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Sébastien GUÈZE   -   Tenor

Sébastien Guèze graduated from the Paris Conservatory and was awarded the Audience Prize and the Second Prize at the Operalia - Plácido Domingo Competition in 2006. He is leading eversince an international career, mostly singing the major roles of the French and Italian repertoire.

He made his debuts as Rodolfo from La Bohème (Athens, Venezia, Brussels, Geneva, Helsinki, Köln, Austin, Leeds, Bordeaux, Liège...) and sang Alfredo from La Traviata (Dresde, Warsaw, Brussels), Il Duca di Mantova from Rigoletto (Guadalajara, Mantova alongside Plácido Domingo), Nemorino from L'Elisir d'Amore (Sao Paulo), Pinkerton from Madama Butterfly (Avignon), Maurizio from Adriana Lecouvreur (Saint-Etienne).

 

In the French repertoire, he sang Hoffmann from Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Dresde, Köln, Essen, Freiburg, Bonn, Wiesbaden), Don José from Carmen (Geneva, Leipzig, Sevilla), the title-role of Werther (Venezia), Des Grieux from Manon (Marseille, Vilnius), the title-role of Faust by Gounod (Wroclaw, Toulon, Reims, Pamplona, Omaha), Roméo from Roméo et Juliette (Amsterdam, Monterrey, Miami, Hong-Kong), Pelléas from Pelléas et Mélisande (Nice), Nadir from Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Strasbourg), Le Chevalier de la Force from Dialogues des Carmélites (Lyon), Cinna from La Vestale (Theater an der Wien).

 

He understudied the role of Faust from La Damnation de Faust by Berlioz at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Eager to revive lesser-known pieces from the French repertoire, he took part in Andromaque by Grétry, Le Roi d'Ys by Lalo, Salammbô by Reyer, Mireille by Gounod, Lodoïska by Cherubini, La Chartreuse de Parme by Sauguet. He sang the world premiere of Marius et Fanny by Vladimir Cosma, Un Amour en Guerre by Caroline Glory, Cyrano by David Di Chiera.

This season he sings the role of Shakespeare in Le Songe d'une Nuite d'Eté by Ambroise Thomas (Wexford Festival), Don José from Carmen (Opera North), Pinkerton from Madama Butterfly (Angers-Nantes Opéra).

He published an essay about the social-ecological issues in the operatic world: "BIOpéra - Quel futur pour l'opéra ?" - Editions Symétrie, France, 2021.

Sébastien Guèze was appointed Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Carmen by Bizet

Don José : "La Fleur que tu m'avais jetée..."

Geneva - 2018-2019

Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Offenbach

Hoffmann : "Va pour Kleinzack..."

Wiesbaden - 2015-2016

Adriana Lecouvreur by Cilea

Maurizio : "La Dolcissima Effigie..."

Saint-Etienne - 2017-2018

Hervé Le Guillou