Mexican tenor Roberto Esquivelzeta was born in México City and had his first studies in 1995 with Soprano Diana Jimenez, later on, with Maestro Julio Julián.
After that in 1997, he traveled to Europe and joined the famous “Bel Canto School of Singing” in Dublin, Ireland under the supervision of Maestro Frank Merryman and Coach Edwin Williamson.
Back in México in the year 2001 he continued his studies until today, with the prestigious Maestro and Tenor Ricardo Sánchez, and it is here where he learned the ancient Italian Art of “Canto sul Fiato” (sing over the breathing), at the same time he studied harmony, music theory, and operatic repertoire with Maestro Emilio Pérez-Casas.
In December 2008, at the Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City, he had his debut with the Orquesta Sinfónica Carlos Chavez in the role of Turiddu in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, with Maestro Pablo Varela as conductor obtaining excellent comments of the critics.
“ El artista que dió vida al personaje de Turiddu lo fue el tenor mexicano Roberto
Esquivelzeta poseedor de una voz lírica fuerte bien desarrollada. Potente y brillante,
De aqudo facil y grande, sorprendió. Cantó 4 funciones sequidas con gran Fortaleza
Física”. by…….Manuel Yrizar
In 2009 he played the role of Don José in Bizet´s Carmen at the Cuicacalli Center of the Arts in Mexico City with Maestro Alfredo Dominguez as conductor, alternating with singers like Silvia Rizo and Eva María Santana with great success.
During the past two years he has played several Opera and Zarzuela concerts, among them The Festival of Bel Canto in Actopan Hidalgo under the direction of Maestro Emilio Pérez-Casas and Maestro Armando Cedillo with excellent comments of the critics.
In 2011 he traveled to New York to work under the supervision and guidance of the prestigious sopranos Lucine Amara, Evelyn La Quaif, and James Dietsch.
Roberto Esquivelzeta, tenor