In the 2002
-200 3 season, Sean Fallen made his New York City and European
debuts, with New York City Opera in Salome, and
in France with the Festival Lyrique in Rigoletto .
Following the regular season at NYCO, he sang with the City
Opera Showcase, performing the role of Narciso in the world
premiere of Harold Blumenfeld 's Borgia. His
nex t engagement in 2003 was with the Mostly Mozart Festival's
production of Il ré pastore. In December
2003, Mr. Fallen ma d e his Avery Fisher Hall debut with
the National C horale in their annual Messiah sing-in.
Also in 2003 , Mr. Fallen was a winner of the Friedrich S
chorr Memorial Performance Prize in Voice, earning a contract
for Haydn's Seasons with the Danbury Symphony
Orchestra in May, 2004 .
In the 2004-2005 season Mr.Fallen's
engagements included Almaviva in Barbiere di
Siviglia with New Jersey State Opera, Connecticut Lyric
Opera, as well as the Athena Grand Opera; he also made his
Carnegie Hall debut in the Bach Magnificat and returned
to Carnegie Hall in HandelMessiah with Mid America
Productions. Mr. Fallen also sang Messiah with the
National Chorale at Lincoln Center, with the Danbury, CT
Symphony Orchestra, as well as Bach Christmas Oratorio with
the Mystic River Chorale. Another debut was his Alice Tully
Hall debut at Lincoln Center as the Irish tenor soloist in
a Victor Herbert concert with Collegiate Chorale. Mr. Fallen
was also honored in 2004 to collaborate with Lauren Flanagan,
singing Comfort Ye and Every Valley to start off
her annual "Comfort Ye" concert in NYC, which
benefits the homeless.
Mr. Fallen has sung numerous roles, but a few of his favorites
include Fenton [ Nicolai], Nemorino, Don Ramiro , Ernesto
, Ferrando, and Conte Almaviva . An ideal role for him, he
has sung Count Almaviva with Minnesota Opera, (touring prod.),
New Jersey State Opera, Connecticut Lyric Opera, and The
Athena Grand Opera.
Highlights of Mr. Fallen's artistic training include
his performances as Pong in Turandot and Lippo in Street
Scene as a member of the Minnesota Opera ' s 2001
Resident Artist program. He also received the Adams Fellowship
to attend the Carmel Bach Festival in 1999, where he received
top-notch oratorio training and performance. Another highlight
was his mainstage debut as ein soldat in Wozzeck during
his second season as an apprentice with the Santa Fe Opera
in 2001 .
Upcoming engagements include a reprisal of Pong in Turandot with
Fresno Grand Opera, another Messiah with Mid America
Productions in June, and a Mass in B Minor with
the Berkshire Choral Festival in July.
Mr.Fallen is a native of Jefferson City, Missouri. He completed
a BA in Opera-Theater at Southwest Missouri State University
and then went on to Indiana University in Bloomington for
his MM in voice. Mr.Fallen currently studies with Mark Oswald
in New York City.