Philippine-born American tenor Arthur Espiritu received an Artist Diploma from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music under the studio of Professor Richard Miller and earned both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Music from the University of New Orleans under the studio of Dr Raquel Cortina. His current voice teacher is Dr Robert C. White Jr. in New York.
He has performed in North America, Europe and Asia and recent notable roles include Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte (Teatro alla Scala), Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Opera Tel Aviv, New Israeli Opera), Don Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Pittsburgh Opera), Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale (Oper Liepzig), Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Opera Fuoco), Elvino in Bellini’s La Sonnambula Duca in Verdi’s Rigoletto (Theater St. Gallen), Cassio in Verdi’s Otello (Teatro Comunale di Luciano Pavarotti di Modena and Teatri Comunali di Piacenza) and Lampionaio in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut (Baden-Baden Festspielhaus and Berlin Philharmonic). Other roles include Tebaldo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Pittsburgh Opera), Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata Emperor Mao Zhe Dong in John Adam’s Nixon in China Count Almaviva in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia Oronte in Handel’s Alcina Egeo in Simone Mayr’s Medea in Corinto and more bel canto roles under his belt.
His upcoming roles among others include his first Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Boheme Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with Oper Frankfurt and Fernando in Donizetti’s La Favorita with Theater St. Gallen’s Festspiele.
He has also performed as a soloist with Oulu Sinfonia, La Verdi Symphony Orchestra, Linz Symphony Orchestra and Berlin Symphony Orchestra.