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Sebastian Geyer

Baritone

Sebastian Geyer
© Barbara Aumüller

Sebastian Geyer added four new roles to his repertoire last season: the Count in Capriccio, Music Teacher in Ariadne auf Naxos, Bogdanowitsch in Die lustige Witwe / The Merry Widow and Rudolf in a new production of Schreker's Der ferne Klang / The Distant Sound, and repeated his endearing, and funny, portrayal of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte. During the 2019/20 season he sings three roles for the first time: Faninal in Der Rosenkavalier, Eurymaque in Fauré's Pénélope and Don Pomponio in Rossini's La gazetta (both new productions) and repeats his portrayal of the Narr / Jester in a Křenek triple bill. This versatile baritone, a member of the ensemble for many years, has enjoyed great success with roles including Purcell's Aeneas, Handel's Giulio Cesare, Telemann's Orpheus and Creonte in Cesti's LʼOrontea (CD – OehmsClassics), Mozart's Don Giovanni, Guglielmo and Graf Almaviva, Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus) and Basil Basilowitsch in Der Graf von Luxemburg (CD - OehmsClassics), Hel Helson in Britten's Paul Bunyan, Háraschta in Das schlaue Füchslein / The Cunning Little Vixen (CD - OehmsClassics), Jaroslav Prus in Die Sache Makropulos / The Makropoulos Case, roles in a Martinů triple bill, Barone Tito Belcredi in Trojahn's Enrico, Sebastian in Adès’ The Tempest and Ingo in the world premiere of Herrmann's Der Mieter / The Tenant. Sebastian Geyer recently sang the title role in Schumann's Szenen aus Goethe's Faust at the Lucerne Festival and Millöcker's Gasparone at the Volksoper in Vienna. He was under contract to Theater Heidelberg before he moved to Frankfurt. Other recent guest engagments have included appearances at the Stuttgart and Wiesbaden state operas, the Opéra de Lausanne and Theater in Luzern. He also sang the title roles in Vivaldi's Montezuma and Tito Manlio in Schwetzingen. He was nominated for »Singer of the Year 2006« in Opernwelt magazine for his interpretation of Don Giovanni.