Born in Mexico, tenor Cesar Sanchez is an exciting new artist who is praised for his heroic intensity and rich passionate voice. He is a full lyric tenor whose voice is particularly suited to the late Romantic operas, especially the music of Verdi and Puccini. Cesar began his music studies as a boy chorister at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Tijuana, Mexico. Following high school, he was awarded a scholarship to the Escuela Superior de Musica in Guadalajara, México, and later was chosen as a full scholarship student at the Mozarteum Conservatory of Music in Salzburg, Austria.
After graduation from the Mozarteum, Cesar won the Darclee International Voice Competition. In 2013 he won the Irene Dalis Competition where he also received the Audience Choice Award. Among the several roles he has sung are Edgardo in Lucia and Turridu in Cavalleria. Cesar has sung the tenor lead with Los Angeles Opera’s Education and Community Opera in The Prospector. He was praised for his dramatic and moving interpretation of Rodolfo in scenes from La Bohème which were most recently performed in affiliation with the Los Angeles Opera. He has also sung the role of Riccardo in Verdi’s UnBallo in Maschera for The Opera Buffs in Zipper Hall at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles. Recently he sang Calaf in Turandot at the Tijuana Opera Summer Festival before an audience of more than 14,000.
Cesar has sung in concert with the Cologne Philharmonic in Germany and the George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest, Romania. He has sung with the Satu Mare Philharmonic and the Oradea and Sibiu Orchestra under M° Marco Balderi in the European Capital for the Arts Festival. He has performed in an opera gala for the French television station “Mezzo” and has sung concerts and recitals throughout France, Germany, Romania, and México. Because of his increasing popularity with the public and his unique talent, the Mexican Government bestowed upon him the prestigious title of Ambassador for the Arts.
In addition to his prospering career, Cesar strives to enrich the classical music culture of México by arranging for various artistic masters, including the legendary director Tito Capobianco, Marc Tardue, and Daniel Lipton to name a few, to visit his hometown of Tijuana.
Cesar can be heard in a studio recording as the lead male role, Adriel, in David Arkenston’s modern epic opera The Fall of Atlantis with Los Angeles Opera. Last year he sang Alfredo in Verdi’s LaTraviata at Barry University in Miami, Florida, performed his first Macduff with Tampa Opera, and earlier that season his first Manrico in NYC at the Liederkranz in October. He was Tampa Opera’s Cavaradossi in a recent production of Tosca. Coming up will be a repeat of Trovatore in 2019.