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Sébastien Guèze is one of the few French tenors to have distinguished himself internationally in the greatest roles of the French and Italian romantic repertoire in recent years. His engagements include prestigious theaters such as La Monnaie de Bruxelles, the Theater an der Wien, the Semperoper in Dresden, the Grand Théâtre in Geneva, La Fenice in Venice and the Metropolitan Opera. Sébastien Guèze was recently distinguished Knight of « Arts and Letters » by the French Ministry of Culture in July 2021 after 50 roles, 80 productions and 400 performances.

This season, Guèze will return to Saint-Etienne Opera House for Andromaque as Getry/Pyrrhus, and will perform Mozart’s Requiem in Rennes, in addition to concerts in Niort, Calvi, and Corsica. Last season, Guèze performed Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Angers-Nantes Opera, the role of Shakespeare at the Wexford Festival in their production of Le Songe D’une Nuit D’été, and Don José in Carmen with both Teatro Massimo (Palermo) and Opera North. Next season, Guèze returns to Opera North for a role debut. [read more...]


"...intense yet agile timbre..." – Omaha World-Herald

Faust – "The title character, Faust, was sung by another Omaha debut artist, Sebastian Guèze. His intense yet agile timbre allowed him to present the desperate and dreamy character triumphantly. Faust longed to be young again, and Guèze managed to sing with a chilling balance of longing and vigor."


"...flattering color, and a supple and powerful voice... ” – Forum Opera

Adriana Lecouvreur – "Haughty and elegant, truthful in his articulation and precise in his diction, Sebastien Gueze presents a devilishly romantic Maurizio, with a flattering color, and a supple and powerful voice. ”


"...a depth and emotional edge..." – South Florida Classical Review

Cyrano – "The young French singer Sébastien Guèz brought a real leading man’s voice to the role, allowing some rawness to creep into his singing at moments of high passion. The new aria that DiChiera has written for the third act, in which Christian realizes Roxane really loves not him but Cyrano, is a classic grand opera show-stopper, and Guèz delivered it with a depth and emotional edge that gave the character a redeeming integrity."


"...a charismatic bundle of energy..." – Bachtrack

La bohème – "Sébastien Guèze, a charismatic bundle of energy as Rodolfo, proved very well that he was one of the warm and caring sort in an immaculately-wrought 'Che gelida manina.'"


"...a spectacular voice with a crystal clear upper register..." – EDGE Media Network

Roméo et Juliette – "The true standout of the evening was Sébastien Guéze's Romeo. Guéze is an up-and-coming tenor from France and he has a spectacular voice with a crystal clear upper register. His voice has a power and beauty that is rarely heard. Roméo is a difficult role to sing demanding a strong control of the upper register and the ability to go from forte to pianissimo on the high B-flats. Guéze handled this deftly and beautifully."


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