Sean Pflueger- Bass-Baritone
07/11/2016 ***** 5 Star review for Do Not Disturb
"This bubbly concoction is like an ice cream soda. It's sweet and funny and beautifully performed, all of which helps to explain why it's nearly sold out."
"This is a light opera in which all the actors are so light on their feet they almost levitate."
"Sean Pflueger, who is also the composer and co-author of Do Not Disturb,plays Rosenblum with hapless innocence and body language as expressive as his voice."
"(Sean Pflueger) fully inhabits the figure of Rosenblum, the slightly uptight and overzealous attorney, and proves quite endearing, playing both the comic aspects of his character and the tender moments with equal skill."
"Pflueger has written a wonderful romantic aria that turns him at a pivotal moment of decision in a new direction for Ethan Rosenblum"
"The work shows Pflueger has developed a tighter control of material. Musically, the score with its peppery wordplay, full of legalese and social media lingo, has the feel of a modern Gilbert & Sullivan."
Sean Pflueger, bass-baritone, is an accomplished singer having performed as a soloist and chorister with many companies in the DC area: Washington Savoyards, Bel Cantanti Opera, Pallas Theatre Collective, City Choir of Washington, The Bach Concert Series, The Opera Guild of Northern Virginia, The Aria Club of Washington, Loudoun Lyric Opera,Virginia Opera, Washington National Opera, Washington Concert Opera, and The In Series.
Composition: Mr. Pflueger is composer whose vocal arrangements and choral works have been performed on stages and in churches throughout the DC region. He has a selection of sacred and secular choral works including a series of compositions with lyrics by the poet William Cullen Bryant. His original opera Children in the Mist, a horror opera premiered at the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival. He composed Do Not Disturb, his second opera, with Laura Wehrmeyer Fuentes which received great reviews during its run at the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival.
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), Tosca (Sacristan), The Old Maid and the Thief (Bob), Cosi Fan Tutte (Gugliemo), Don Giovanni (Il Commendatore and Masetto), La traviata (Marquis), Madeleine (Chevalier), Guilio Cesare (Nerino), A Family Reunion (Ollie Jr.), Too Many Sopranos (St. Peter), Do Not Disturb (Ethan Rosenbloom), and Children in the Mist (David Drayton).
Operetta/Musical Theater Roles: Desiree (The Count), The American Maid (The Duke), The Mikado (Pooh-Bah and Pish-Tush), Iolanthe (Lord Mountararat), Trial by Jury (Foreman), Orpheus and the Underworld (Mars), Romance from Broadway to Lincoln Center (Richard), Readings: Emma REDUX (Mr. Weston/Robert Martin), Oneida (Edward Inslee)
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! Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & WAM2! Don Giovanni and Cosi (Reduced) 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.
Mr. Pflueger is under contract for his seventh season with the Washington National Opera Chorus. He will perform in the Washington National Opera's production of Bizet's Carmen and Wagner's Gotterdamerung this 2015-2016 season.
12/03/13- 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.