Sean Christensen recently appeared as Don Ottavio in Opera in Williamsburg’s production of Don Giovanni, as Fernando in Goyescas and as Azael in L’enfant prodigue at Bare Opera, as Gastone in Long Island Opera’s production of La Traviata, as Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera in Williamsburg, and as Tamino in The Magic Flute with the Metropolitan Opera Guild. He was an apprentice artist at Sarasota Opera in 2016, where he covered the role of Jaquino in Fidelio, and was awarded the Leo M. Rodgers for Outstanding Apprentice Artist. He was also a studio artist at Chautauqua Opera in 2015, and an Opera North Young Artist in 2014, where he played Daniel Buchanan in Street Scene and covered Freddie Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady.
He has performed excerpts as Jenik in The Bartered Bride, Don Jose in Carmen, Romeo in Roméo et Juliette, Ruggiero in La Rondine, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the title role of Gounod’s Faust. He has performed as a soloist with the American Symphonic Orchestra and with the Mannes Opera. He was awarded an Encouragement Prize by the Career Bridges Competition in May 2016. Sean earned a Bachelor’s Degree in music with a focus on singing at Bard College (’11), where he was awarded the Margaret Creal Shafer Prize in Performance and the Dr. Richard M. Siegel Memorial Prize for Music as recognition of his talent. He received a Master’s Degree in music at Mannes College. He has given recitals at Bard, Mannes and Chautauqua, in songs of Richard Strauss, Duparc, Tosti, Poulenc, and Rachmaninov. He has sung under the baton of Jorge Parodi, Joseph Colaneri, James Bagwell, Leon Botstein, and Louis Burkot. He currently studies with Arthur J. Levy.