American-born Cuban and Colombian tenor, Anthony León, is a young up-and-comer quickly developing an international performing career. His voice has been lauded by Stage and Cinema as possessing “beauty, freedom of tone, and outstanding breath control.” Most recent honors include being named a 2023 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition winner and receiving the First Prize and the Don Plácido Domingo Ferrer Zarzuela Prize at Operalia, 2022. He has also received a Career Development Grant from the Sullivan Foundation. Other accolades include being featured in Opera News magazine and being named “Best up-and-comer” in the Inland Empire Magazine’s “Best of the Best 2019” list, among other prestigious awards.
During the 2022/2023 season, Anthony was contracted as a member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program at the Los Angeles Opera. Anthony’s newest engagements at LA Opera include opening the 2023/2024 season with his role debut as Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. At LA Opera, he has also sung Roderigo in Verdi’s Otello, Pelléas in Impressions de Pelléas, Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro, Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, Spoletta in Tosca, and Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor. Beyond Los Angeles, during the summer of 2023, Anthony made debuts both at the Festivald’Aix-en-Provence and the Salzburg Festival, singing the roles of the Teapot, Frog, and Mathematician in Ravel’s Das Kind und die Zauberdinge (L’enfant et les sortilèges). He has also recently been on tour performing the roles of Giove and Amphinome in Monteverdi’s opera, Il ritornod’Ulisse in patria, with the ensemble I Gemelli. On tour, Anthony performed at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, France; Arsenal Theater in Metz, France; and Victoria Hall in Geneva, Switzerland. A recorded album of the opera with Ensemble I Gemelli was released in September 2023 on all music platforms and has won international awards.