The tenor Vincenc Esteve was born in Barcelona where he completed his studies. He won several prizes at international competitions, including the ‘Francisco Alonso’ in Madrid, ‘Jaume Aragal’ in Girona, the ‘Eugenio Marco’ in Sabadell, the ‘Operalia’ in Burdeos, the ‘Ciudad de Logrono’ and the ‘Vall d’Uixo’ in Castellon.
He made his début with the role of Lazaro in Breton’s La Dolores in Barcelona. Since then he has performed in major venues, including the Butxaca Opera House, Opera de Cataluna, and the Palau de la musica in Barcelona, and in Malaga, Mallorca, Granada, Seville, and Tenerife. Among singers he has worked with are Plácido Domingo and José Carreras. Outside Spain he has performed in France and Belgium, and sang Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore in Washington. Other operas in which he has sung include Donizetti’s Rita and Don Pasquale, Verdi’s La traviata and Falstaff, Puccini’s La boheme and Turandot, Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Strauss’s Salome, Wagner’s Parsifal, Mozart’s Die Zauberflote, and Wolf-Ferrari’s Sly, which he has also recorded with Carreras and on ‘Nuestras voces del 2000’. At Wexford Festival Opera in 2003 he was the winner of the Gerard Arnhold Bursary for his performance of the Huertano in Granados’s Maria del Carmen (Marco Polo 8.225292–93) and First Mercenary in Weinberger’s Svanda Dudak (Naxos 8.660146–47).