B i o g r a p h y
Praised for his “smooth baritone” by Texas Classical Review, Joseph Canuto Leon is poised to take the next step into the world of opera and oratorio. Originally from Des Moines, Joseph has continued his career in regional theaters throughout Texas and the American south, singing with The Dallas Opera, Opera on the James, Opera in the Rock, Opera in Concert, Mckinney Summer Opera, Diversitá Opera, and Colorbox Theater. Joseph's 2020 season begins with a return to The Dallas Opera in March for their production of Don Carlo, then in April he debuts Faure's Requiem with Highland Park United Methodist Church. The summer will see Joseph debut at Opera in the Rock in their May production of La Traviata, reprising the role of the Marquis d'Obigny, while also covering Giorgio Germont, and in July he will star in Le nozze di Figaro as Il conte d'Almaviva with McKinney Summer Opera in their premiere production.
Joseph holds degrees from The University of North Texas (MM Vocal Performance) and Iowa State University (BM Music Education), where he graduated as a George Washington Carver Scholar. Outside of music, Joseph is an avid sports fan, supporting the Denver Broncos and Iowa State Cyclone football and basketball teams. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas, where he is a staff singer at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal church.