Miklós Sebestyén

Miklos Sebestyen Foto: Genia Skorohodska

Miklós Sebestyén was born in Budapest. Trained in various instruments such as flute, guitar and piano in his early years, he eventually decided to make singing his profession. He studied with Prof. László Polgár in Zurich and Prof. Josef Loibl in Munich. After his success at the Belvedere Competition in Vienna in 2010, he sang at opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala in Milan, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Bavarian State Opera, Covent Garden London, the Zurich Opera House, the Bregenz Festival, the Royal Opera in Copenhagen and Oslo, the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, the Welsh National Opera, the Theater an der Wien and others.

Among his most important roles are Mozart’s Figaro, Leporello, Osmin, Sarastro, Don Alfonso; Rossini’s Mustafa (“L’Italiana in Algeri”), Don Magnifico (“La Cenerentola”), Mosé (“Mosé in Egitto”), Bartók’s Duke Bluebeard, Dosifei (Mussorgsky, “Khovanshchina”) Seneca (Monteverdi, “L’Incoronazione di Poppea”), Pizarro (Beethoven, “Fidelio”) Vodnik (Dvorák, “Rusalka”), Prince Gremin (Tchaikovsky, “Eugene Onegin”), Verdi’s Sparafucile (“Rigoletto”), Banco (“Macbeth”) Padre Guardiano (“La Forza del Destino”), Kothner (Wagner, “Meistersinger”), Celio (Prokofiev, “The Love for Three Oranges”), et al. a.

He made an international name for himself with numerous oratorios by J. S. Bach, Mozart, Handel, Haydn, Beethoven, Paul Ben Haim, Stravinsky; and songs by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf and Mussorgsky.

He has worked with conductors and directors Riccardo Chailly, Ádám Fischer, Fabio Luisi, Lorin Maazel, Carlo Rizzi, Ulf Schirmer, Robert Carsen, Kasper Holten, David Pountney, Philippe Arlaud, Giancarlo del Monaco, Peter Konwitschny and others.

In October 2022, he will make his debut with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB) with Béla Bartók’s “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle.”