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Sean Panikkar


Sean Panikkar achieved a break-out success in his 2018 Salzburg Festival debut in a new production of Henze’s The Bassarids and was no less critically acclaimed in his Los Angeles Opera debut as Gandhi Satyagraha.

Currently for ENO: José Carmen

Career Highlights

Recent highlights include: numerous performances with the Metropolitan Opera; La bohème (RAH); Menotti’s The Last Savage (Santa Fe Opera); the world premiere of Giorgio Battistelli’s CO2 for a debut at Teatro alla Scala; and Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny and Mozart’s Zaïde (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence). An alumnus of San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellowship, he holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan. This is his ENO debut.

Engagements this season include: a return to the Salzburg Festival in a new production of Nono’s Intolleranza 1960; debuts at the Komische Oper Berlin in a new production of The Bassarids, at Staatsoper Hamburg in Saint François d’Assise and at Dutch National Opera in Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny.

Last updated: 21st February 2020

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