… there was an emotional truthfulness to … Sebastian Geyer’s Aeneas, accentuated by the Baroque manners of the Oper Frankfurt Orchestra under Constantinos Carydis. Opera, November 2013
Sebastian Geyer made Strauss role debuts as the Count in Capriccio and the Musiklehrer in Ariadne auf Naxos during the 2018/19 season at Oper Frankfurt, where he will sing Der Mann in a new production of Schönberg’s Von heute auf morgen during the 2021/22 season. Sebastian Geyer made his Oper Frankfurt company debut in 2010 singing Conte Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, followed by Mozart’s Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Don Pomponio in Rossini’s La gazetta, Dr Falke in Strauß’ Die Fledermaus, the title roles of Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Telemann’s Orpheus and many other roles.
The German baritone made his debut at Edinburgh International Festival singing Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in 2013. He has also performed at Nationaltheater Mannheim, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Staatstheater Kassel, Theater Luzern and Volksoper Wien.
Sebastian Geyer’s concert repertoire includes Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation and Mendelssohn’s Elijah as well as Bach’s oratorios and cantatas. Also a dedicated recitalist, he sings Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, Schubert’s song cycles and contemporary works by Wolfgang Rihm. In 2014, he made his debut at Opera de Lausanne singing Schubert’s Winterreise. In 2020, he performed Ives’ Sunrise and Ustwolskaya’s Symphony N° 5 at Alte Oper Frankfurt.
Sebastian Geyer has worked with the early music ensemble La Stagione Frankfurt and the contemporary music ensemble Ensemble Modern as well as symphony orchestras such as hr-Sinfonieorchester, Münchner Symphoniker and WDR Rundfunkorchester Cologne. He has performed under the baton of conductors such as Christian Arming, Ivor Bolton, Constantinos Carydis, Johannes Debus, Titus Engel, Lothar Koenigs, Joana Mallwitz, Andrea Marcon, Cornelius Meister, Ingo Metzmacher, Erik Nielsen, Kazushi Ono, Steven Sloane, Eugene Tzigane, Lorenzo Viotti, Sebastian Weigle, Andriy Yurkevych and Lothar Zagrosek.
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