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OPERA NEWS:

"Of these winners, the one to watch is Sean Michael Plumb, twenty-three, who turned loose his full, exciting lyric baritone in a joyous performance of Robert's aria from Iolanta."  

George London Foudation Competition Finals

"Young Sean Plumb's convincingly aged Musiklehrer offered the evening's most beautiful singing."

Ariadne auf Naxos

"Sean Michael Plumb, as Schaunard, displayed a burnieshed, musuclar baritone and compelling charm."
La boheme

 

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER:

"The star of the show [was] Sean Michael Plumb, whose warm, velvety baritone and onstage ease as the birdcacther Papageno promised wonderful things to come."

The Magic Flute

 

"The score doesn't ask for beautiful singing, but got it anyway from baritone Sean Michael Plumb."

Der Kaiser von Atlantis + Ich habe genug

OPERA MAGAZINE:

"Sean Plumb sang Robert in a smooth, juicy baritone."

Iolanta

 

NEW YORK TIMES:

"deservedly among the winners was the baritone Sean Michael Plumb, who brought elegant lyricism and responsive musicality to music by Rossini and Tchaikovsky."

Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals

 

"My other favorites...the baritone Sean Michael Plumb, 24, deeply dramatic in an aria from Verdi's "Don Carlo""

George London Foundation

KLASSIK BEGEISTERT:

"An diesem Abend phänomenal aufgelegten Sean Michael Plumb als Gugliemo. Sein mit beindruckend lässiger Eleganz vorgetragener Bariton überzeugt von Beginn an mit unglaublichem Facettenreichtum. Da entsteht eine bunte bergige Herbstlandschaft, die durch fantastisches Detailreichtum zu überzeugen weiß. Feine Verzierungen werden mit höchster Hingabe gesungen, alles wirkt dennoch aus einem Guss und mit goldenem Glanze veredelt. Toll!"

Cosi fan tutte

OPERATRAVELLER:

"Sean Michael Plumb was a very fine Guglielmo.  The voice full of youthful sheen, sung off the text, in a warm, handsome baritone.  He pulled out a lovely legato in ‘il core vi dono’ and his ‘donne mie’ was sung with wit, charm as well as frustration brought out through the words."

Cosi fan tutte

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH:

“As Schaunard, the musician, baritone Sean Michael Plumb was a find, handsome and with a big, rich voice and acting chops beyond the usual.”

La boheme

 

BACHTRACK:

"The Fiorello of Sean Plumb made me think this is a voice we'll hear sing Figaro soon – and I hope often!"

Il barbiere di Siviglia

"Musiklehrer Sean Plumb, who impressed with his beautiful singing in Opera Philadelphia's Barbiere in September, continues to impress."

Ariadne auf Naxos

ARTS LOUISVILLE:

"Another rising star would certainly be Sean Michael Plumb as Papageno. Not only is his baritone rich and supple, but his comedic timing is also impeccable. An absolute joy to watch and hear."

Die Zauberflöte

FORBES:

"Sean Michael Plumb sang...surprising the audience with his full, resonant baritone voice."

Crystal Emerging Artists Showcase

 

OPERA WORLD:

"Sean Michael Plumb, a 24 year old baritone from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was no stranger to the big stage. He fearlessly presented a nearly flawless performance of “Bella siccome un angelo” from Don Pasquale. His voice effortlessly rang to every corner of the theater boasting a rich tone and excitable yet anchored and even vibrato throughout his singing. Mr. Plumb returned to the stage with Robert’s aria from Iolanta, a beast of a piece to which his voice was astonishingly well suited."

Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals

BROADWAY WORLD:

“Sean Michael Plumb, as Schaunard, the musician, shows the most powerful voice of all four friends. It's clear and true, and Plumb has exceptionally fine diction.”

La boheme

KDHX:

"Mr. Plumb, in his OTSL debut, proves to be a skilled actor with a fine sense of comedy and an accurate, robust voice.”

La boheme

BROAD STREET REVIEW:

"The blonde and handsome baritone Sean Michael Plumb appeared almost god-like as Apollo, and he spun out his long musical lines with style and accuracy, investing his words with strong dramatic coloring."

Apollo e Dafne

 

BROOKLYN DISCOVERY:

"Plumb’s voice with its incredible agility, beautiful high notes, impeccable cadenzas and sparkling color brought golden age pleasure to one and all."
Gerda Lissner Winners' Concert at Carnegie Hall

"Sean Michael Plumb, winner of the Opera Index award for 2015, sang a dazzling “Pierrot’s Tanzlied” from Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt. His beautiful baritone caressed the words and his pianissimi were heavenly."

Opera Index, Inc Winners' Recital

 

"“Du bist die Ruh” by Schubert was sung by Sean Michael Plumb whose baritone seized every nuance from a pianissimo to forte with flair. He captured Schubert’s longing and gave us all a piece to take home."

Gerda Lissner Liederkranz Winners' Recital

 

CHESTNUT HILL LOCAL:

"Sean Michael Plumb was an incredibly appealing Gianni Schicchi, winning the audience to his side against Dante's condemnation.  He sang and acted with impressive poise."

Gianni Schicchi

 

SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL:

"Sean Michael Plumb should also be exempted from anonymity in tribute to his convincing and strongly sung portrayal of Puccini’s title character."

Gianni Schicchi

 

OPERA INSIDER:

"We were delighted to hear "Robert's Aria" once again, sung by the full-throated baritone Sean Michael Plumb who seemed preternaturally comfortable in Russian."

George London Foundation Competition

 

CLASSISSIMA:

"I gulped for breath. I had stopped breathing. The music was transcendent. Plumb and [bass Anthony] Reed are exceptional talents who will undoubtedly enjoy operatic brilliant careers."

Der Kaiser von Atlantis + Ich habe genug

 

THE EXAMINER:

“…baritone Sean Michael Plumb gave a lively, fascinating, and powerful portrayal of the arrogant warrior.”

Apollo e Dafne