Stefan Sbonnik
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The German tenor Stefan Sbonnik already performed a dozen roles including the title role in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Kalil in Christian Jost’s Die arabische Nacht, Remendado in Carmen and Bill in Dove’s Flight presented at the Prinzregententheater in Munich and in Ingolstadt. He notably participated in the re-creation of the Baroque opera Almira by Ruggiero Fedeli in Kassel in 2013.

In concert, Stefan has sung amongst others the tenor solos in Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise (Bielefeld), Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio (Salzburg), Britten’s War Requiem (Exeter) and Handel’s Messiah (Kasseler Musiktage). In 2015, Stefan receives a scholarship from the Richard Wagner Society and sang Die schöne Müllerin by Schubert for Deutschlandradio Kultur. He also sang the role of Christ in Mozart’s Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots conducted by Alessandro de Marchi in 2017, which was broadcasted live on Bayerischer Rundfunk Radio.

In 2017, he participated in the Mozart Academy at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence where he worked with Susanna Eken and Joseph Alford. Subsequently, he sang Danilo in Lehár’s The Merry Widow as part of the International Opera Academy in Bad Orb, before joining the Opera Studio of the Opéra National du Rhin where he performed as Ser Toldo Berardengo in Francesca da Rimini by Zandonai and as Brühlmann in Werther by Massenet.

Other recent engagements include the part of Cinea in Hasse’s Cajo Fabricio with {oh!} Orkiestra under the direction of Martyna Pastuszka (Victoria Ruina in Gliwice and Theater an der Wien), Händel’s La resurrezione at the Aachen Theater under the direction of Werner Erhardt, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Lausanne and Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle in Münster.

Last season, Stefan has sung Tamino in a new production of Die Zauberflöte at the Landestheater Niederbayern as well as the tenor part in Bach’s St John Passion in a staged version at Theater Münster.

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