Lincoln Center (New York), Teatro de la Maestranza (Seville), Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon), Oper Köln, Kursaal (San Sebastián), etc.

Juan Sancho has appeared in some of Europe’s most important Festivals including Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg, Ambronay, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, George Enescu, Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, Granada, Oude Muziek Utrecht.

Among his past career highlights are Cavalli’s Calisto (Pane) at the Madrid Teatro Real, Handel’s Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (Tempo) at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre, Haydn’s Incontro improvviso (Ali) at the Haydn Festival of the Brühler Schlosskonzerte under Andreas Spering, 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, among others, 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 rè di Persia, Handel’s Arminio and Alessandro. He released the solo album “Seven Deadly Sins” dedicated to Handel with the label Enchiriadis.

Among his recent and future engagements are Francesco Corselli’s Achille in Sciro (Nearco) in a new production of the Madrid Teatro Real under the direction of Ivor Bolton. He is involved in several Handel productions: Ariodante (Lurcanio) at the Valencia Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia under Andrea Marcon, Publio Cornelio Scipione (Lelio) at the Göttingen Handel Festival under the baton of George Petrou, Samson at the Festival Tage Alter Musik Regensburg.

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