Bio

SEBASTIÀ PERIS (BARITONE

Sebastià Peris (Tavernes Blanques- Valencia,1989) made his first foray into music at the age of eight playing percussion in a musical ensemble in his hometown. Years later while studying economy at the Universidad de Valencia, however, he discovered his true calling as an operatic vocalist and was granted admission to study singing at the prestigious Conservatorio Superior de Música Joaquín Rodrigo in Valencia. Currently, he continues his work there under the tutelage of singing professor, Patricia Llorens.

Peris has participated in masterclasses with maestri of note including Carlos Chausson, Ana Luisa Chova, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Joan Pons, Peter Seiffert and Helen Donath.

He has interpreted roles such as Papageno en Zauberflöte (W.A Mozart); Marcello/Schaunard en La Bohème (G.Puccini); Hally en Italiana in Algeri (G. Rossini); Junius en The rape of Lucretia (B. Britten), Belcore en L’Elisir d’amore (G. Donizetti), y Sharpless en Madama Butterfly (G. Puccini), , to name a few.

His repertory as a soloist in symphonic works includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Fauré's Requiem, both the Johannes-Passion and the Matthäus-Passion by Bach, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Schubert's G Major Mass, and Händel's Messiah. 

He has worked with such stage directors and conductors as Graham Vick, José Carlos Plaza, Emilio Sagi, Paco Azorín, Christof Loy; Guillermo García-Calvo, Enrique García Asensio, Cristóbal Soler, John Nelson, Asher Fisch, Victor Pablo Pérez y Axel Kober, among others.

In 2013, Peris won First Prize in the Juventudes Musicales de España National Singing Competition. That same year he made his debut in the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, where he has sung roles in “La verbena de la Paloma” (T. Bretón), “Curro Vargas” (R. Chapí), “Lady be good” (G. Gershwin) and the world première of “Maria Moliner” (A. Parera Fons).

In May 2015, the Embassy of Spain in Venezuela invites him to the “European Soloists Festival” for the 40th Anniversary of “Sistema Nacional de Orquestas de Venezuela”.

In 2016 he won the First Prize in the Competition of the “Wagnerian Society of Madrid” and he receives the Stipendium to go to the Bayreuther Festspiele 2017.

From Season 2016/2017 he works frequently with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg singing roles such as Marullo (Rigoletto), Silvano (Un ballo in Maschera), Moralès (Carmen) y Hornkerl (Wo die wilden Kerle wohnen).

In 2018 he sings Sam, the main role in Trouble in Tahiti (L. Bernstein) in the “Dutch National Opera” (Amsterdam). With this role he will also open the season 2018/2019 of Opera Zuid (Maastricht), and he will perform in important theaters such as Utrecht, Rotterdam, The Hague and the “Grand Théâtre” of Luxembourg.

His last works included operas in Teatro Real, the invitation to participate in the "iSing Festival" (China), and concerts with "Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia", "RTVE Orchestra" and "ORCAM Orchestra" in the National Auditorium .

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