SEBASTIÀ PERIS I MARCO (BARITONE)
Sebastià Peris i Marco was born in 1989 in Tavernes Blanques in Valencia, Spain. At age eight, he made his first foray into music, 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, and receives additional technical guidance from Spanish baritone, Enrique Baquerizo.
Peris i Marco has participated in masterclasses with maestri of note including Carlos Chausson, Ana Luisa Chova, Ana María Sánchez, Ofelia Sala, Enedina Lloris, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Joan Pons, Helen Donath, and Linda Watson.
He has interpreted roles such as Figaro in “Le Nozze di Figaro” and Papageno in “Die Zauberflöte” (W.A Mozart); Marcello and Schaunard in “La Bohème” (G.Puccini); Peter in “Hänsel und Gretel” (E. Humperdink); Junius in “The Rape of Lucretia” (B. Britten), 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 José Carlos Plaza, Graham Vick, Emilio Sagi, Paco Azorín, Guillermo García-Calvo, Martín Baeza- Rubio, Enrique García Asensio, Cristóbal Soler, Victor Pablo Pérez, Axel Kober, among others.
In 2013, Peris I Marco 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, most recently “Maria Moliner” (A. Parera Fons).
Most recently, with the aim of reintroducing works which have been all but forgotten by the public, Peris I Marco has incorporated a number of lesser-known roles into his repertory, including Azzo in “L’indovina” (S. Giner), Chopin in “La Polonesa” (F.Moreno-Torroba), and Ben Al-Labbana in “Fill de la Lletera” (F. Estévez).
In May 2015, the Embassy of Spain in Venezuela invites him to the “European Soloists Festival” and “ Spanish Music in Caracas” for the 40th Anniversary of “Sistema Nacional de Orquestas de Venezuela”.
From Season 2016/2017 he works in the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg.