Sebastian Durán Swedish baritone

Sebastian Durán Swedish baritone Photo: Basil Rodericks.

Since graduating from the Malmö Academy of Music in 2013, and the University College of Opera in Stockholm in 2016, Sebastian has been working in opera companies and concert venues all around Europe such as the Malmö Opera, the Royal Opera in Stockholm, Den Fynske Opera, Copenhagen Opera Festival, Oslo Opera Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, National Philharmonic of Ukraine, and Vadstena-Akademien.

Sebastian Durán Swedish baritone

Sebastian Durán (b 1989) began to study classical singing at the age of 15, alongside his cello- and harp studies in the town of Kristianstad in the south of Sweden.

At the age of 18 he moved to Stockholm to continue his vocal studies with baritone Karl-Magnus Fredriksson, Court Singer at the Royal Opera in Stockholm.

After studying with him for two years he got accepted at the Malmö Academy of Music where he studied in 2010-2013 with Britta Johansson, Assistant Master in Vocal Performance.

After graduation from the Malmö Academy of Music Durán began to study at the University College of Opera in Stockholm with Ulrika Tenstam, and Leif Lundberg.

During his years of singing, Sebastian has done several roles in both professional productions and school productions to great acclaim.

In the summer of 2014 he sang The Wolf in composer Daniel Hjort’s newly written opera The Deepest Place, which toured around Denmark and southern Sweden.

The most recent being the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni which he performed on tour with Malmö Opera, where he will return in the spring of 2016 to sing the role of Emanuel in composer Jonas Forsell’s newly written opera Drottningens Juvelsmycke.

His work also includes roles as Laertes in Hamlet by Thomas, Marullo in Rigoletto, Melisso in Alcina, both Figaro and Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte.

He has also sung repertoire such as the baritone-solo in Carmina Burana by Orff and the bass-solo in Symfoni nr 9 ”An die Freude” by Beethoven .

Sebastian has received several scholarships from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music in the years of 2014, 2013 and 2012. He is also a recipient of the Family of John Andersson in Anderslövs Scholarship in 2015. The Joel Berglund scholarship in 2012 and the Culture-Scholarship from the Municipality of Kristianstad in 2009.  Loa Falkman Scholarship in 2007.

Experienced performances

OperaRolesOperahouseDate
La TraviataMarkis d´ObignySkånska Operan8.7.2011
RigolettoMarulloSkånska Operan8.7.2012
The Barber in SevilleFiorelloSkånska Operan6.7.2013
The deepest placeThe WolfÖresundsOperan26.6.2014
Don GDon GMalmö Opera turnéföreställning1.9.2015
Drottningens juvelsmyckeViktorOperaverkstan på Malmö Opera31.3.2016
Hamlet in AbsentiaLaertesKronborgs slott, Helsingör3.8.2016
Snow Queen by Benjamin StaernThe CrowMalmö Opera17.12.2016
The Importance of being EarnestJack WorthingBröllopssalen på Vadstena slott22.7.2017
Snow Queen by Benjamin StaernThe CrowMalmö Opera17.12.2018
Comedy on a bridgeHansOperaverkstan/Malmö Opera23.3.2019

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