Filipino-American tenor, Jared V. Esguerra, is a dedicated performer of vocal works ranging from opera to concert repertoire and musical theater. The Chicago native has been praised for his “pleasing tenor” voice and continues to be in high demand.
During his 2021-2022 season, Jared will be covering the role of Giovanni in La hija de Rappaccini with Chicago Opera Theater, making his debut with Chautauqua Opera as Scalia (cover) in Scalia/Ginsburg, and making his debut with the Madison Symphony Orchestra as the tenor soloist in A Madison Symphony Christmas. He will also be debuting at Opera San José as a resident artist in their productions of Carmen and West Side Story.
Recent season highlights include A-Rab in West Side Story at the Edinburgh International Festival, Greenhorn (cover) in Moby Dick at Chicago Opera Theater, Fenton in Falstaff at the Crested Butte Music Festival, and Miles in The Turn of the Screw with Chicago Fringe Opera.
On the concert stage, Jared recently appeared as the tenor soloist with the Chautauqua Symphony in their Opera Pops concert, with Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Now Let's Sing, and with Chicago Sinfonietta in its MLK Tribute concert series.
Mr. Esguerra has been a member of many notable young artist programs, including Chautauqua Opera, Crested Butte Opera Studio, Bel Canto at Caramoor (now Teatro Nuovo), and Sarasota Opera. He is also a proud alumnus of DePaul University.