Born in Seville, Juan Sancho initially trained as a pianist before entering the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona to study voice in the Early Music department with Lambert Climent, also receiving tuition from Monsterrat Figueras. Later on he studied with Raphaël Sikorski (Laboratoire de la Voix in Paris) and Raúl Giménez (Barcelona).
He has worked with conductors including Michel Corboz, William Christie, Gustav Leonhardt, Fabio Biondi, Jordi Savall, Diego Fasolis, Marc Minkowski, Andrea Marcon, Jean-Cristophe Spinosi, Richard Egarr, Christian Curnyn, Ivor Bolton, George Petrou, Leonardo García Alarcón, Riccardo Minasi, Hervé Niquet, Jan Tomasz Adamus, Václav Luks and Alan Curtis.
His international career has led him to the major theatres and opera houses of the world: Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Teatro Real (Madrid), Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow), Opernhaus Zürich, English National Opera (London), La Fenice (Venice), Prague National Theatre, Barbican Centre (London), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), Alte Oper Frankfurt, Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), Palau de la Música (Barcelona), Salle Pleyel, Opéra Comique, Cité de la Musique and Philharmonie in Paris, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow), Auditori (Barcelona), Opéra National du Rhin (Strasburg), Opéra National de Lorraine (Nancy), Lincoln Center (New York), Teatro de la Maestranza (Seville), Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon), Oper Köln, Kursaal (San Sebastián), etc.
Juan Sancho has appeared in some of Europe’s most important festivals including Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg, Ambronay, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, George Enescu, Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, Granada and Oude Muziek Utrecht.
His extensive discography comprises, among others Artaserse by Leonardo Vinci with Diego Fasolis (Erato – DVD), Virtù dei strali d’Amore by Cavalli with Fabio Biondi (Naxos) and Monteverdi’s Trilogy from the Teatro Real under William Christie and Les Arts Florissants (Dynamics and Virgin). For the DECCA Juan recorded Leonardo Vinci’s Catone in Utica (title role), Porpora’s Germanico in Germania, Pergolesi’s Adriano in Siria, Hasse’s Siroe rè di Persia, Handel’s Arminio and Alessandro. In 2018 he released his first solo album “Seven Deadly Sins” dedicated to Handel conducted by Jan Tomasz Adamus.
This year, two new CDs are added to his discography: L’Orfeo, by Monteverdi (Naïve), conducted by Emiliano González Toro, and one of his most cherished projects ever, Human Love, Love Divine (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi) with Nuria Rial, performing arias and duos by Handel conducted by Jan Tomasz Adamus and accompanied by Capella Cracoviensis.