Welcome from Stefan Paul Sanchez - Artistic Director, European Chamber Opera (Thailand)
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 Leider 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 over an 18 year period. They also toured frequently to Europe and USA.
European Chamber Opera "La Boheme" Worldwide tour
OPERA HOLLAND PARK
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.
MADAMME BUTTERFLY 2001 USA TOUR MERRY WIDOW 2001 USA TOUR
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,
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.
EUROPEAN CHAMBER OPERA THAILAND
The company for Young Thai Opera Singers formed just two years ago and already has performed in the most prestigious venues in Thailand and abroad. The highlight for 2014 will be a tour of Dido and Aeneas to Australia in August.
TEACHING and MASTERCLASSES.
Stefan has organised 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.
EUROPEAN OPERA THAILAND