BiographySebastian Holecek studied singing in Vienna, his hometown, and in Italy. Already during his studies at the Musikhochschule in Vienna, he was invited to sing as a guest in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Following his graduation, he became member of the ensemble of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, where he performed such roles as Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Harlekin/Ariadne auf Naxos.
At the beginning of the season 2006/2007, he joined the ensemble of the Volksoper in Vienna where he is continuing to expand his repertoire to include more dramatic roles.
By now, Sebastian Holecek sings at internationally renowned opera houses and concert halls across the world and performed in cities such as Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Naples, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, New York, Montreal, Kapstadt, Monte Carlo, Santiago de Chile, St. Gallen, Turin, and Düsseldorf, as well as at the Bregenz Festival.
He worked with such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Fabio Luisi, Daniel Barenboim, Kirill Petrenko, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Gerd Albrecht, Heinrich Hollreiser, Julia Jones, Horst Stein, Peter Schneider, Marcello Viotti, and Michael Schønwandt.
On the concert stage, Mr. Holecek could be heard at the Musikverein as well as at the Konzerthaus in Vienna. Concert tours led him to Carnegie Hall in New York, to Toronto, to Vilnius, and to Paris, where he performed an operetta concert with Gwyneth Jones and Nicolai Gedda.
Beside Mr. Holecek’s performances at the Volksoper Vienna, highlights of the past seasons include the roles of Scarpia/Tosca in Stuttgart, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, Don Pizarro/Fidelio in a new production at Landestheater Innsbruck as well as in a concert version with the Orchestra Sta. Cecilia in Rome under the baton of Antonio Pappano, and in the season 2016/17 engagements as Fritz Kothner/Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Sprecher/Die Zauberflöte at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, as Jochanaan/Salome at Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, and as Geisterbote in Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Munich Opera Festival.
Engagements in the season 2017/18 include Scarpia/Tosca at Staatstheater Stuttgart, Peter Besenbinder/Hansel and Gretel at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Don Pizarro/Fidelio in Bilbao and at Theater an der Wien, as well as Fritz Kothner/Meistersinger at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Peking.
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|Beethoven||Symphony no. 9|
|Humperdinck||Hansel and Gretel||Peter|
|Kienzl||Der Evangelimann||Johannes Freudhofer|
|Krenek||Kehraus um St Stephan||Alfred Koppreiter|
|Mozart||Die Zauberflöte||2nd Priest|
|Don Giovanni||Don Giovanni|
|Le nozze di Figaro||Figaro|
|Strauss, J.||Die Fledermaus||Eisenstein|
|Strauss, R.||Ariadne auf Naxos||Harlekin|
|Die Frau ohne Schatten||Geisterbote|
|Verdi||La traviata||Giorgio Germont|
|Rigoletto||Conte di Monterone|
|Wagner||Die Meistersinger v. Nürnberg||Fritz Kothner|
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Royal Opera House Covent Garden / 15.03.17 / musicomh.com
"endearingly pompous, gloriously sung Kothner"
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Royal Opera House Covent Garden / 12.03.17 / markronan.com
"gloriously dominant as Kothner"
Fürst Igor / Volksoper Wien / 23.03.16 / news.at
"der Idealtypus dieses russischen Fürsten"
Hänsel und Gretel / Bayerische Staatsoper München / 26.11.14 / bachtrack.com
"kraftvolle Stimme und schiere dramatische Energie"
Wagner's Ring in one Evening / Volksoper Wien / 29.05.13 / bachtrack.com
"the man of the evening"