9/08/12- Review of "The American Maid" from DC Metro Theater Arts- "The energetic and endearing portrayal of Annabelle Vandeveer (Shelby Claire) is countered by Sean Pflueger’s portrayal of The Duke of Branford, who sings the role beautifully."
7/14/12- ***** Review of "Children in the Mist" from DC Metro Theater Arts- "The story is fast paced, the (Pflueger's) musical score is full of complicated and beautiful melodies, and the singing talent is most impressive." "The highlights of the very talented singing cast was Pflueger’s deep yet smooth butter-like bass-baritone and Alisa Kieffer’s (in the role of Amanda Dumfries) beautiful soprano voice as she hit each high night impeccably."
4/2/12- Sean Pflueger was awarded a 2012 Strauss Fellowship grant in the field of music composition and performance from the Arts Council of Fairfax County. This was for his work on a new opera called "Children in the Mist a horror Opera" based on the short story entitled "The Mist" by Stephen King. The show will have three performances at the Gala Theatre at Tivoli Square as a part of the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival.
Sean Pflueger, bass-baritone, is an active performer with many companies in the Washington area including The City Choir of Washington, Washington Savoyards, Bel Cantanti Opera, Loudoun Lyric Opera, Washington National Opera and The In Series. Sean Pflueger has been called a “versatile young bass” and has “surprising delicacy and elegance in the lower registers” In a performance of WAM2! Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, DC Theater Scene described Mr. Pflueger as a “resonant-voiced bass... in a commanding presence.” Mr. Pflueger has performed the roles of Sarastro in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, The Count in John Phillip Sousa’s Desiree, Bob in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, Il Commendatore in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Marquis in Verdi's La traviata, Lodovico in Verdi's Otello, Nerino in Handel's Guilio Cesare, Pooh-Bah and Pish-Tush in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, Lord Mountararat in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe, Mars in Offenbach’s Orpheus and the Underworld, Alcindoro/Benoit in Puccini’s La Boheme, Chevalier in Victor Herbert’s Madeleine, Rambaldo in Puccini’s La rondine, Crespel in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman, Betto and Master Spinelloccio/Amatio di Nicolao in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, St. Peter in Penhorwood’s Too Many Sopranos, and David in Pflueger's Children in the Mist. Mr. Pflueger performed in WAM! & WAM2! the 2010 and 2011 collaboration between the In Series and the Washington Ballet. Mr. Pflueger is a member of the Washington National Opera Chorus and has appeared in their productions for the past two seasons. Mr. Pflueger is engaged in concert and oratorio work, having performed the bass solos in Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Mass in the Time of War, Handel's Messiah, Bach’s Canata 59 and Christamas Oratorio Part III, and Faure's Requiem.
Mr. Pflueger is 2011 Baritone winner of the City Choir of Washington’s Young Artist Competition and sang the baritone solos in Haydn’s Mass in the Time of War in February 2011 and Faure's Requiem in October 2011 under the direction of Robert Shafer. He was a winner of The Arts Council of Fairfax County's 2012 Strauss Fellowship for music composition and performance for his opera Children in the Mist. He will perform in the Washington National Opera's production of Heggie's Moby Dick, Mozart's Magic Flute and Verdi's La Forza del Destino this 2013-2014 season.