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Feb 1, 2023

On track to becoming a doctor in Mexico and finding opera as something ‘for old people’, Leonardo Sanchez made an unexpected career pivot and discovered that singing opera really could be a viable career choice. So how have the first steps in opera been for this emerging tenor? How has he squared reality and against his own high expectations? We hear from a number of people who are keeping a watchful eye on his development, namely Lawrence Brownlee, the American tenor and star of bel canto, and Julia Lagahuzère director of Opera for Peace, who is preparing her next academy for young singers in Paris; she explains how she asks the difficult questions in the opera business.

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Il Viaggio a Reims with the Accademia Rossiniana at the Rossini Opera Festival (only until 13.02.23)

Lawrence Brownlee & Thomas Hampson’s Masterclasses with Opera for Peace (until 26.02.23)

An evening of Operetta & Zarzeuela from the Centre de Perfeccionament del Palau de les Arts (until 16.03.23)


Music Extracts

Introduction & closing: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Mozart): Overture.

Gounod Ah lêve-toi soleil! from Romeo et Juliette Tenor Leonardo Sanchez, Pianist Kamal Khan

Puccini’s O soave fanciulla from La Bohème Tenor Leonardo Sanchez, Soprano Ana Garotić, Pianist Kamal Khan