Sean Michael Plumb

Sean Michael Plumb (c) Dario Acosta
Worldwide representation ex North and South America

Sean Michael Plumb returns to the Ensemble of the Bayerische Staatsoper in the 2019-20 season to sing Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Schaunard in La bohème, Apollon in Alceste, Jake Wallace in La fanciulla del West, and Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos on a company tour to Asia.  He also makes his debut at The Dallas Opera as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume.

Performance highlights during his tenure in the Munich ensemble include Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Dandini in La Cenerentola and Prosdocimo in Il Turco in Italia.

He has been working regularly with Kirill Petrenko ever since the world premiere of Miroslav Srnka’s South Pole in the 2015/16 season.

In North America, Sean Michael Plumb joined the Cleveland Orchestra as Melot in fully staged performances of Tristan und Isolde led by Franz Welser-Möst, gave the world premiere of The Call by German composer Arnulf Hermann with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and bowed in Die Zauberflöte with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Krzysztof Urbański.

With his warm, melodious voice and his distinctive musicality he has developed a great passion for Art Song and has already performed in recitals at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, the Liedakademie at the Heidelberger Frühling and at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

His devotion to contemporary music has yielded marvellous results in several world premieres, amongst others in a workshop of Jennifer Higdon and Gene Scheer’s Cold Mountain with Opera Philadelphia and Santa Fe Opera.

He was a member of the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project and has been a young artist at The Glimmerglass Festival, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and the Aspen Music Festival.

He was honored by President Obama as a United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts at a ceremony at The White House and has garnered a multitude of awards for his singing including the Grand Prize of the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Sean Michael Plumb was graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied under renowned instructors Mikael Eliasen and William Stone.


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