Reviews

Reviews

Samson et Dalila, Darmstadt

Luis Chapa in the heroic role is in Top form in the opening night...
Luis Chapa lends his Samson an expressive tenor, lyrical, gently, sometimes shimmering metal .
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Trovatore, Rovigo

Luis Chapa l’interprete di Manrico. Tenore lirico, nei passaggi che esigono una notevole potenza di emissione lì Chapa si è mostrato a suo agio, sfoggiando una sufficiente padronanza dei propri mezzi vocali, ma pure Chapa ha saputo essere teneramente lirico in pagine indimenticabili (come “Deserto sulla terra”, “Ah sì, ben mio, coll’essere”, “Ah, che la morte ognora”, “Insano! … ed io quest’angelo”), dove ha brillato anche per l’eleganza del fraseggio. Così come ha affrontato con sicurezza e potenza la celeberrima cabaletta “Di quella pira” (ripetuta con qualche variazione), meritandosi un applauso convinto; o nell’invettiva alla fine contro Leonora che secondo la sua visione parziale aveva tradito il suo amore pur di liberarlo dalla morte “Ha quest’infame l’amor venduto…”, resa con travolgente passione.
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Pique Dame, Freiburg

Luis Chapa is exemplary in this performance in his well-intoned Russian. His Hermann excellently portrays the conflict between obsessive love and the fatal desire for wealth. In the third act his top notes display the suppleness shown earlier in his lower range. More

Otello, Oldenburg

"El Teatro Estatal de Oldenburg adquirió los solistas afuera. El mexicano Luis Chapa logró en todo momento dominar uno de los roles de tenor más temidos. El guerrero con problemas matrimoniales que le da el nombre a la ópera hierve con un salvajismo endemoniado, a la vez que emana una profunda elegancia lírica. Cuando el moro, aquí con tez blanca, desempeña su rol de comandante, minetras la orquesta con temblorosos trioles describe su verdadero estado emocional, estamos ante uno de los momentos más fuertes de la ópera. Chapa saber también que Otello no sólo debe cantarse sino que actuarse." More

Turandot, Monterrey

Recién llegado del Met de Nueva York, donde cubrió el rol de Manrico de Il trovatore verdiano, el tenor Luis Chapa, una de las raras voces mexicanas de aliento spinto, enfrentó con arrojo y emocionante fuerza vocal las dificultades que supone el personaje
de Calaf. No se ahorró ninguno de los Do sobreagudos optativos en la partitura, pues los enfrentó con seguridad y aplomo, con una
técnica que si no es del todo irreprochable, sí logra sacarlo airoso en todo momento. Su ‘Nessun dorma’ le redituó largas ovaciones; aplausos que también fueron otorgados por una vigorosa actuación con la que delineó no a un príncipe tan romántico y enamoradizo, sino conquistador, que disfruta del reto que le significan Turandot y
sus enigmas, que apuesta y mira el riesgo de frente para superarlo. Ojalá que pronto le veamos más actuaciones en nuestro país para comprobar de cerca el trabajo que sustenta su carrera internacional
en un repertorio spinto y dramático puro
Jose Noe Mercado, Pro Opera

Carmen, Seattle Opera, USA

“Luis Chapa was a revelatory Don José. He had a certain handle on this vocally demanding role, and his voice was backed up by his action. Chapa’s José was a man consciously choosing unrequited love, knowing that in the end he may be driven crazy. No victim of circumstance, he was a willing and active participant in his own destruction.”
Margaret Higginson, The Sun Break, October 19, 2011

 

“As her ill-fated lover, Mexican tenor Luis Chapa, here making his U.S. debut, brings an almost heldentenorish robustness to the role, singing the Flower Song with an alluring blend of passion and tenderness.”
Thomas May, Crosscut, October 17, 2011

 

“Mexican tenor Luis Chapa sang strongly as Don José, who is not so much a hero as a plaything of destiny. He projected just the nebbish air of indecision that makes José putty in Carmen's hands.”
Bernard Jacobson, Seattle Times, October 16, 2011

       

Tannhauser, Erl Tiroler festspiele

"By the end of the first act, the Mexican Luis Chapa proved himself as a great Tannhäuser with a lyrical, strong, and incisive voice, and brilliantly perfect for the second act in the hymn to Venus. Far from tiring as some, he wins again in power and musicality throughout the performance."
Jean-Marcel Humbert, Forum Opera, July 29, 2011
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Otello, Theatrer Freiburg, Germany

"Esultate!" Otello calls to the masses. No other opera hero has this triumphant a first appearance…Thirteen bars music by Verdi that are hurled forth by the tenor victoriously. Now, in Freiburg, the tall Mexican tenor Luis Chapa succeeds excitingly well. He is an extraordinarily bright-voiced Otello who commands the important low tessitura as well. He is a heroic tenor of the first-rate who benefits from his lyrical Italianate origin and who understands how to sing with piano expressively; he is a singing-actor who understands and lives the plight of the Moor."
Heinz W. Koch, Badische Zeitung, April 18, 2011 - title role in 'Otello' in Freiburg
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Trovatore, Opera de Nuevo Leon, Mexico

“Luis Chapa, a lirico-spinto tenor of good size is vocally and dramatically well-suited to Manrico. The duets and trios were sung and acted with great style. However, it was in “Ah, sì ben mio” where he impressed the most, gaining the longest applause of the evening with the subsequent cabaletta “Di quella pira”.”
 Alejandro Fernández González, GBOpera Magazine, April 6, 2011 - Manrico in 'Il trovatore' at Teatro de la Ciudad in Monterey, Mexico
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