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Sebastian Monti

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”The tenor Sebastian Monti shows an agile and flexible voice, twirling in the treble with a certain and unfailing precision and shimmering timbre. Accessing low notes with brio, he gives his instrument power and character.”
 (Olyrix, Nicolas Mathieu)


From the start of his career, the Franco-Italian tenor Sebastian Monti interpreted the title roles in Charpentier’s Actéon with Les Talens Lyriques conducted by Christophe Rousset, Lully’s Atys at the Megaron in Athens, Rameau’s Platée at the Opéra de Massy and Orphée in Gluck's Orphée et Euridice with Les Goûts-Réunis conducted by Dominique Daigremont.

He also sang Orfeo in Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise conducted by Dominique Daigremont, Nanki Poo in Gilbert and Sullivan ‘s The Mikado conducted by David Stern, Apollo in Pancrace Royer’s Le Pouvoir de l'Amour conducted by Patrick Bismuth. He participated in the production of Marin Marais’s Alcione under the direction of Jordi Savall presented at the Opéra-Comique, the Opéra Royal de Versailles and the Théâtre de Caen. Quoted as a "beautiful discovery" for his luminous Apollon, he impresses with "an ideal declamation, a timbre without roughness or constraints, a real high-tenor voice to watch out for." (Classic News). He also gave performances of Pedrillo in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail conducted by Marcus Bosch at the Heidenheim Festival, and most recently he was Le Marquis de Tarapote in Offenbach’s La Perichole conducted by Marc Minkowski at the Opéra Royal in Versailles.

In concert, he sings the Evangelist in Bach’s Johannes-Passion at the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Gerhard Oppelt, Monteverdi’s Vespero della Beata Virgine and San Giovanni in Schuster’s La Passione di Gesù Cristo with Collegium 1704 conducted by Vaclav Lucks. Sebastian is also Il Consiglero in Stradella’s San Giovanni Battista with the Ensemble Diderot conducted by Iñaki Encina Oyon, Il Tempo in Haendel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno conducted by Louis Créac’h and Jonathan in Saul conducted by Till Aly.

His vocal flexibility led him to interpret Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Varo in Handel’s Arminio with Armonia Atenea conducted by George Petrou at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest, Mister Ford in Salieri’s Falstaff with the Ensemble Diderot, Teobaldo in Zingarelli’s Giulietta e Romeo conducted by George Petrou at the Theater an der Wien, Frontino in Rossini’s L'Equivoco stravagante conducted by José Miguel Pérez-Sierra at the Bad Wildbad Festival where he was noted for the "ease with which he embarks on the Cavatine of Mitridate « Se di lauri il crine adorno », agile, nuanced and daring." (ForumOpera). He also sang the title role in Rameau’s Zaïs at the Biel-Solothurn Theater and Nutrice / Arnalta in Monteverdi’s L’incoranazione di Poppea for Oper Schloss Waldegg.

In the 2021/22 season, Sebastian will make his debut at Oldenburg Staatstheater with the roles of Calisis in Rameau’s Les Boréades under the musical direction of Alexis Kossenko, Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Gonzalve in Ravel’s L’heure espagnole. He will then sing Marzio in Mozart’s Mitridate staged by Ralf Pleger and under the baton of Lars Ulrik Mortensen at the Royal Danish Opera (Copenhagen and Malmö).

(2022_03_04. Please only use this biography.)

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