Sebastian Valentine's Profile
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Hayes Walker Management Ltd
Sebastian Valentine, Baritone, was educated at King Edward’s School, Bath and graduated from The Royal College of Music, where he studied singing with Ashley Stafford.
He has received teaching and coaching from many distinguished international artists, including Graziella Schiutti, Margaret Cable, David Ward, Roger Vignoles, David Owen-Norris, Ryland Davies and Mollie Petrie, and has performed in master classes with Sarah Walker, Roger Vignoles, Steven Varcoe, Michael Chance and Sir David Wilcocks.
Sebastian was described as “a wonderfully pompous Poo-Bah” in a Charles’ Court Opera production of Sullivan’s, The Mikado.
Other roles he has performed include Schaunard, La Bohème with Sevenoaks Opera, Guccio, Gianni Schicchi, for the Benjamin Britten International Opera School, Cox, Cox and Box, Louis,The Wandering Scholar (Holst), Leporello and Don Alfonso Cosi fan Tutte, for Minatour Opera, Dick Deadeye, HMS Pinafore and Dr Bartolo, Barber of Seville for Charles Court Opera, Papageno, for Priory Opera, the covers of Mr Page and Falstaff, Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai), for Opera South, Speaker, Second Priest and Second Armed Man, Magic Flute for Opera Project, Dick Deadeye, HMS Pinafore in Wales, Bouncer, Cox and Box and Grinder, The Zoo (Sullivan) for the Sullivan Society. He has also appeared in Sullivan’s Yeomen of the Guard, Mozart’s Magic Flute and Britten’s A Midsummer Nights Dream with British Youth Opera and Britten’s Noye’s Fludde with King Edward’s School and toured the UK and the USA with Carl Rosa Opera covering the role of The Pirate King.
Sebastian sings regularly as a soloist with choral societies across the UK and has performed the Fauré and Brahms’ Requiems, Bach Magnificat, Bminor Mass and St.John Passion, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, Handel’s Messiah, Puccini’s Missa di Gloria and Mozart’s Coronation Mass.
Last year he performed in Un Giorno di Regno for Opera della Luna/Stanley Hall/Iford Arts and sang the role of Renato, Ballo in Maschera in Education Workshops for Opera 2005, Cork
Forthcoming engagements include the role of Dr Grenvil, La Traviata for Riverside Opera and the roles of Fiorello/Captain/Notary, The Barber of Seville for Iford Opera.