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.