Sebastian Catana has quickly established himself as one of the most sought after baritones of his generation. Upcoming engagements include his debut at L’Opera de Paris as Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca, Francesco in Verdi’s I Due Foscari for Toulouse, Nabucco for the Opera Company of Philadelphia, his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Scarpia, followed by Tonio in a new production of Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci.
During the 2012 – 2013 season he sings title role in Verdi’s Nabucco for the Avenches Frestival, the Auckland Symphony, and Oper Stuttgart. He is heard as Scarpia for the Fondazione Teatro Grande di Brescia in Italy, Miller in Verdi’s Luisa Miller for Malmö Opera, and Don Carlo in Verdi’s Ernani for the Dortmund Musikfestival.
In 2011 - 2012 he made his role debut as Scarpia in a new production of Tosca at Oper Leipzig, debuted with Deutsche Oper Berlin as Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata, Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff for Opéra de Lausanne, debuted with Opera de Valencia as Conte di Luna in Verdi’s Il Trovatore with Zubin Mehta. During the 2010 – 2011 season he was heard as Miller in Luisa Miller for Opéra de Lyon, Francesco in I Due Foscari for the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi, Nabucco for Palm Beach Opera, Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore for the Macau International Music Festival, and Ezio in Verdi’s Attila for Teatro Regio di Parma.
In the 2009-2010 season Mr. Catana’s performances included his debut at the Teatro Regio di Torino as Miller in Luisa Miller, the title role in Verdi’s Macbeth with the Bayerische Rundfunk Orchester, and his Frankfurt Opera debut as Nabucco.
Mr. Catana made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Schaunard in 2003 under the baton of Daniel Oren. From 2003 – 2008 he was heard in the house in supporting roles in Carmen, Madama Butterfl, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Ka’tá Kabonová, Rigoletto, Don Carlo, La Forza del Destino and I Vespri Siciliani. He made his debut as Valentin in Faust at the Met in the Parks in 2007.
Mr. Catana made his operatic debut in April 2001 as Thoré in Meyebeer's Les Huguenots at Carnegie Hall with the Opera Orchestra of New York. Other engagements with OONY have included Rolando in Verdi's La Battaglia di Leganano in a special concert performance in Toluca, Mexico. His Italian debut was at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna as Paolo in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra. He made his professional recording debut as Iago in Verdi's Otello with Freidrich Haider and the Oviedo Philarmonic on the PHILARTIS label.