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.
In addition to his role debut as Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff at the Crested Butte Music Festival in 2018, he has portrayed Miles in The Turn of the Screw with Chicago Fringe Opera and Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte with the Floating Opera Company. He has also sung Pirelli in Sweeney Todd with the Janiec Opera Company at Brevard Music Center, the Messenger in Il Trovatore at Sarasota Opera, and the Englishman in Angélique, Luiz in The Gondoliers, and Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus all at DePaul University, of which he's an alumnus.
On the concert stage, Jared recently appeared as the tenor soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Now Let's Sing and with Chicago Sinfonietta in its MLK Tribute concert series.
After a sold-out run of West Side Story as A-Rab at the Edinburgh International Festival, Jared returned to appear with Chicago Opera Theater in the critically acclaimed world premiere of Freedom Ride in 2020. He will also be covering the role of Giovanni in COT's live-streamed production of La hija de Rappaccini in April 2021.