Sean Michael Plumb, Baritone/Bass-Baritone

Worldwide representation ex North and South America

Sean Michael Plumb is a member of the ensemble at the Bavarian State Opera since the 2016/17 season, where he was able to develop an extensive repertoire.

The young baritone will make his MET debut with Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos) in the 21/22 season. He can be seen again as Papageno at the Bavarian State Opera. In addition, he will participate in two new productions of The Nose and The Devils of Loudun, conducted by the new GMD Vladimir Jurowski. His role debut as Ottokar (Der Freischütz) complements his steadily growing repertoire.

The highlights of the past season were the livestream of La Bohème from the Bavarian State Opera, in which he drew attention to himself as Schaunard alongside Jonas Kaufmann and the festival premiere Tristan und Isolde, in which he sang Melot under the direction of Kirill Petrenko.

During his tenure in Munich he has made successful role debuts as Dandini (La Cenerentola), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Prosdocimo (Il Turco in Italia) ad Apollon/Herold (Alceste). 

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 as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Krzysztof Urba?ski, a role which he also performed at Dallas Opera under the baton of the music director, Emmanuel Villaume. 

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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