Víctor CAMPOS LEAL Tenor
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

In spring 2019 Victor Campos Leal made his successful debut as LORD RICHARD PERCY in ‘Anna Bolena’ at the Karlsruhe State Theatre.
Since his acclaimed debut as ARTURO in Bellini’s ‘La Straniera’ at the Theatre in Passau/Landshut in the season 2015/2016 Very impressing the Mexican tenor Victor Campos Leal as Arturo. BR-Klassik (December 2015)the Mexican tenor regularly returns to this opera house. He was EDGARDO DI RAVENSWOOD in ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ , he portrayed GENNARO in ‘Lucrezia Borgia’, the STEERSMAN in ‘Der Fliegende Holländer’ and the SINGER in ‘Der Rosenkavalier’.

In the season 16/17 he was EDGARDO DI RAVENSWOOD in ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ and in the season 2017/18, he sings here GENNARO in ‘Lucrezia Borgia’, the STEERSMAN in ‘Der Fliegende Holländer’ and the SINGER in ‘Der Rosenkavalier’.

In 2014 he made his successful Italy debut as CONTE ALMAVIVA. From 2012 until 2017 Victor Campos Leal was engaged at the Wroclaw Opera, where he succeeded as ALFREDO, DUCA, DON OTTAVIO, FERRANDE NEMORINO, ISMAEL or as NADIR in ‘Les pêcheurs de perles’

The young tenor Victor Campos Leal started his opera career with the interpretation of BORSA in ‚Rigoletto’ with the Carlos Chavez Orchestra under the musical direction of Carlos Lomonaco at the Opera House Mexico. Ever since, he has sung further important roles here, among which his performances as PINKERTON in ‚Madama Butterfly’ (a.o. with the Ensemble Arpeggio and the Juarez Symphony Orchestra) and as CONTE ALMAVIVA in ‚IL Barbieri di Siviglia’ are particularly worth mentioning.

Born in Mexico City, Victor Campos Leal began his musical studies at the National School of Music at the Mexico National University (UNAM). While still studying, he acquired the opera parts DUCA (Rigoletto), DON JOSÉ (Carmen), ARLECCHINO (I Pagliacci), PACO (La Vida Breve), BELMONTE (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and EDGARDO (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the opera workshop of Maestro Enrique Jaso.

Besides, the artist absolved master classes with Graciela Araya, Rogelio Riojas and James Demster. In 2010 he was a Prize winner at the international Carlo Morelli Singing Competition and the Francisco Araiza Singing Competition.

Moreover, the good-looking tenor is also a much sought-after concert singer. His repertoire includes such works as Mozart’s Requiem, Coronation Mass and Mass in C Minor, Haydn’s War Mass, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Ramirez’ Missa Criola.
In the beginning of 2018, he sang for the first time the Verdi Requiem in Vienna: "A tenoral surprise was Victor Campos Leal from the Passau Theatre. A beautifully timbred, lyrical tenor voice with smoothness and an outstanding piano culture. His „Hostias et preces tibi“ was just perfect, so was his „ingemisco“."
Online Merker

In summer 2018 Victor was the DUCA DI MATNOVA in ‘Rigoletto’ at the Wernigerode Castle Festival and gala concerts with the Vogtland Philharmonic Orchestra Greiz-Reichenbach. In summer 2019 impressed as ALFRED in ‘Die Fledermaus’ at the International Music Festival in Immling and returned here for a gala concert in 2020.

In 2020/21 the versatile tenor sings PONG in ‘Turandot’ at the Aachen Theatre and portrays DON JOSÉ in ‘Carmen’ at the Krakow Theatre.

 

