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Hailed for his “full, exciting lyric baritone” (Opera News) and “elegant lyricism and responsive musicality” (The New York Times), Sean Michael Plumb is one of the most dynamic and compelling baritones of his generation.

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The American baritone has sung on many of the most important opera and concert stages around the world including among others The Metropolitan Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Salzburg Festival, Paris Opéra, Opéra national de Lyon, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Seattle Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra, and Heidelberger Frühling Festival.  His broad operatic repertoire includes the title role in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Marcello and Schaunard in La bohème, Dandini in La cenerentola, Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Younger Galileo in Glass’ Galileo Galilei.  Winner of a 2022 Career Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, Sean Michael Plumb was honored by President Obama as a United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts at a ceremony at The White House. He was graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music.

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"The remarkable baritone Sean Michael Plumb displayed an instrument notable for its evenness of tone and overwhelming beauty. He shaded his genuinely lyric sound with darker, more desperate colors as the narrator grew ever more disillusioned by the caprices of fate."

Bachtrack, Carmina Burana, Philadelphia Orchestra

"From the very moment of his charismatic entrance, accompanied by the famous cavatina "Largo al factotum," and invoking the aura of a genuine rock star like Elvis Presley, the Figaro played by Plumb immediately captivated the audience with his energy and bravado, eliciting thunderous applause from the audience. Plumb demonstrated a masterful command of the quick phrasing, with full, tonal centers and high notes and smooth evenness throughout the vocal range."
OperaClick, Seattle Opera, Il barbiere di Siviglia

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Photography Credits: Photo 1, Dario Acosta Photo 2 and 3, Karli Cadel

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