STEFAN PAUL SANCHEZ (ASSOCIATE OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC)
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EUROPEAN CHAMBER OPERA & GRAND OPERA THAILAND
UNLOCKING THE VOICE
“ I do not strive to create a voice above
your own. The vocal process is the release of the voice through synchronization of muscles of respiration and throat. Natural strength and beauty via poetry and music becomes inevitable and unstoppable. This is not a “technique” but a unique way of training and is suitable for Opera, Jazz and Pop. As the Masters of old Belcanto would say “First listen then sing!”
Stefan maintains a balanced career as an international opera singer, producer, director and teacher, lecturer and has toured throughout most of the Western and Eastern world. He formed The European Chamber Opera in 1992. Stefan studied singing and piano at the Royal Academy of Music, London, graduating with distinction. His Teachers include: Ilse Wolf-the UK’s most celebrated Lieder Singer, Dame Janet Baker, Gerard Suzay, Teresa Berganza, Montseraat Caballe. He has worked with conductors such as : Sir Simon Rattle, Steuart Bedford, Colin Davis, Sir Malcolm Sargent amongst others. He also studied at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Escuela Superior de Canto in Madrid. In 1998 Stefan greatly honoured with the award of Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for his prestigious international work with opera singers.
EUROPEAN CHAMBER OPERA
In 1992-To Present Day Stefan founded The European Chamber Opera: PATRON MONTSERRAT CABALLE.ECHO has toured throughout UK, Europe, Asia, UAE, The Gulf and the USA and has employed many young singers, directors, designers and orchestral musicians to allow them a professional platform at the most crucial stages of their development as international artists. The company performed both in Theatres throughout UK as well as Stately Homes. Palaces, Embassies, Museums etc. They gave approximately 150 performances of five different operas annually .They also tour to Europe and USA.
OPERA HOLLAND PARK
In 1998 Stefan became the Founder Artistic Director of Holland Park OPERA. During histenure he created a five year plan which radically altered the attitude to core repertoire. He inaugurated the AMEX prize for singers. Through his ground-breaking work Holland Park Opera is now the most prestigious London Opera Festival.
LONDON CITY OPERA TOURS TO USA
2001 He became the Artistic Director London City Opera. He formed collaboration with Columbia Artists and for two consecutive years toured “Merry Widow” and “Madam Butterfly” throughout the USA. The tours covered 28 States giving over 68 performances in Three Months.
OPERA AND CONCERT ARTISTS WORLDWIDE TOURS TO ASIA AND MIDDLE EAST
Formed in 1995-Present Day small scale opera and musicals tours to Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Korea,
Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, UAE and the Gulf.
UK EUROPE USA AND ASIA : La Boheme, Tosca, Rigoletto, Magic Flute, Lucia Di Lammermoor, Le Nozze Di Figaro,
Carmen, La Traviata, Don Pasquale, Cosi Fan Tutte, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dido and Aeneas, Barber of Seville.
BANGKOK : Savitri (Holst) Thailand Cultural Centre, Tosca (Puccini) Thailand Cultural Centre, Blue Beard’s Castle
(National Theatre) sponsored by the Hungarian Embassy. Mae Naak (Thai Opera) Chalerm Krung Theatre.
THAI OPERA IN LONDON :2011 Stefan was responsible for the transfer of Mae Naak to the Bloomsbury Theatre in London.
We enabled 70 singers and musicians to travel to London to take part in the production.
TEACHING and MASTERCLASSES : Stefan has organized a number of international masterclasses in London, Spain and
Seville and Dubai bringing together some of the most prestigious teachers and coaches from Teatro Real Madrid, English
National Opera, Covent Garden. Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires- Argentina) and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Stefan and
his prestigious group of international coaches have taught many young professional singers from all over the world.
Stefan is in constant demand as a singing teacher and coach at his studio in Asoke. He works tirelessly to help young Thai opera
singers. He continues to Produce, Direct and Sing. He also conducts international master classes.