Hector Sandoval is a renowned Mexican tenor with fresh, expressive tone and charming stage presence.


Recent and future highlights include among others:

  • Stiffelio Concertante by Verdi at Novaya Opera in Moscow,
  • the title role in Don Carlo at Bolshoi Theatre,
  • Gabriele Adorno/Simon Boccanegra, Pollione/Norma and Turiddu/Cavalleria Rusticana at Opera Tel Aviv,
  • Don Alvaro/La Forza del Destino at Teatro Municipal de Santiago,
  • Andrea Chenier at National Theater Prague,
  • Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly at Copenhagen Royal Opera,
  • Cavaradossi/Tosca at Welsh National Opera and at Operfestspiele Salzburg,
  • Enzo/La Gioconda at Malmö Operaen;
  • Radames/Aida at Theater Chemnitz, Germany;
  • Jacopo Foscari/I due Foscari at The Heidenheim Opera Festival;
  • Florestán/Fidelio in Mexico;
  • Luigi/Il Tabarro at Taiwan Philcharmonic.


Hector Sandoval started his career in his native city Mexico. Fascinated by the world of theater and opera he took lessons at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City from 1987-1993. His teacher was the well-known professor Enrique Jaso.

Past engagements in recent years include Gabriele/Adorno in Simon Boccanegra at Opèra de Toulon, Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly with which he debuted at The Royal Opera in Copenhagen, his debut as Des Grieux/Manon Lescaut at La Monnaie de Bruxelles with Carlo Rizzi, two concert respectively in Stockholm with Jussi Björling Selskapet and in Finland at Turku Music Festival and also singing Don Carlo at Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Malrico/Il Trovatore at Outdoor Hedeland, Il Tabarro at Finnish National Opera in Helsinki and others.

He has also performed: Andrea Chenier at Bregenzer Festspiele, a concert at Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Riccardo/Un Ballo in Maschera at Theater St. Gallen, Radames/Aida in Modena, Reggio Emilia, Italy, and Weiner Staatsoper (with great success), Riccardo in Modena, Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly at Teatro La Maestranza de Sevilla and Copenhagen Royal Opera and Luigi/Il tabarro at Cologne Opera.

Mr. Sandoval travelled to Europe in 1994, where he studied at Hochschule für darstellende Kunst in Vienna. He also completed many master classes and took the opportunity to study his repertoire with several famous celebrities like Placido Domingo, Ileana Cotrubas, Walter Berry, Luigi Alva, Christ Merrit, Ghena Dimitrova, G. Hornik, Toma Popescu, Nico Castel, J. Dornemann, Istvan Serjan and Julius Kalmar. Additionally he worked on his vocal technique with Francisco Araiza.

As a result of positive reviews and several awards, Hector Sandoval became the Singer of The Year in the year of 2001 and 2003. In 2001 he also won the international Singing competition of Kammeroper Rheinsberg. Hector Sandoval was also successful in musical recordings. In 1998 he won a special prize at Festival Victoria Reggia during a radio- and television recording.

Mr. Sandovals engagements has taken him to all the important operas in Europe, the United States and Latin America such as Wiener Staatsoper, Semperoper, Washington Opera, and Opera Mexico.


Hector Sandoval – L’elisir d’amore by G. Donizetti – Una Furtiva Lagrima

Hector Sandoval – Granada by A. Lara

Hector Sandoval – Turandot by G. Puccini – Nessum Dorma

Hector Sandoval – Il Tabarro by G. Puccini – Hai ben ragione – Taiwan


Tosca with the Welsh National Opera Cardiff – February 2018

“…Mexican tenor Hector Sandoval was a stage-filling presence who projected with apparent ease. He masterminded some entertaining tomfoolery with the Sacristan in Act 1 and helped engineer some stirring moments with Tosca just before his death.”

– Rohan Shotton,

Tosca with the Welsh National Opera Cardiff – February 2018

“Mexican Hector Sandoval, (…), possesses a highly cultivated tenor voice and this was shown to good effect during the climatic final act with Cavardossi’s famous aria, ”E lucevan le stelle”.”
– Roger Barrington,