The Filipino American tenor Arthur Espiritu is a winner of the distinguished 2009 George London Award. Furthermore he received the Scala award at the Belvedere Competition in Vienna, the Second Place in the Irene Dalis Competition, Second Place in the Competition in Birmingham, Second Place in the Finals of the Metropolitan Audition, and earned both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Music from the University of New Orleans.
He trained in the young artist programs with the opera companies of Santa Fe, St. Louis and Pittsburgh, his first opera appearances took place in the title role in Cavalli’s “L’Ormindo”, as Tybalt in “Roméo et Juliette”, as Brighella, Beppe and Maintop in “Billy Budd” in Pittsburgh, Remendado in St. Louis, Flute in “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Tybalt with Opera North in New Hampshire.
In Europe he performed with Accademia of Scala Milano, Piccolo Teatro in Milan and the theatre of St. Gallen. In the US he has been seen on the stages of the theatres in Memphis, Pittsburgh, Connecticut and has sung Mozart’s “Coronation Mass" with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and “The Symphony on Ice” with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
He made his debut at Scala Milano and Piccolo Teatro in Milan with “Cosi fan tutte”.
Recent contracts till 2014 included Don Ramiro in Memphis, Don Ottavio in Versailles, Tebaldo in “Capuleti ed i Montecchi” in Pittsburgh, Don Ottavio at Connecticut Opera and in Orleans (France), “Dido and Aenas” at Champs Elysées in Paris, “Barbiere di Siviglia” in New Hampshire, Tamino in Tel Aviv, Ottavio in Ried (Austria), “Barbiere di Siviglia” in Charlottesville, Don Ramiro in New Hampshire, Don Ottavio at Brucknerfest in Linz, Foresto in a concert version of “Attila” in Washington, Tamino in Austin Opera, 9° Beethoven in Milan and Cremona, Alfredo in “Traviata” in Manila and “Sogno di Scipione” in New York. He made his debut in St. Gallen in the new production of “Cosi fan tutte” and sang then “Medea di Cornito” (Mayr), “Il diluvio universale” (Donizetti), ”Sonnambula” and ”Alcina”, further Almaviva in Manila, Ernesto” at Festival Klosterneuburg/Vienna, Rigoletto Duke in St. Gallen, “Cenerentola” in Pittsburgh and Cassio in Modena and Piacenza.
2014/2015 he was heard in the new productions "Manon Lescaut" with Mo. Rattle in Baden Baden and Berlin, with "Don Pasquale" in Leipzig, with "Favorita" in St. Gallen, with "Barbiere di Siviglia" in Wiesbaden, in a productions of "Cosi fan tutte" in Magdeburg and Basel, as Rodolfo in "Boheme" in Magdeburg, and in "Rigoletto" at Festival in Klosterneuburg/Vienna.
2015/16 he sang "Sonnambula" in Munich, "Boheme" in Magdeburg, Rigoletto" in Kassel, "Gianni Schicchi" in Frankfurt, "Cenerentola" in Manila and Munich, 2016/17 Rodolfo in Sydney, "Krol Roger" in Melbourne and again Elvino in München as well as 2017/18 "Cenerentola" in München, "Boheme" in Tel Aviv and "Pirata" in St. Gallen.
Concert contracts include Rossini’s ”Messa di Gloria” in Hong Kong, 9° Beethoven in Milan, Finland and Cremona, Donizetti’s “Requiem” in St. Gallen and aria concerts in Manila.