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Juan Sancho

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

Juan Sancho has worked with many great conductors such as Michel Corboz, William Christie, Gustav Leonhardt, Fabio Biondi, Jordi Savall, Diego Fasolis, Marc Minkowski, Andrea Marcon, Alan Curtis, Richard Egarr, George Petrou, Leonardo García-Alarcón, Riccardo Minasi, Hervé Niquet and Skip Sempé. He has also sung with outstanding orchestras: Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, Real Philarmonia de Galicia and others. He has been also invited by some of the most important European early music ensembles like Concerto Köln, The Academy of Ancient Music, Les Arts Florissants, Accademia Bizantina, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, Le Concert des Nations, Hespèrion XXI, Europa Galante, Les musiciens du Louvre, Il complesso barocco, Il Pomo d'Oro, and Armonia Athenea.

He has appeared at some of the most emblematic theaters and opera houses around the world: Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Teatro Real (Madrid), La Fenice (Venice), Prague National Theater, Barbican Center (London), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), Palau de la Música (Valencia), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Opéra Comique (Paris), Cité de la Musique (Paris), Tchaikovski Hall (Moscow), Auditori (Barcelona), Opéra National du Rhin (Strasburg), Opéra National de Lorraine (Nancy), Lincoln Center (New York), Teatro de la Maestranza (Sevilla), Fundaçao Gulbenkian (Lisbon), Oper Köln, Kursaal (San Sebastián), as well as during some of Europe's most important music festivals such as Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Festival d'Ambronay, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Festival Enescu, Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, Festival de Granada, Antwerpen Early Music Festival.

His DVD and CD recordings include “Catone in Utica” by Leonardo Vinci in the role of Catone (DECCA), “Arminio” by Handel (DECCA), “Siroe, rè di Persia” by Hasse (DECCA), “Alessandro” by Handel (DECCA), “Artasserse” by Leonardo Vinci (ERATO in DVD), Monteverdi's trilogy from Teatro Real under William Christie and Les Arts Florissants (DYNAMICS and VIRGIN) and “La virtù dei strali d'Amore” by Cavalli with Fabio Biondi (NAXOS) etc.

Among Sancho’s last performances stands out his debuts at the Opéra de Lausanne with “Ariodante” under Diego Fasolis, and at the Salzburg Festival with “Romeo e Giulietta” by Zingarelli, as well as his return to Theater an der Wien performing “Adriano in Siria” by Pergolesi, and in Wiesbaden singing “Siroe, ré di Persia” by Hasse.

Pic. Julian Laidig