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Nicholas Moloney

Nicholas Moloney

Senior Artist Manager
Matt Palmer

Matt Palmer

Assistant Artist Manager


European Management with Askonas Holt
General Management with Étude Arts

About Sean Michael

Hailed for his “full, exciting lyric baritone” (Opera News) and “elegant lyricism and responsive musicality” (New York Times), in the 24/25 season, Sean looks forward to returning for multiple engagements with the Bayersiche Staastoper including Dandini La Cenerentola, Marcello in La boheme and Frank/Fitz in Die Tote Stadt. He will also return to the Metropolitan Opera to perform the role of Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Schaunard in La boheme. In concert, Sean will perform Schönberg’s Die Jakobsleiter in a performance at the Elbphilharmonie conducted by Ingo Metzmacher.

Last season included Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Bayersiche Staastoper and Seattle Opera, Schaunard La bohème the Metropolitan Opera, Harlekin Ariadne auf Naxos at the Hong Kong Arts Festival and Younger Galileo/Salviati in Galileo Galilei at the Opera Theatre St. Louis. Sean also performed Carmina Burana with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and appeared in the Richard Tucker Gala at Carnegie Hall.

Career highlights include a host of international appearances including Albert Werther at the Houston Grand Opera, Harlekin Ariadne auf Naxos at the Metropolitan Opera, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris and frequent appearances at the Bayerische Staatsoper in roles such as Guglielmo Così fan tutte, Papageno Die Zauberflöte, Dandini La cenerentola, Schaunard La bohème, and Prosdocimo Il turco in Italia. Sean has appeared with several top orchestras such as the LA Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Winner of a 2022 Career Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, Sean Michael Plumb was honoured by President Obama as a United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts at a ceremony at The White House and he has garnered a multitude of awards. He was graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied under renowned instructors Mikael Eliasen and William Stone.

Sean Michael is based in Munich, Germany

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European Management with Askonas Holt
General Management with Étude Arts

Season Highlights

Nov 2024
Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
Die Jakobslaiter (Concert)
Dec 2024
Metropolitan Opera, New York
Die Zauberflöte (Papageno)
Jan 2025
The Metropolitan Opera, New York
La bohème (Schaunard)

Selected Repertoire

AdamsNixon in China (Chou-En Lai)
BerliozBéatrice et Bénédict (Claudio)
BernsteinCandide (Maximilian)   •   West Side Story (Riff)
BizetLes Pêcheurs de perles (Zurga)
BrittenAlbert Herring (Sid)   •   Billy Budd (Billy Budd)   •   A Midsummer Night's Dream (Demetrius)   •   Owen Wingrave (Owen Wingrave)   •   Peter Grimes (Ned Keene)
DebussyPelléas et Mélisande (Pelléas)
DonizettiDon Pasquale (Malatesta)   •   L’elisir d’amore (Belcore)
GluckIphigénie en Tauride (Oreste)
GounodFaust (Valentin)   •   Roméo et Juliette (Mercutio)
HeggieThe End of the Affair (Maurice Bendrix)   •   It’s a Wonderful Life (Harry Bailey)
KorngoldDie tote Stadt (Frank-Fritz)
MassenetManon (Lescaut)   •   Thaı̈s (Athanaël)   •   Werther (Albert)
MazzoliBreaking the Waves (Jan)
MozartCosı̀ fan tutte (Guglielmo)   •   Le nozze di Figaro (Conte Almaviva)   •   Die Zauberflöte (Papageno)
MussorgskyBoris Godunov (Andrey Shchelkalov)
PickerAn American Tragedy (Clyde Griffiths)
PoulencLes mamelles de Tirésias (Theatre Director)
PucciniLa bohème (Marcello / Schaunard)   •   Manon Lescaut (Lescaut)
PurcellDido and Aeneas (Aeneas)
RavelL’heure espagnole (Ramiro)
RossiniIl barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)   •   La cenerentola (Dandini)   •   Le comte Ory (Raimbaud)   •    L’italiana in Algeri (Taddeo)   •    Il turco in Italia (Prosdocimo)
SpearsFellow Travelers (Hawkins Fuller)
Strauss, J.Die Fledermaus (Frank)
Strauss, R.Ariadne auf Naxos (Harlekin)   •   Capriccio (Olivier)
SzymanowskiKing Roger (King Roger)
TchaikovskyEugene Onegin (Onegin)   •   The Queen of Spades (Yeletsky), Iolanta (Robert)
TesoriGrounded (Sensor)
UllmannDer Kaiser von Atlantis (Emperor Überall)
VerdiDon Carlos (Rodrigue)
WagnerTristan und Isolde (Melot)



  • Seattle Opera - The Barber of Seville (Figaro)

    Seattle Opera
    May 2024
    • From his charismatic entrance, accompanied by the famous cavatina "Largo al factotum", and recalling the aura of a real rock star like Elvis Presley, the Figaro played by Plumb immediately conquered the audience with his energy and audacity, sparking thunderous applause among the spectators. Plumb demonstrated good mastery of rapid syllables, with full, timbred centers and high notes and good homogeneity across the entire vocal range.