12/03/12- Review of "A Family Reunion" from DC Metro Theater Arts- "Alma clings to her gay son, Ollie Jr., the superb bass, Sean Pflueger."
Sean Pflueger, bass-baritone, has sung with many companies in the DC area including Washington Savoyards, Bel Cantanti Opera, City Choir of Washington, The Bach Concert Series, Virginia Opera, Washington National Opera and The In Series. Press: “versatile young bass”, “surprising delicacy and elegance in the lower registers”, “resonant-voiced bass... in a commanding presence.” Opera Roles: The Magic Flute (Sarastro), La Boheme (Alcindoro/Benoit), La rondine (Rambaldo), Tales of Hoffman (Crespel), Otello (Ludovico), Gianni Schicchi (Betto and Master Spinelloccio/Amatio di Nicolao), Il tabarro (Talpa), The Old Maid and the Thief (Bob), Don Giovanni (Il Commendatore), La traviata (Marquis), Guilio Cesare (Nerino), Desiree (The Count), The American Maid (The Duke), Madeleine (Chevalier), The Mikado (Pooh-Bah and Pish-Tush), Iolanthe (Lord Mountararat), Trial by Jury (Foreman), Orpheus and the Underworld (Mars), Too Many Sopranos (St. Peter), and Children in the Mist (David Drayton). Concert & Oratorio: 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 performed in WAM! & WAM2! the 2010 and 2011 collaborations between the In Series and the Washington Ballet. Awards and Honors: 2011 baritone winner of the City Choir of Washington’s Young Artist Competition; sang the baritone solos in Haydn’s Mass in the Time of War and Faure's Requiem under the direction of Robert Shafer. 2012 Strauss Fellowship Award from The Arts Council of Fairfax County for music composition and performance. Composition: Mr. Pflueger is an emerging classical composer whose vocal arrangements and choral works have been performed on stages and in churches throughout the region. His original opera Children in the Mist, a horror opera premiered at the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival.
Mr. Pflueger is under contract for his fifth season with the Washington National Opera Chorus.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.
12/03/12- Review of "A Family Reunion" from DC Metro Theater Arts- "Alma clings to her gay son, Ollie Jr., the superb bass, Sean Pflueger."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.