 
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Landestheater Niederbayern – Maria Stuarda - LEICESTER
No doubt, the most ungrateful of the 3 tenor roles in the king’s drama is the role of Leicester: not a single aria, yet a few duets, often uncomfortable high. It places certain demands on the interpreter! However, after a short start-up, Victor Campos Leal succeeded in convincing the listeners: with his agreeably timbred voice, the rich tenor succeeded in easily mastering all difficulties.
Der neue Merker 1 / 2020 – Michael Tanzler
With Victor Campos Leal they succeed in singing marvelous duets. In the middle registers, his tenor voice develops Mediterranean blaze, always racked by love’s pain.
Schabel Kultur-Blog
www.schabel-kultur-blog.de
The singers in the leading roles offered a convincing translation of Donizetti bloody but passionate score... and the brilliant tenor Victor Campos Leal (Roberto), who presented cultural pleasure of the highest standart with singing technique and emotional expression...
Volksblatt
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Landestheater Niederbayern – Anna Bolena - PERCY
Victor Campos Leal (Percy) provided the play with tenoral magic, singing both with verve and stylistic sensitivity. The technically delicate part, that contains some real pitfalls, fitted his voice well.
Opernglas 1/2019 J.-M. Wienecke
Landestheater Passau – Anna Bolena - PERCY
Brilliant Victor Campos-Leal at her side as Percy, who also threw himself vigorously into the part. He put in some generously exploding high peaks ( even 3 times hte high D) in his beautiful vocal line. Thank god they the „Vivi tu“ with the subsequent Cabaletta wasn’t deleted. . Campos Leal used it as his master piece. His – unfortunately reduced – duet with Anna also was one of the highlights of the evening.
Online Merker
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Schlossfespiele Werningrode – Rigoletto – DUCA DI MANTOVA
And in this particular Verdi Opera, a secure, dashing tenor is needed. Victor Campos Leal has exactly the right stature for the role of the Duke of Mantova.
Joachim Lang Orpheus 05/2018 – Sept./Okt
Landestheater Niederbayern -Lucrezia Borgia - GENNNARO
‚Victor Campos Leal not only give a vocally beautiful Gennaro Dandy, he also draws a powerful portrayal with a true depth of character.‘
Opernwelt 6/2018 – Markus Thiel
The Mexican tenor Victor Campos Leal’s powerful performance was certainly no less exciting. The part of Gennaro gave him a perfect chance to profitably apply the qualities of his flexible voice. His brilliance in the high registers and his stylistically confident Messa di voce, as he convincingly proved in the aria „T’amo qual dama un angelo“, were equally captivating as his very emotional acting.
Opernglas 6/2018 – J.-M.Wienecke
Konzerthaus Wien – Messa da Requiem/G. Verdi
A tenoral surprise came from Victor Campos Leal of the Passau Theatre. A beautifully timbred, mellow, lyrical tenor voice with outstanding pianos. His „Hostias et preces tibi“ was beyond compare, just like his „ingemisco“.
Online Merker
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Niederbayerische Städtetheater Passau – Der Rosenkavalier - SÄNGER
Victor Campos Leal as the Italian singer ensured expressive brilliance.
Opernglas 2/2018 . J.-M. Wienecke
Niederbayerische Landestheater - Lucia di Lammermoor - EDGARDO
… Edgardo, with expressive facets illustriously performed and dashingly played by Victore Campos Leal with his powerful belcanto tenor voice…
Michaela Schabelwww.klassik.com
On the other hand the tragic lover Edgardo, played with real passion and inspired warmth by Victor Campos Leal.
Landshuter Zeitung – Eberhard Iro
Mautern – Rogoletto –DUKE OF MANTUA
A few hours before the premiere of Rigoletto in Mautern in Liesingtal there was great excitement. One of the leading actors, the singer Tim Ribic, was suddenly fallen seriously ill. Spontaneously the Mexican tenor Victor Campos-Leal, who is currently rehearsing ‘The Flying Dutchman’ in Wroclaw, stepped in. He arrived, believing he would also sing the final rehearsal instead of right the premiere. Just to speak cleartly: Victor Campos Leal created at no time the impression to be just jumping in. Masterly he sang his part and contributed to the enormous success just like the wonderful Maria Kublashvili as Gilda, Adrian Häuselmann in the title role, Daniel Cobos as Sparafucile and Susanne Hebenstreit as convincing Maddalena.
Kleine Zeitung
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Südostbayerische Städtetheater Passau/Landshut - La Straniera - ARTURO
VICTOR CAMPOS LEAL, another trump cardin this new production, prooved to be a highly respectacle tenor partner with a perfect sense of style , a clear vocal line and beautiful messe di voce, wchich is indispensable in this vocal style. The young Mexican, winner of the Francisco-Araiza-Conest, is a member of the Brselau Opera ensemble for the time being. With this elegant, technically perfect interpretation of Arturo he proves to be suitable for bigger tasks.
Opernglas 3/2016 J.-M.Wienecke
The Mexican Victor Campos Real excels through his lyrical tenor voice.
www.mittelbayerische.de
But also the Mexican tenor Victor Campos Leal cthrilled the Passau opera audience: his portrayal of Arturo is both vocally and actingly inspiring. At times he sings with a yearning love, then again consumed with devouring jaleousy.
Passauer Woche - Fritz Greiler
Very impressive the Mexican tenor Victor Campos Leal as Arturo
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Breslau Opera House - Rigoletto - DUCA
Overwhelming at the evening of the premiere was Victor Campos as "Duca di Mantua" - the womanizer, who plays some really passionate scenes in the third act with Anna Bernacka as "Maddalena"
Oberpfalz Net
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Breslau Opera House - The Pearl Fisaher - NADIR
'... above all the Mexican tenor Victor Campos Leal, who made his acclaimed debut as Nadir ...'
Klassikpress
Breslau Opera House - La Traviata - ALFREDO
In this Traviata Jijoung Jo's natural charm (Violetta) very convincingly melds with the touching Victor Camos Leal (Alfredo). Under the excellent direction of Bassem Akiki, both of them capture the audience.
Der neue Merker
 
 
 
ON STAGE
Landestheater Niederbayern - Maria Stuarda - ROBERTO
 
Schlossfespiele Werningrode – Rigoletto – DUCA DI MANTOVA
 
Schlossfespiele Werningrode – Rigoletto – DUCA DI MANTOVA
 
Landestheater Niederbayern – Lucrecia Borgia – GENNARO
 
Niederbayerische Landestheater – Lucia di Lammermoor – EDGARDO
 
Niederbayerische Landestheater – Lucia di Lammermoor – EDGARDO
 
Mautern – Rogoletto – HERZOG VON MANTUA
 
Mautern – Rogoletto – HERZOG VON MANTUA
 
Südostbayerische Städtetheater Passau/Landshut - La Straniera - ARTURO
 
Südostbayerische Städtetheater Passau/Landshut - La Straniera - ARTURO
 
Breslau Opera House - Rigoletto - DUCA
 
Staatsoper Breslau - Les Pecheurs des Perles - NADIR
 
La Traviata - ALFREDO
 
Breslau Opera House - I Barbiere di Siviglia - ALMAVIVA
 
Il Paggliacci - BEPPE
 
Lucia di Lammermoor - EDGARDO