Sebastian Pilgrim

“Sebastian Pilgrim gave King Marke all his authority and the power of his voluminous bass. Vocally, he did not owe anything in his part and inspired with great authority in voice and playing. Its dynamic range and text design are exemplary. Pilgrim showed very impressively how strong this composition can be when the right voice size and creative intelligence meet. With every syllable of his knowing singing, the atmosphere of the performance changed. Suddenly a creative center could be experienced. A wonderfully sung and designed role portrait!“

Not only his Hagen, who gets under your skin, but also his brilliant role debut as King Marke in the new production of "Tristan und Isolde" in Leipzig shows that this young black bass is on the way to a world career. A highlight of this season in Leipzig should be his debut as Gurnemanz in spring 2021 - unfortunately postponed to April 2022 due to Corona.
In the summer of 2016, the young singer made his highly successful debut as Hagen ("Götterdämmerung") at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. In June 2017 he made his debut as Hunding at the Wagner Days in Budapest under the baton of Adam Fischer. In 2017/18 he made his debut as Rocco in the new production of "Fidelio" in Mannheim and as König Karl in Schubert's "Fierrabras" at La Scala in Milan. From the 2018/19 season he will be a member of the ensemble at the Leipzig Opera. In spring 2019 he was invited again to La Scala in Milan. Due to Corona, important debuts were postponed to the 20/21 season by La Roche in Strauss' Capriccio and as a servant/greis in Ullmann's "Fall des Antichrists". In October 2021 he brought Pogner in "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" very successfully to the He will make his role debut at the Leipzig Opera in spring 2022: King Heinrich in "Lohengrin", followed by his debut as Gurnemanz in "Parsifal". The 36-year-old exceptional bass then has all the major Wagner roles except Daland in his repertoire.



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