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Opera Singer

Sean Pflueger- Bass

Sean Pflueger, bass-baritone, has sung with many companies in the Washington area.  

Broadway World said "Sean Pflueger also played the role... with an entrancing and totally absorbing Bass-baritone  voice."

DC Theater Scene said of a recent performance, "Pflueger… plays Rosenblum with hapless innocence and body language as expressive as his voice.” 


Selected Roles:  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, Masetto/Il Commendatore in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Marquis in Verdi's La traviata, 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, Foreman in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury, 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, Betto and Master Spinelloccio/Amatio di Nicolao in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, St. Peter in Penhorwood’s Too Many Sopranos, David Drayton in Pflueger's Children in the Mist,  Thom in Pflueger's Brunch with the Boys, and Ethan Rosenbloom in Pflueger's Do Not Disturb.  


Concert/Oratorio: Bass solos in Handel's Messiah, Bach’s Canata 59, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Mass in the Time of War and Faure's Requiem among others. Mr. Pflueger was 2011 Baritone winner of the City Choir of Washington’s Young Artist Competition. He has also sung in "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" Program with The One and Only Santa Claus.


Mr. Pflueger regularly performs with the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, Maryland Lyric Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and Washington Concert Opera as a member of the chorus.



Capital Fringe Festival * Best Ensemble, Winner * 2023, Brunch with the Boys

Really Spicy Opera* Donald Look Memorial Fellowship* 2023

College Light Opera Company * New Work Initiative, Winner 2018 * One Act Opera  

Arts Council of Fairfax County * Strauss Fellow Grant, Winner 2012 * music composition and performance  

City Choir of Washington * Young Artist Competition Winner 2011 * Conductor Robert Shafer



Grounded (Fighter Pilot #3, Mall Soloist) World Premiere, Jeanine Tesori

For Whom the Bell Tolls (Pablo), Concert, Brian Wilbur Grundstrom

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)

Brunch with the Boys (Thom)

Do Not Disturb (Ethan Rosenbloom)

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)

Emma REDUX (Mr. Weston/Robert Martin) * Reading

Oneida (Edward Inslee) * Reading

Where you go, I will go (Ensemble) * Workshop

Concert Work

Fauré Requiem * Bass Soloist * The City Choir of Washington

Mozart Requiem * Bass Soloist *The Harford Choral Society

WAM 2! Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart *Leporello/Guglielmo * The In Series/The Washington Ballet Studio Co

Missa in Tempore Belli, Haydn * Bass Soloist * The City Choir of Washington

Mozart on U St * Bass Soloist * The In Series

Third Cantata from the Christmas Oratorio * Bass Soloist * The Bach Concert Series (Baltimore, MD)

WAM! Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart * Osmin/Papageno/Figaro * The In Series/The Washington Ballet

Messiah * Bass Soloist * Greater Washington Stake

Law & Order: SOU (Special Opera Unit) * Soloist * Washington Savoyards

Victorian Lyric Opera Summer Concert * Soloist * Victorian Lyric Opera

Some Enchanted Evening * Soloist * Bel Cantanti Opera

Rockville Arts Sampler * Soloist * Victorian Lyric Opera

Master Pieces of Bel Canto * Soloist * Bel Cantanti Opera

Viva La France Concert * Chorus * Bel Cantanti Opera

Belle Nuit: an Evening of Song * Soloist * Two Blue Sopranos

A Mozart Celebration * Featured * James Madison University Theater

Night at the Opera * Soloist * Virginia Concert & Opera Theatre

Opera Chorus


Washington National Opera 2009- , Wolf Trap Opera 2018- , Washington Concert Opera 2015- , Maryland Lyric Opera 2018-2023, Virginia Opera (2008)

Aida, Un ballo un mascera, Carmen, Cavalleria Rusticana, Cenerentola, Champion, Don Carlo, Don Giovanni, Don Pasquale, Eugene Onegin, The Force of Destiny, Grounded, La fille du régiment, Hamlet, Guntram, Götterdämmerung, Leonora, Lucia di Lammermoor, The Magic Flute, Maometto II, Maria di Rohan, Moby Dick, Norma, Orphee, Rigoletto, Samson et Dalila, Silent Night, La straniera, Il tabarro, La Traviata, Turandot, Il trovatore, Semiramide

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