… 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
At Oper Frankfurt Sebastian Geyer made his debuts in Strauss’ operas as Count in Capriccio and Musiklehrer in Ariadne auf Naxos during the 2018/2019 season. At the Edinburgh International Festival, the baritone made his debut singing Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in 2013. In 2018, he made his debut at Vienna’s Volksoper.
In 2010, the German baritone made his company debut at Oper Frankfurt singing Conte Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, followed by Mozart’s Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Eurymaque in Fauré’s Pénélope, Don Pomponio in Rossini’s La gazetta as well as Dr. Falke in Strauß’ Die Fledermaus and the title roles of Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Telemann’s Orpheus, amongst many other parts.
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 lied singer, Sebastian Geyer sings Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, Schubert’s lied cycles as well as contemporary lieder 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 with Ensemble Modern.
Sebastian Geyer worked with the early music ensemble La Stagione Frankfurt, as well as with Munich Symphony, hr-Symphony Orchestra and the WDR Rundfunkorchester in Cologne. He has collaborated with conductors including 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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Three questions to baritone Sebastian Geyer:
One composer: Bach
What was your calling to become a singer? The experience of being able to express yourself musically and dramatically with your body.
To be a singer – in three words: live healthily, understand lyrics, internalize music, learn languages and never stop learning.