Tag Archives: Juan Jose de Leon

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Buffalo

by Megan Meister

I was in Buffalo, New York over the weekend to judge the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Great Lakes Region finals, and although everyone thought I was crazy to accept an invitation to go to upstate New York in January, it was actually warmer there on Sunday afternoon than when I got back to Dallas […]

High Praise Indeed, but…

by Suzanne Calvin

One half of my brain was extremely pleased to see the remarkable and remarkably gracious Juan José de León touted in “Opera Fresh” as a young singer who mmmmmmmight be the next Juan Diego Floréz.  However, the other half of my brain immediately revived memories of young baseball pitchers with “million dollar arms” and I […]

Way to Go, Juan!

by Suzanne Calvin

Juan José de León, who is making his company debut in our next production, “Romeo and Juliet,” got a dispensation to travel to San Antonio last weekend to compete in the Southwest Region Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions — and won! The Corpus Christi-born tenor earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music from UNT and a […]

Some Enchanted Evening…

by Suzanne Calvin

      There are toothpicks propping open my eyes, but it was, all in all, a terrific evening of song.  Read on for details while I try to spot my car in the snow….                 DALLAS, MARCH 21, 2010 –The Dallas Opera Guild concluded it’s 22nd annual competition for young opera singers late […]