Biography

Luis Chapa
Tenor
Tenor Luis Chapa has been praised for his “mellifluous, stupendously-powerful”voice. 

Highlights of this year will include his Debut at the Metropolitan Opera House NY as Pinkerton in “Madama Butterfly”; De Grieux in “Manon Lescaut” in Catania; Carmen in Hong Kong; Pinkerton with the Guiyang Sinfony Orchestra in China; Otello for the Croatian National Opera- Rijeka and Aida for Poznan Opera House among others.

Performances in recent seasons include, Otello in Basel Directed by Calixto Bieto, Samson in Darmstadt directed by Inga Levant and conducted by Elias Grandy, Trovatore in Rovigo, Foresto in the Opera Attila and  Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly conducted by Donato Renzetti and directed by Giulio Ciabatti, Turandot in Mexico City; Trovatore in HongKong, Andrea Chenier for the Croatian National Opera, Cavalleria & Pagliacci and Aida in Poznam . Mr Chapa Also gave a Puccini Gala Concert at Teatro Comunale di Ferrara and a Verdi Gala Concert in Busseto.

Luis Chapa has worked with conductors such as Donato Renzetti, Pier Giorgio Morandi,  A. Allemandi, M. Bosch, D. Callegari, S. Dinic, A. Fisch, R. Frizza, A. Joel, G. Kuhn, C. Montanaro, S. Soltesz, O. von Dohnányi, and stage directors such as J. Copley, C. Alden, G. Ciabatti, R.Doucet, D. Hilsdorf, P. Himmelmann, C. Lievi, D. McVicar, C. Mielitz, G. Montafon, 
M. Trelinski, B. Uzan.

Mr. Chapa's other recent highlights include his USA debut as Don José in Carmen with Anita Rechelishvili in the title role at the Seattle Opera, where he returned to perform as Calaf in Turandot; his debut as Pollione in Norma in Christopher Alden’s new production at Opera North in Leeds; his role debut as Tannhäuser for the Tiroler Festspiele Erl in Austria, directed and conducted by Gustav Kuhn, where he also performed as Erik in Der fliegende Holländer. In Karlsruhe he sang again as Tannhäuser. Mr. Chapa also performed Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Aalto Theater Essen, Calaf in Turandot with the Polish National Opera in Warsaw and with the Heidenheim Festival in Germany, and the title role of Verdi’s Otello at Theater Freiburg, in which he was lauded as “a heroic tenor of the first-rate” (Badische Zeitung). In Freiburg he also made his debut as Hermann in Pique Dame.

Other engagements included: Cavaradossi in Tosca at Stadttheater Bern in Switzerland; Luigi in Il tabarro, Alvaro in La forza del destino, Don José in Carmen in a new production by Philipp Himmelman, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur and Andrey in Mazeppa, all for the Croatian National Opera; Manrico in a new production of Il trovatore in Wiesbaden; Radames in Aida, Laca in Jenufa, Canio in Pagliacci, and Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana in the Dom Stufen Festival in Erfurt, Turiddu in Cavalleria rusticana in Mannheim; Radames in Aida in Freiburg; Otello directed by Dietrich Hilsdorf in Bonn; Cavaradossi in Tosca, Turiddu/Canio in Cavalleria/Pagliacci, and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, all directed by Christina Mielitz in Dortmund; Turiddu/ Canio in a new production of Cavalleria rusticana/ Pagliacci in Saarbrucken, as well as Otello and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly in Braunschweig.

Luis Chapa has also appeared in the United Kingdom with Welsh National Opera performing the role of Turiddu in Cavalleria rusticana and was subsequently invited to sing both Turiddu and Canio in a double bill, the title role in Don Carlos, Manrico in Il trovatore, and Radames in Aida. For Dorset Opera, he performed Calaf in Turandot and Canio in Pagliacci.

Luis Chapa's concert engagements have included Verdi Gala with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Concert of Puccini with the BBC Concert Orchestra; Verdi Gala with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Pamplona, both conducted by Carl Davis; Mahler's Symphony Number 8 with the Orquesta Sinfonica of Nuevo Leon; Gala with the “Orquesta sinfonica Nacional de Bogota” amongs others.