Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Juan Antonio Sanabria has a degree in Singing Pedagogy. He has completed advanced courses taught by Tom Krause, Wessela Zlateva and Miguel Zanetti, among others. He has been awarded the "María Orán" Prize (2006) and "Jacinto Gerrero" (2008) in Spain and the "Clermont-Ferrand" Prize (2009) in France.
Since his debut at the Opera Festival of Las Palmas in 2006 with Pagliacci, Juan Antonio Sanabria has sung an extensive operatic repertoire: Mozart (Cosí fan tutte, Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Haydn (Armida, Lo speziale), Ramón Carnicer (Il dissoluto punito), Martín y Soler (Il tutore burlato), Cimarosa (Il matrimonio segreto), Rossini (Il barbiere di Siviglia, La Scala di Seta, L'italiana in Algeri), Donizetti (L'elisir d'amore ), Boccherini (Clementine), Wagner (Tristan und Isolde), Strauss (Ariadne auf Naxos, Elektra), among others.
In the symphonic field, Juan Antonio Sanabria has performed works by Bach (Magnificat, Passion according to Saint Matthew, Mass in B minor), Händel (The Messiah, Dixit Dominus), Mozart (Requiem, Mass of the Coronation, Davide Penitente) , L. v. Beethoven (Symphony No.9), Rossini (Stabat Mater, Petite Messe Solennelle), Saint-Saens (Christmas Oratory), Berlioz (L'enfance du Christ) and Bruckner (Mass in F).
He has collaborated with important orchestras and outstanding directors: Juanjo Mena, Andrea Marcon, Maximiano Valdés, Victor Pablo Pérez, Jesús López Cobos, Guillermo García Calvo, Pablo González, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Carlos Kalmar, Antoni Ros Marbà, Günter Neuhold and Fabrizio Maria Carminati, among others.
Recent and upcoming engagements include Carmina Burana with Spain’s National Orchestra and Choir, the Coronation Mass with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Schubert Mass No. 5 with the RTVE Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Malaga, the Haendel’s Oratorio Alexander's Feast with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria, Turandot at the Teatro Real, Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Theater Krefeld (Germany), Le nozze di Figaro at the Canal Theaters and the Kursaal Auditorium, I masnadieri and La sonnambula at ABAO ( Bilbao), Davide Penitente with the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife and the Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid, Beethoven’s 9th symphony with the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallés and the world premiere of the opera Tenorio by Tomás Marco, among many others.
Juan Antonio Sanabria has recorded Luisa Fernanda, by M. Torroba, and La conquista de Granada, by E. Arrieta, for the Deutsche Grammophon label, as well as Elena e Malvina, by R. Carnicer, with the Spain’s National Orchestra and Choir.