Manel Esteve

He studied music in Barcelona, at the Municipal Conservatory and singing with his father, the baritone Vicenç Esteve. He has also received lessons with singers of the stature of Joan Pons, Jaume Aragall, Bonaldo Giagiotti, Eduard Giménez, Carlos Chausson or Rolando Panerai. He was awarded at the international singing contests “Pedro Lavirgen” and “Manuel Ausensi”.
In 1999 he makes his debut at the “Gran teatre del Liceu” in Barcelona with Uberto La serva padrona. In 2000 he plays Papageno La petita flauta màgica, a co-production between the “Liceu” and “Comediants”, this performance is sold as an interactive DVD. From 2000 starts an important activity as lyric singer that take him to participate in the most important seasons and festivals of the Spanish musical scene – Gran teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro de la Maestranza in Sevilla, Ópera de Oviedo, Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, Teatro Real in Madrid, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Palau de la música catalana in Barcelona, Amics de s’òpera de Maó, ACO in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ABAO in Bilbao, Palau de les arts Reina Sofía in Valencia, Teatro Calderón in Valladolid, Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, Quincena musical in San Sebastián, Festival Castell de Perelada.
He worked with conductors such as: Renato Palumbo, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Sebastian Weigle, Josep Pons, Paolo Carignani, Fabrizio Maria Carminati, Fisher-Dieskau, Michele Mariotti, Michael Boder, Patrick Davin, Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, Josep Caballé, Antonio Fogliani.He also worked with renowned directors such as: Emilio Sagi, Terry Gilliam, Giancarlo del Monaco, Laurent Pelly, Sergio Renán, Joan Font (Comediants), Sonja Frisell, John Copley, Peter Konwitscny, Olivier Py, Arnaud Bernard.
He collaborated with important orchestras, where he mainly interpreted symphonic repertoire. It is worth noting his participation in “Carmina Burana” by “Carl Orff” at the “Palau de la música catalana” in Barcelona with the orchestra and chorus of RTVE, (Rádio Televisión Española), directed by A. Leapner, in the commemoration of the 50th aniversary of RTVE in Catalonia.
Among his most relevant performances are:  Severo Poliuto, at the Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao with the ABAO; Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti at the Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa in Warsaw; Julián La verbena de la Paloma by Bretón at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid; Schaunard La bohème by Puccini in the Festival Castell de Perelada, Gran teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, ABAO and Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville; El general El rey que rabió by Chapí at the Palau de les arts Reina Sofía in Valencia and Festival Castell de Perelada; Dottor Malatesta Don Pasquale by Donizetti in the Festival Castell de Perelada and at the Teatro Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with ACO; Ping Turandot by Puccini at the Teatro de la Maestranza and Ópera de Oviedo; Papageno Die Zauberflöte of Mozart in the Ópera de Oviedo, Teatre Principal de Palma and Auditorio Víctor Villegas; Paco in the world premier of El Juez by Kolonovits at the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao; Lamparilla El barberillo de Lavapiés by Barbieri at the Teatre Principal de Palma; Regidor, Secretario del Mudir and Estrada Lady, be good of Gershwin and Luna de miel en el Cairo by Alonso at the Teatro de la Zarzuela; Silvio I Pagliacci of Leoncavallo, with the ABAO at the Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao, All with recognized artists such as: Maria Guleghina, Daniela Dessi, Isabel Rey, Fiorenza Cedolins, Ainhoa Arteta, Nora Amsellem, Inva Mula, Daniella Barcellona, Josep Carreras, Gregory Kunde, Fabio Armiliato, Marco Berti, Francisco Casanova, Celso Albelo, Juan Francisco Gatell, Pietro Spangoli, Juan Jesús Rodríguez, Lorenzo Regazzo, Carlo Colombara.