Sebastian Myrus

Sebastian Myrus
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Sebastian Myrus started his musical training with the boys choir in Windsbach, he then studied singing at the Academy of Music and Theatre in his hometown of Munich. Whilst at the Academy he joined the Opera School at the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding, where his operatic engagements included Giove in Cavalli’s La Calisto, Bottom in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Calchas in Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène and Batone in Rossini’s L’Inganno Felice. He later performed Purcell’s King Arthur at the Markgräfliches Opernhaus Bayreuth, Kagel’s Staatstheater in the German Pavilion at the EXPO in Hanover and the world premiere of Staude’s Wir at the Münchner Biennale. In 2014 Sebastian took the role of Papageno in children’s concerts with the Munich Philharmonic, a project that continued with performances of Haydn’s Jahreszeiten and Schöpfung. Subsequent appearances included the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele (Monteverdi: Madrigals), the Handel Festival in Halle (Handel: Siroe) and at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin for the world premiere of Thomas Jennefelts opera, Paulus.

Sebastian now mainly works as a concert singer, in particular performing sacred music of all epoques, most notably the music of Bach. As a concert soloist he has worked with Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Neue Hofkapelle München, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Baroque Orchestra of Seville and the Doha Baroque Ensemble. He has sung under renowned conductors such as Gary Bertini, Marcus Creed, Philippe Herreweghe, Manfred Honeck, Reinbert de Leeuw, Enrico Onofri, Philippe Pierlot, Helmuth Rilling, Skip Sempé, Jean Tubéry und Jos van Veldhoven.

Sebastian is a member of several internationally acclaimed ensembles with whom he appears regularly as soloist, including the Belgian early music specialists, Vox Luminis, the Athesinus-Consort Berlin, Netherlands Bach Society and Collegium Vocale Gent.

He has performed Haydn’s Lieder in Washington, Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium in Qatar and in 2017, will be touring Vietnam with Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch.

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