After voice studies in Nîmes (South of France) and a Master’s degree in International Business, French tenor Sébastien Guèze entered at the Paris National Conservatory, from which he graduated with “Jury Congratulations.” He is the recipient of several honors and awards : First Prize winner at the European of Arles Competition, “Revelation Opera singer” by the French Association of Artists (ADAMI), Second Prize and Audience Prize at Placido Domingo’s Operalia Contest.

His first Rodolfo/LA BOHEME at the Athens Opera opened him the doors to an international career, a part he then performed in about 16 productions from La Fenice in Venice to La Monnaie in Brussels through Geneva, Helsinki, Cologne, Austin, Manchester Opera North, Bordeaux and Liège. He then performed Alfredo/LA TRAVIATA at the Semperoper in Dresden, at the Wielki Theater in Warsaw or at La Monnaie in Brussels ; Romeo/ROMEO ET JULIETTE in Hong-Kong, Amsterdam, Miami and Mexico ; Hoffmann HOFFMANN’s TALES in Essen, Dresden, Bonn, Freiburg and Wiesbaden (Germany) ; Nemorino/L’ELISIR D’AMORE in São Paulo ; Duca/RIGOLETTO in Guadalajara (Mexico) and in Mantova opposite to Placido Domingo ; the title-role of FAUST in Toulon, Reims, Pamplona ; Chevalier Des Grieux in Massenet’s MANON in Marseille ; Pinkerton/MADAMA BUTTERFLY in Avignon ; the title role of PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE at the Nice Opera ; Lensky/EUGENE ONEGUINE in Paris ; Nadir LES PECHEURS DE PERLES at the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg ; Le Chevalier de la Force/DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES at the Lyon National Opera.
Sebastien Guèze also performed at the Arena of Orange "Chorégies Festival", in Paris Salle Pleyel, at the Radio-France Auditorium, at the Spoleto Festival, Oji Hall in Tokyo and at the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonie among others.
The artist participates to the rediscovery of French repertoire with parts like Fabrice Del Dongo/LA CHARTREUSE DE PARME at the Opéra de Marseille; Pyrrhus in Gretry’s, ANDROMAQUE in Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Brussels, Schwetzingen, the Radio-France Festival in Montpellier ; Mylio in Lalo’s LE ROIS D’YS in Liège, Saint-Étienne, Montpellier and Paris Opera Comique ; Gaston in Verdi’s JERUSALEM in Bonn ; Cosma’s MARIUS ET FANNY, Schahabarim in Reyer’s SALAMMBÔ and Vincent/MIREILLE in Marseille ; Christian/CYRANO in Miami and Detroit ; Floreski/ LODOISKA at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma and Teatro La Fenice in Venice.

He shares the stage with artists like Ermonela Jaho, Sabine Devieilhe, Isabel Leonard, Nino Machaidze, Aleksandra Kurzak, Kate Aldrich, Sandrine Piau, Placido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Willard White...

Stage directed by Graham Vick, Marco Bellocchio, Andrea Breth, Garnett Bruce, Christophe Honoré, Mariusz Trelinski, Andreas Homoki, Georges Lavaudant, Jérome Deschamps, Omar Porras, Francesco Micheli... Conducted by Adam Fischer, Zubin Metha, Fabrizio Maria Carminati, Carlo Rizzi, Antony Hermus, Alain Altinoglu, Kazushi Ono...

His 2017 engagements include the title role in LES CONTESD’HOFFMANN at the Aalto-Musiktheater Essen and Semperoper Dresden, Rodolfo/LA BOHEME at the Geneva Grand Théâtre, the title role in WERTHER at the Metz and Massy Opera, FAUST at Wroclaw Opera.

Future projects : Maurizio/ADRIANNA LECOUVREUR in Saint-Etienne ; Christian/CYRANO at the North Carolina Opera and Detroit, the title role of FAUST in Vilnius, THAÏS in concert at Paris Philharmonie, Don José/CARMEN in Geneva etc.

