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Born Texas.

American bass.

Elfego Esparza made his operatic debut as Leporello, continuing to perform the role throughout his career. He studied with the Italian baritone Enzo Mascheroni.

Appearances in the USA included both the New York Met and the San Francisco Opera. On the continent Esparza worked at the opera houses in Zurich, Dusseldorf, Munich, Vienna and Prague. He also sang at the Wexford Festival and at Glyndebourne. He made his Scottish Opera debut in 1968 as Hagen, returning in 1971 for Bartolo.

His repertoire included Mozart (Osmin, Leporello, Don Alfonso); Rossini (Don Geronimo Il turco in Italia, Bartolo); Donizetti (Don Pasquale); Verdi (Melitone); Wagner (Hagen) and Strauss (Baron Ochs).

Roles in Scotland

Hagen son of Alberich
Götterdämmerung 1968
Bartolo a doctor, Rosina's guardian
Barbiere di Siviglia 1971
Barbiere di Siviglia 1972

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