Arthur Espiritu

Filipino-American tenor Arthur Espiritu has portrayed many leading tenor roles internationally. His latest roles include: Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Boheme, Roberto, Earl of Leicester in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata, Gualtiero in Bellini’s Il Pirata, Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Don Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, The Shepherd in Szymanowski’s Polish Opera King Roger, Duca di Mantova in Verdi’s Rigoletto, and Fernando in Donizetti’s la Favorita.

Past roles include Conte Almaviva in Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia, Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Elvino in Bellini’s La Sonnambula, Publio in Mozart’s Il sogno di Scipione, the title role of Ormindo in Cavalli’s L’Ormindo, Tebaldo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Oronte in Händel’s Alcina, Foresto in Verdi’s Attila (Concert Version), Cadmo in Donizetti’s Il diluvio in Universale, Egeo in Mayr’s Medea in Corinto, Mao tse tung in John Adams’ Nixon in China. He will debut the roles of Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor with Daegu Opera House, the Title role of Faust with Theater St. Gallen, and Romeo in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette with Theater Magdeburg. He will be a tenor soloist with Friedrichshafen Symphony Choir, and will debut at the Gasteig in Munich as a Solo Artist this coming New Year’s Eve with Munich Symphony Orchestra.

Arthur Espiritu is a winner of the distinguished 2009 George London Award. Furthermore he won the La Scala award at the Belvedere Competition in 2007. He then won top prizes in voice competitions such as The Irene Dalis Competition Opera San Jose, California, Opera Birmingham Voice Competition, Alabama, Finalist and 2nd Prize winner of The Regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Winner of numerous NATS competitions both regionals and nationals, and 2nd Prize winner of the National Opera Association Competition in New York.

Mr. Espiritu has sung in notable places and organizations such as Teatro alla Scala, Théâtre des Champs-Élysée, Sydney Opera House Opera Australia, Teatro Piccolo Milano, Oper Leipzig, St. Margarethen Summer Festival, Theater St. Gallen, Theater Basel, Oper Frankfurt, Staatstheater Hannover, Teatro Comunale Modena, Oper Klosterneuburg, New Israeli Opera Tel-Aviv Opera House, Opera Charlottesville, Opera Memphis, Staatstheater am Gaertnerplatz, Cuvillies Theater Munich Residenz, Herculessaal Munich Residenz, Theater Magdeburg, Santa Fe Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Theater of St.Louis, Marlboro Music Festival, Louisiana Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Opera of Versailles, Brucknerhaus in Linz, La Verdi Symphony Orchestra in Milan, Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore, Berlin Philharmonic Concert Hall, Baden-Baden Festspielhaus among others.

Mr. Espiritu has an Artist Diploma from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in the Studio of Vocal Pedagog Richard Miller, a Master of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees from The University of New Orleans under the studio of Dr. Raquel Cortina. He currently studies voice with Dr. Robert C. White Jr. in New York, and Nelly Miricioiu in London.

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Upcoming Engagements

  • 31.12.2019 19:00
  • Am Gasteig, München, Germany,v58656

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  • 01.12.2019 19:30 - 26.12.2019 18:00
  • Richard-Wagner-Platz 2-10, Nuremberg, Germany

Performance Dates: December 2019: Sunday, 01.12.2019, 7:30 PM Tuesday, 03.12.2019, 7:30 PM Saturday, 07.12.2019, 7:30 PM Friday, 13.12.2019, 7:30 PM Sunday, 22.12.2019, 7:00 PM Thursday, 26.12.2019, 6:00 PM Monday, 30.12.2019, 7:30 PM

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  • 24.11.2019 19:00
  • Graf-Zeppelin-Haus, Friedrichshafen

Joind by two recent winners of the "SWR Junge Opernstars 2019 competition" Soprano: Aleksandra Jovanovic Baritone: André Baleiro Conductor: MD Joachim Trost Orchestra: The Southwest Germany Philharmonic Orchestra of Konstanz

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  • 25.10.2019 19:00
  • Theater St. Gallen

Mr. Espiritu debuts the Title role of Faust with the Theater St. Gallen.

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  • 29.09.2019 18:00
  • Theater am Gaertnerplatz
  • 21.09.2019 19:30
  • Theater am Gaertnerplatz
  • 05.09.2019 19:00 - 07.09.2019 19:00
  • Opera House, Chilseong-dong, Daegu

Arthur Espiritu debuts the role of Edgardo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Daegu Opera Festival.

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  • 09.06.2019 18:00
  • Theater am Gaertnerplatz
  • 10.05.2019 19:30
  • Theater am Gaertnerplatz
  • 05.05.2019 18:00
  • Theater am Gaertnerplatz
  • 02.05.2019 19:30
  • Theater am Gaertnerplatz
  • 29.04.2019 19:30
  • Theater am Gaertnerplatz
  • 28.03.2019 19:30 - 18.07.2018 19:30
  • Theater am Gaertnerplatz
  • 28.02.2019 19:30 - 13.03.2019 12:00
  • Theaterplatz, Bern, Switzerland

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  • 06.02.2019 19:30
  • Staatstheater am Gaertnerplatz

Arthur Espiritu debuts the role of Roberto, Earl of Leicester in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda.

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  • 06.10.2018 19:00
  • Palanga Concert Hall

Mr. Espiritu will reprise the role of Rodolfo in Puccini's "La Boheme" with klaipeda State Music Theater for one night only.

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  • 26.09.2018 19:30
  • Cultural Center of the Philippines

Tenor Arthur Espiritu sings his first Solo Recital at the Cultural Center of the Philippines with International Pianist Mariel Ilusorio. Ticket Prices: [OC] Orchestra Center 800 Php [OS] Orchestra Side 600 Php Subscription Rates: [OC] Orchestra Center 1,500 Php [OS] Orchestra Side 1,200 Php Discounts: 20% Discount for Senior Citizens, PWD, Government and Military Personnel 50% Discount for Students For reservation and other information, please call 832-3704 | 832-3706 or e-mail

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  • 19.08.2018 15:30
  • Opernplatz, Frankfurt, Germany

Arthur Espiritu reprises the role of Cassio in Verdi's Otello with Frankfurt Opera since debuting the role at Teatro Communale Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, Italy. Performances: 19, 23, 26 August and 2, 13, 16 September 2018

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La donna e mobile from Verdi's Rigoletto

Che gelida manina from Puccini's La Boheme