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Sébastien Guèze

Soloist, Tenor
Sébastien Guèze was born in Lyon, France on 7/28/1979. He studied singing at the Conservatory of Music, Dance and Drama of Nimes and then at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, where he finished with distinction. Since then, he has received several awards, including the Golden Voice at Metz (2003), the First Prize in the European Competition of Arles (France 2004), and the Audience Award and second prize in Plácido Domingo’s Operalia World Opera Competition (2008). In 2006 he was named Lyrical Artist Revelation (ADAMI /Société civile pour l'administration des droits des artistes et musiciens interprètes) and in 2009 he was honored at the annual ceremony Victoires de la musique classique. His repertory includes the roles of Romeo [Roméo et Juliette], Lensky [Eugene Onegin], Alfredo [La traviata], Nemorino [L'elisir d'amore], Pyrrhus [Andromaque] by Grétry, Faust [Faust], Orpheus [Orphée aux enfers], Rodolfo [La bohème], Pinkerton [Madama Butterfly], Duke [Rigoletto], etc. He often performs roles in rarely presented operas and operettas by French composers (Bizet, Grétry, Lalo, Sauguet, Offenbach, Poulenc, etc.). He sang the part of Marius in the world premiere of the opera Marius et Fanny by Vladimir Cosma (2009-10). He has also taken part in oratorios and in Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde [The Song of the Earth]. Several of his interpretations have been recorded on CD, Video and DVD. In the 2007/08 season he worked with the GNO, singing the part of Rodolfo [La Bohème,] for the first time in his career.