Luis Chapa makes his debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly
Luis Chapa makes his hotly anticipated Metropolitan Opera debut as Pinkerton in Anthony Minghella’s acclaimed production of Madama Butterfly on 13 March 2018, conducted by Marco Armiliato.
The Mexican tenor’s recent accolades include the title role of Otello in Calixto Bieto’s production at Theater Basel, and his US debut as Don José in Carmen for Seattle Opera, where he returned as Calaf in Turandot. Later this season he sings Radames in Aida at the Teatr Wielki Poznan and Otello in Croatia, before returning next season to the Metropolitan Opera.
Chapa has impressed as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut in Catania, Don José in Hong Kong, Tannhäuser for the Tiroler Festspiele Erl in Austria, Karlsruhe and Manaus; and Erik Der fliegende Holländer in Austria, among others.
"The company had reserved a great surprise...The protagonist, the Mexican Tenor Luis Chapa created a Tannhauser of first order, full beautiful voice, generous, in line with all the strength of the character"
“He sings beautifully, expressively and yearningly, tenor Luis Chapa in the role of hero is in top form on the premiere evening... Luis Chapa lends his Samson an expressive tenor, sometimes lyrically gentle, sometimes shimmeringly metallic”
Luis Chapa joins Intermusica for general management
Intermusica is delighted to announce the general management of dramatic Mexican tenor, Luis Chapa.
This season Chapa makes his Metropolitan Opera debut as Pinkerton in Anthony Minghella’s production of Madama Butterfly.
Praised for his “mellifluous, stupendously-powerful” voice and described as “a heroic tenor of the first-rate” (Badische Zeitung), Chapa studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
In addition to singing Pinkerton, this season Chapa covers Roberto Alagna in Cavelleria Rusticana at the Metropolitan Opera; sings the title role Otello for Croatian National Opera and returns to Teatro Wielki Poland as Radames Aida.
Recent engagements include title role Otello in Calixto Bieto’s production at Theater Basel, Otello for Theater Freiburg, Don José Carmen and Calaf Turandot for Seattle Opera, Des Grieux Manon Lescaut in Catania, Don José in Hong Kong, and Radames Aida at the Teatro Wielki Poland.
Chapa also recently sang his first Erik Der fliegende Holländer in Austria, and his first Tannhäuser for the Tiroler Festspiele Erl in Austria, a role which he later revived in Karlsruhe and Manaus.