Sebastian Duran Swedish baritone born 1989

Sebastian Duran Swedish baritone born 1989 Photo: Basil Rodericks.

Since Sebastian Duran graduated 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 Duran Swedish baritone born 1989

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.

Sebastian Durán 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 Durán 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.

In Swedish

Sebastian Durán gjorde rollen som Markis d’ Obigny i Skånska Operans uppsättning av La Traviata  sommaren 2011. Han har tidigare sjungit rollen som Mr Gobineau i Mediet av Menotti samt arbetat som korist på Ulriksdals Slottsteater.  Med barnteater i Kristianstad.

Under sommaren lär Sebastian Durán sig av sin roll att bejaka mänsklighetens mindre ädla sidor. Favoritoperan är Eugene Onegin av Tchaikovsky och drömrollen är Carmen.

Musikalisk förebild är sångpedagogen Britta Johansson, eftersom hon har betytt, och betyder väldigt mycket för Sebastian Durán röstliga såväl som personliga utveckling.

Tre M som gör Sebastian glad är: mamma, mat och musik. Arg blir han av fördomar avhoppade cykelkedjor och Sverigedemokrater.

Han hade helst velat leva i Berlin under 20-talet. Sebastians favoritplats är lite varstans där det finns portvin och gott sällskap. Alla människors lika värde och tolerans i stort hade varit i fokus om Sebastian Durán hade styrt Sverige.Framtidsplanerna är så gott som uppfyllda, då han vill sjunga, och vara glad …

MOTTO: Det ordnar sig alltid.

Experienced performances

Opera Roles Operahouse Date
La Traviata Markis d´Obigny Skånska Operan 8.7.2011
Rigoletto Marullo Skånska Operan 8.7.2012
The Barber in Seville Fiorello Skånska Operan 6.7.2013
The deepest place The Wolf ÖresundsOperan 26.6.2014
Don G Don G Malmö Opera turnéföreställning 1.9.2015
Drottningens juvelsmycke Viktor Operaverkstan på Malmö Opera 31.3.2016
Hamlet in Absentia Laertes Kronborgs slott, Helsingör 3.8.2016
Snow Queen by Benjamin Staern The Crow Malmö Opera 17.12.2016
The Importance of being Earnest Jack Worthing Bröllopssalen på Vadstena slott 22.7.2017
Snow Queen by Benjamin Staern The Crow Malmö Opera 17.12.2018
Comedy on a bridge Hans Operaverkstan/Malmö Opera 23.3.2019

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