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 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), and 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; Enrique García Asensio, John Nelson, Asher Fisch, Victor Pablo Pérez, Paul Daniel, and 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 (Madrid). In 2016 he won the First Prize in the Competition of the “Wagnerian Society of Madrid”.
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) and 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 theatres such as Utrecht, Rotterdam, The Hague and the “Grand Théâtre” of Luxembourg.
His last engagements included operas in Teatro Real, the “iSing Festival" (China), a DVD record for Warner with the “Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra”, concerts in the Spanish National Auditorium, and his debut in the Zurich Opernhaus.
In the season 2020/2021 he is engaged in the “Jungen Ensembles des Theater an Der Wien” singing roles such as Figaro (Barbiere di Siviglia) and Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni). Since 2021 he is member of the Ensemble of Luzerner Theater (Switzerland).