Sebastian Pilgrim

"Sebastian Pilgrim as Hagen has got demonic dimensions […]. His voice is impressive with a pitch-black sonority and an exciting energy."

Sebastian Pilgrim graduated at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold with Prof. Sabine Ritterbusch and at the Musikhochschule Hannover. He was guest at the Hugo Wolff Liedfestival in 2015 and finalist in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. He is also winner of several awards, like the Special Award of the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin and the Wolfgang Wagner Award at the International  Song Competition for Wagner Voices. After his debut as Sir John Falstaff (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor) at the International Young Opera Weikersheim still during his studies, he immediately was engaged as an ensemble member at Theater Erfurt. In 2013, he switched to the ensemble at Nationaltheater Mannheim where he made his very successful debuts as König Filippo II (Don Carlo), as Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra) and as Hagen in the revival of 'Götterdämmerung' in 2016. Further roles in his large repertoire are Kadmos (Die Bassariden), Sarastro, Basilio (Il barbiere di Seviglia), Orbazzano (Tancredi), General (The Gambler) as well as Timur, Titurel, Fafner and Hagen.

Since 2016/17 season, Sebastian Pilgrim is working freelance. He was guesting as Filippo II in a new production of 'Don Carlo' at Theater Bielefeld, as Erster Priester (Die Zauberflöte) at Opéra National de Paris and as Hunding at the Wagner Days in Budapest under the baton of M° Adam Fischer. In the current season, he returns to Mannheim for his debut as Rocco in a new production of 'Fidelio' and he further is singing Fafner (Das Rheingold) at Theater Bielefeld.

He is also a various concert singer and performs besides in Haydn's Schöpfung, Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium and Mendelsohn's Elias also in numerous world premieres, for example in the 'Storm-Lieder of André Werner at Komische Oper Berlin. Espescially the (German) Liedgesang has his attention. But he is also a succesful composer and received the Kurt Masur Award at the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb Komposition in 2017.

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