STEFAN PAUL SANCHEZ
(ARAM) ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, EUROPEAN CHAMBER OPERA & GRAND OPERA THAILAND
Stefan maintains a balanced career as an international opera singer, producer, director and teacher 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. He also studied at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Escuela Superior de Canto in Madrid. He was a student of International Voice Teacher Peter Harrison for over a period of 20 years.
In 1998 Stefan was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for his 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 over an 18 year period. They also toured frequently to Europe and USA.
ST John’s Ambulance, CARA, Phoenix Trust, Notting Hill Housing Association, British Red Cross, Battersea Dog’s Home, Kensington Palace, Royal Geographic Society, Hampton Court, Ritz Hotel, Lord Astor, Duke of Devonshire, Syon House, Natural History Museum, Christies, Sothebys, Elton John Aids Foundation.
Plus 100 performances yearly from 1995-2005 throughout UK theatres (with European Chamber Opera)
USA COLUMBIA ARTISTS
Special Opera Tour in association with Columbia Artists: “The Merry Widow” 60 performances in over 26 US states.(with London City Opera).
British Embassy Paris, Palacio Gaviria Madrid, BBV Vigo, Royal Courtyard Milan, La Capilla Santiago de Compostela.
Le Coq D’or Hotel
EGYPT Cairo: Hilton Hotel
Sri LankaColombo: Galle Face Hotel.
UAE Dubai: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Nad Al Sheba Club, Abu Dhabi: Sheraton Towers
Sharjah: Coral Beach Hotel, Qanat al Qasbah Fujeirah: Hilton Hotel Kuwait : Movenpick Hotel Qatar : Sheraton Resort and Towers
Oman : Al Nada Resort, Bahrain : Gulf Hotel
SOUTH EAST ASIA
Numerous clients in South East Asia including: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam.
Clients also include
JAPAN: TOKYO, KOBE & SAPPORO, SHERATON HOTEL
In 1998 Stefan became the Founder Artistic Director of Holland Park OPERA. During his tenure he created a five year plan which radically altered the attitude to core repertoire. He inaugurated the AMEX prize for singers. Through his groundbreaking 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.
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) Chalern 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 & 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.