Stefan Sbonnik


The German tenor Stefan Sbonnik has already performed a dozen roles including the title role in Monteverdi's Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Kalil in Christian Jost's Die arabische Nacht, Remendado in Carmen and Bill in Jonathan Dove's Flight at the Prinzregententheater in Munich and in Ingolstadt. He notably participated in the re-creation of Baroque opera Almira by Ruggiero Fedeli in Kassel in 2013.
In concert, he sings amongst others the tenor solos in Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise (Bielefeld), Saint-Saëns' Christmas Oratorio (Salzburg), Britten's War Requiem (Exeter) and Handel's Messiah (Kasseler Musiktage).

In 2015, Stefan receives a scholarship from the Circle Richard Wagner and sings Die schöne Müllerin by Schubert during a recording for Deutschlandradio Kultur.
In 2017, he participates in the Mozart Academy at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence where he works with Susanna Eken and Joseph Alford. Subsequently, he sings Danilo in Lehar's Die lustige Witwe as part of the International Opera Academy in Bad Orb, before joining the Opera Studio of the Opéra National du Rhin where he plays Ser Toldo Berardengo in Francesca da Rimini by Zandonai and Brühlmann in Werther by Massenet.

In 2017 Stefan also sings the role of Christ in Mozart's Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots conducted by Alessandro de Marchi in 2017, live-broadcast on Bayerischer Rundfunk Radio.

In 2019, Stefan is invited once more by the Münchner Rundfunkorchester to sing Uldino in Verdi's Attila. Broadcast live on Bayerischer Rundfunk Radio, this performance is also available on CD. He sings also for the roles of Licomedes and Pheres in Schürmann's Die getreue Alceste in Schwetzingen (Germany) under the direction of Christina Pluhar.

During the 2018/19 season, he incarnates the rebel Xaïloum in Offenbach's Barkouf and The singer in Maria de Buenos Aires by Piazzolla in Strasbourg, a production that is recorded and broadcast by Arte and followed by a European tour, which will end in June 2021.

In 2021, Stefan sings in Händel's La Resurrezione at the Aachen Theater under the direction of Werner Erhardt, Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Lausanne and in Rossini's Petite messe solennelle in Münster.


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Comfort ye

Handel Messiah

Mit Werd und Hoheit angean

Haydn Schöpfung

Com'è gentil

Donizzetti Don Pasquale

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