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Sebastian Brouwer (Tenor)

Born: The Netherlands

The Dutch tenor, Sebastian [Sebastiaan] Brouwer, studied at the Conservatoriies of Enschede and Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

The career of Sebastian Brouwer has taken him not only to the bigger European stages, but also to tournées and concert series in the USA (2004) and Australia (2002). He has sung in the most important Dutch music festivals and series, with orchestras as the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and under the direction of conductors as, i.e. Edo de Waart, Jaap van Zweden, Jan Willem de Vriend, Roy Goodman en Ton Koopman.

Sebastian Brouwer has a widely oriented repertoire, which goes from oratorio to opera and chamber music, and from the beginning of written vocal music to contemporary pieces - of which some have been written specially with his voice in mind and which he has himself premiered.

Sebastian Brouwer is a much requested interpreter of J.S. Bach’s music, and his performances of this composer’s Passions (Evangelist and arias) and Oratorios have been widely praised. Other works from the oratorio repertoire include such diverse pieces as, i.e. Verdi’s Requiem, Felix Mendelssohn's Elias, George Frideric Handel’s The Messiah, Camille Saint-SaënsOratorio de Noël, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Ramirez’ Misa Criolla, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Haydn’s Jahreszeiten and Schöpfung.

His wide experience in the field of opera shows itself in the big amount of protagonist tenor roles which he has already successfully performed: i.e. Il barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini, Alceste by G.F. Handel, Pygmalion and Les Indes Galantes by Rameau, Orphee et Euridice (Paris version) and Iphigénie en Tauride by Gluck, La Sonnambula and I Puritani by Bellini, Boccacio by Von Suppe, Gasparone by Millocker, La Traviata and Oberto by Verdi, Don Pasquale by Donizetti, Der Fledermaus by Strauss, Carmen by Georges Bizet, and Call me Ishmael by Goldschneider (première).

During the 2010-2011 season, Sebastian Brouwer has been invited to sing several concerts in South America, including a performance of J.S. Bach's Matthew Passion (BWV 244) at the famous Colon Opera House in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Source: Sebastian Brouwer Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2014)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Ton Koopman


Member of Amsterdam Baroque Choir:
Cantatas Vol. 16: CD-1:
BWV 27, BWV 16; CD-2: BWV 79; CD-3: BWV 43, BWV 39
Cantatas Vol. 18: CD-1:
BWV 47, BWV 157, BWV 45; CD-2: BWV 52, BWV 151, BWV 98; CD-3: BWV 137
Cantatas Vol. 20: CD-1:
BWV 120a; CD-2: BWV 14; CD-3: BWV 120, BWV 112
Cantatas Vol. 21: CD-1:
BWV 100, BWV 195; CD-2: BWV 140, BWV 34, BWV 143; CD-3: BWV 197

Links to other Sites

Sebastian Brouwer - Tenor (Official Website) [Eng/Dut/Ger/Spa]


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