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.
Highlights of the past seasons, beside Mr. Holecek’s performances at the Volksoper Vienna, include the roles of Scarpia/Tosca in Stuttgart, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, and 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.
Future projects include the roles of Peter Besenbinder in Hansel and Gretel in Vienna, Fritz Kothner/Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Jochanaan/Salome at Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, as well as the role of the Geisterbote in Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Munich Opera Festival.
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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|
Sebastian Holecek in London as MeistersingerSebastian Holecek recently enthused the international audience as Don Pizarro at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under the conduct of Sir Antonio Pappano and as Peter Besenbinder at the Vienna State Opera with Axel Kober. In March, he is to be seen at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Fritz Kothner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg with Bryn Terfel and Antonio Pappano.
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"