Award

  • 2006

    National Conservatory of Paris

    First Prize «with Jury Congratulations»

  • 2006

    Placido Domingo «OPERALIA»

    Second Prize and Audience Prize

  • 2004

    Contest of Golden Voices in Metz

    Silver Voice

  • 2004

    European Singing Contest of Arles

    First prize

Nominated

  • 2006

    Revelation Opera Singer

    Association of Artists (ADAMI)

  • 2004

    Revelation Opera singer of the year

    Victoires de la Musique - Classical Music Awards

After voice studies in Nîmes (South of France) and a Master’s degree in International Business, French tenor Sébastien Guèze entered at the Paris National Conservatory, from which he graduated with “Jury Congratulations.” He is the recipient of several honors and awards : First Prize winner at the European of Arles Competition, “Revelation Opera singer” by the French Association of Artists (ADAMI), Second Prize and Audience Prize at Placido Domingo’s Operalia Contest.

His first Rodolfo/LA BOHEME at the Athens Opera opened him the doors to an international career, a part he then performed in about 16 productions from La Fenice in Venice to La Monnaie in Brussels through Geneva, Helsinki, Cologne, Austin, Manchester Opera North, Bordeaux and Liège. He then performed Alfredo/LA TRAVIATA at the Semperoper in Dresden, at the Wielki Theater in Warsaw or at La Monnaie in Brussels ; Romeo/ROMEO ET JULIETTE in Hong-Kong, Amsterdam, Miami and Mexico ; Hoffmann HOFFMANN’s TALES in Essen, Dresden, Bonn, Freiburg and Wiesbaden (Germany) ; Nemorino/L’ELISIR D’AMORE in São Paulo ; Duca/RIGOLETTO in Guadalajara (Mexico) and in Mantova opposite to Placido Domingo ; the title-role of FAUST in Toulon, Reims, Pamplona ; Chevalier Des Grieux in Massenet’s MANON in Marseille ; Pinkerton/MADAMA BUTTERFLY in Avignon ; the title role of PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE at the Nice Opera ; Lensky/EUGENE ONEGUINE in Paris ; Nadir LES PECHEURS DE PERLES at the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg ; Le Chevalier de la Force/DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES at the Lyon National Opera.
Sebastien Guèze also performed at the Arena of Orange "Chorégies Festival", in Paris Salle Pleyel, at the Radio-France Auditorium, at the Spoleto Festival, Oji Hall in Tokyo and at the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonie among others.
The artist participates to the rediscovery of French repertoire with parts like Fabrice Del Dongo/LA CHARTREUSE DE PARME at the Opéra de Marseille; Pyrrhus in Gretry’s, ANDROMAQUE in Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Brussels, Schwetzingen, the Radio-France Festival in Montpellier ; Mylio in Lalo’s LE ROIS D’YS in Liège, Saint-Étienne, Montpellier and Paris Opera Comique ; Gaston in Verdi’s JERUSALEM in Bonn ; Cosma’s MARIUS ET FANNY, Schahabarim in Reyer’s SALAMMBÔ and Vincent/MIREILLE in Marseille ; Christian/CYRANO in Miami and Detroit ; Floreski/ LODOISKA at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma and Teatro La Fenice in Venice.

He shares the stage with artists like Ermonela Jaho, Sabine Devieilhe, Isabel Leonard, Nino Machaidze, Aleksandra Kurzak, Kate Aldrich, Sandrine Piau, Placido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Willard White...

Stage directed by Graham Vick, Marco Bellocchio, Andrea Breth, Garnett Bruce, Christophe Honoré, Mariusz Trelinski, Andreas Homoki, Georges Lavaudant, Jérome Deschamps, Omar Porras, Francesco Micheli... Conducted by Adam Fischer, Zubin Metha, Fabrizio Maria Carminati, Carlo Rizzi, Antony Hermus, Alain Altinoglu, Kazushi Ono...

His 2017 engagements include the title role in LES CONTESD’HOFFMANN at the Aalto-Musiktheater Essen and Semperoper Dresden, Rodolfo/LA BOHEME at the Geneva Grand Théâtre, the title role in WERTHER at the Metz and Massy Opera, FAUST at Wroclaw Opera.

Future projects : Maurizio/ADRIANNA LECOUVREUR in Saint-Etienne ; Christian/CYRANO at the North Carolina Opera and Detroit, the title role of FAUST in Vilnius, THAÏS in concert at Paris Philharmonie, Don José/CARMEN in Geneva etc.