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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

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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.

UK

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). 

EUROPE

British Embassy Paris, Palacio Gaviria Madrid, BBV Vigo, Royal Courtyard Milan, La Capilla Santiago de Compostela.

Morocco

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.

Cosi Fan Tutte at the Sheraton Sapporo, Japan.

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.

DIRECTING CREDITS
 

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) 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  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.

AN INTERVIEW AT BANYAN TREE BANGKOK

“BLUEBEARD” at Thailand Culture Centre 2011

“TOSCA” at Thailand Culture Centre 2011

La Boheme a Production by Stefan Sanchez

Mae Naak Opera a Production by Stefan Sanchez

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