Juan Jose de Leon, Tenor
Juan Jose de Leon is a second-year Resident Artist at Pittsburgh Opera. He is scheduled to appear in 2012-13 as Matteo Borsa/Rigoletto, Paolino/Il matrimonio segreto and Prince Ramiro/La cenerentola Student Matinee. Mr. de Leon was part of the training program I Sing Beijing in Summer 2012, and appeared as Tamino/The Magic Flute with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh Summerfest.
In the 2011-12 season, he was seen as Gastone/La traviata, Nadir/The Pearl Fishers Student Matinee, and Spoletta/Tosca.
His performance experience includes Benvolio/Romeo et Juliette at The Dallas Opera, Basilio/The Marriage of Figaro at Glimmerglass Festival; Don Ramiro/La cenerentola at Seagle Music Colony; Tamino/The Magic Flute and Rinuccio/Gianni Schicchi at University of North Texas, among others. Mr. de Leon was a National Semi-Finalist at the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, an Audience Favorite at Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition, and received 3rd Prize in the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. Additionally, he was awarded 2nd prize, the Sergio Franchi Award, and the Critics' Choice Award in the 2012 Marcello Giordani International Vocal Competition, and 3rd prize in The Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition 2012.
He has participated in singer training programs at Glimmerglass Festival and Seagle Music Colony, and holds a Master's degree in Music from Southern Methodist University as well as a Bachelor's degree in Music from the University of North Texas.
Mr. Gene Welsh and Mr. David McAdams generously sponsor Mr. de Leon's residency.
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