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Luis Chapa

Tenor

  • Mexican tenor Luis Chapa made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Pinkerton in Anthony Minghella’s production of Madama Butterfly in the 2017-18 season. Praised for his “mellifluous, stupendously-powerful” voice, Chapa studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, U.K. In the 2018-19 season, Chapa returns to the Metropolitan Opera to cover Piotr Beczala as Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, and will sing Stiffelio for the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, as well as Andrea Chenier for Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania.

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  • In addition to singing Pinkerton, in the 2017-18 season Chapa covered Roberto Alagna in Cavalleria rusticana at the Metropolitan Opera, and sang the title role Otello for the Croatian National Opera and Radames Aida for Teatro Wielki Poznan.


    Recent successes include title role Otello in Calixto Bieto’s production at Theater Basel, his US debut as Don José Carmen and return as Calaf Turandot for Seattle Opera, Des Grieux Manon Lescaut in Catania, Don José Carmen in Hong Kong, and Radames Aida at the Teatr Wielki Poznan; as well as covering Manrico Il trovatore and Pollione Norma for the Metropolitan Opera.


    Other recent engagements include Tannhäuser for the Tiroler Festspiele Erl in Austria, Karlsruhe and Manaus; Erik Der fliegende Holländer in Austria; title role Otello at Theater Freiburg, in which he was lauded as “a heroic tenor of the first-rate” (Badische Zeitung); and Otello in Bonn. In Freiburg Chapa also made his debut as Hermann Pique Dame.


    Chapa has performed Pinkerton Madama Butterfly in Essen; Calaf Turandot with the Polish National Opera in Warsaw; Pollione Norma in Christopher Alden’s new production for Opera North; Turiddu Cavalleria rusticana and Canio Pagliacci, title role Don Carlo, Manrico Il trovatore, and Radames Aida all for Welsh National Opera; Samson Samson et Dalila in Darmstadt; Il trovatore in Hong Kong, Pagliacci and Aida in Poland, a new production of Il trovatore in Wiesbaden and Cavaradossi Tosca in Bern, Switzerland. For Croatian National Opera Chapa has performed Luigi Il tabarro, Alvaro La forza del destino, Don José Carmen in a new production by Philipp Himmelman, Maurizio Adriana Lecouvreur, and Andrey Mazeppa.


    Chapa has worked with many notable conductors and directors, including Alexander Joel, von Dohnányi, John Copley, Christopher Alden, Calixto Bieito, Mariusz Trelinski, and David McVicar.


    Chapa's concert engagements have included Verdi Requiem with Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra; a Verdi gala with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Puccini concert with the BBC Concert Orchestra; Verdi gala with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Pamplona, Mahler's Symphony No.8 with the Orquesta Sinfonica of Nuevo Leon; and a gala with the Orquesta sinfonica Nacional de Bogota.

    2018-2019 season / 426 words. Not to be altered without permission

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Opera repertoire

Bellini
Pollione Norma


Berlioz
Title role Benvenuto Celllini


Bizet
Don José Carmen


Cilea
Maurizio Adriana Lecouvreur


Giordano
Title role Andrea Chenier


Leoncavallo
Canio Pagliacci


Mascagni
Turiddu Cavalleria rusticana


Puccini
Dick Johnson La fanciulla del West
Pinkerton Madama Butterfly
Des Grieux Manon Lescaut
Luigi Il tabarro
Cavaradossi Tosca
Calaf Turandot


Saint-Saens
Title role Samson et Dalila


Tchaikovsky
Andrej Mazepa
Hermann Pique Dame


Verdi
Radamès Aida
Foresto Attila
Title role Don Carlo
Don Alvaro La forza del destino
Title role Otello
Manrico Il trovatore


Wagner
Erik Der fliegende Hollander
Title role Tannhäuser

Luis Chapa lends his Samson an expressive tenor, sometimes lyrically gentle, sometimes shimmeringly metallic

Echo Online

Tannhäuser, the demanding heroic tenor role, was played by Mexican singer Luis Chapa, who performed the score with gallantry and adeptness

Concerto

Intermusica represents Luis Chapa worldwide.

Rachel Walters
Senior Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9903
rwalters@intermusica.co.uk


Associate Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera



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