Rodrigo Esteves


Rodrigo Esteves is an Spanish- Brazilian baritone born in Rio de Janeiro, he made his singing studies with Alfredo Colósimo till 1990, when he moved to Madrid where he studied with Antonio Blancas and later on with Renato Bruson.

He made his debut of Shaunard in La Boheme at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, since then he has sung a large repertoire as Alfonso XI in La Favorita at Pamplona (Spain), also in the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires with Silvia Tro in the role of Leonora; Silvio in I Pagliacci, with great success of audience and critics; Germont in La Traviata at Rio de Janeiro; Mercutio in Romeo et Julliette at Jerez de la Frontera; Dandini in La Cenerentola at the “VII Amazonas Opera Festival” (Brazil); Germont in La Traviata and Conte d’Almaviva from Le Nozze di Figaro at Spoleto (Italy); Carmina Burana in Madrid; Conte d’Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro in a tour around Japan, together with Carmela Remigio in the Contessa role; Germont in La Traviata at Tokio, Osaka and Nagoya with Dimitra Theodossiou in the role of Violetta; Rodrigo of Don Carlo in Sao Paulo (Brazil) with Octavio Arévalo as Don Carlo and Julian Konstantinov as Filippo II; Marcello in La Bohème at Spoleto (Italy); Valentin of Faust in Sao Paulo with Leontina Vaduva as Marguerite and Macbeth in Rio de Janeiro; Marcello in La Bohéme at Perugia; Ford in Falstaff at Busseto; Schaunard of La Bohème at Jerez de la Frontera; Belcore of L’Elisir d’Amore, with stage direction of Enzo Dara and Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor at Sao Paulo; Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera at Messina; Carmina Burana and Die Tote Stadt by Erich Korngold in Sao Paulo; La Bohème at Rio de Janeiro; Belcore of L’Elisir d’Amore in Jerez de la Frontera; Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci in Cagliari (Italy); Der Rosenkavalier at Sao Paulo; Nabucco and Il Trovatore at Rio de Janeiro; Nabucco at Belo Horizonte; Tosca at Belem (Brazil). Jokanaan of Salomé by Strauss in Belém with Annemarie Kremer in the role of Salomé; La Bohème in Málaga; with Gregory Kunde Otello in Sao Paulo; Der Fliegende Holländer in Belém…

On April 2009 he was awarded with the Prize Carlos Gomes of Erudit Opera and Music in Brazil, as Best Soloist Singer.

Among Rodrigo Esteves' last performances we should stand out Scarpia of Tosca, Jochanaan in Salomé and The Dutch in Der Fliegende Holländer with Denis Sedov at Sao Paulo; Figaro of Le Nozze di Figaro in the Sao Pedro Theatre under the conduction of Luiz Fernando Malheiro; Escamillo of Carmen at the Sao Paulo City Theatre under the conduction of Ramon Tebar, stage direction of Filippo Tonon, the mezzosoprano Rinat Shaham and the tenor Thiago Arancam; Ford of Falstaff at the Sao Paulo City Theatre under the conduction of John Neschling, stage direction of David Livermore, baritone Ambrogio Maestri and soprano Virginia Tola; Escamillo in Carmen at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, conductor Marc Piollet, stage director Emilio Sagi, Thiago Arancam tenor, Jossie Perez mezzo and Inva Mula soprano; Amonasro of Aida in the Sao Paulo City Theatre, conductor John Neschling, stage Marco Gandini, Maria Jose Siri soprano, Gregory Kunde tenor and Tuija Knihtilä mezzo; Ford of Falstaff in the Auditorio of Tenerife, stage director Jean-Louis Grinda, conductor Gianluca Martinenghi, Roberto de Candia baritone and Rocio Ignacio soprano; Iago of Otello in Belém with Walter Fraccaro and Scarpia of Tosca at the Arena di Verona (debut 2015); Otello en Valladolid; I Pagliacci in Jerez; La Bohème in Japan; he has had great success singing the role of Puck from Las Golondrinas opening the 2016/17 Season at La Zarzuela Theatre directed by Giancarlo del Monaco, also performed in Oviedo; Ford of Falstaff in Genova; Madama Butterfly at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia; Pablo of Maruxa in Madrid La Zarzuela Theatre and Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo; Germont of Traviata at the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genova; Tosca in the Amazonian Opera Festival; Rigoletto in Sao Paulo; Cavalleria Rusticana at the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Farinelli at the Zarzuela Theatre in Madrid; etc.