The Mallorcan bass-baritone Sebastià Serra, who is finishing his Master’s Degree in Singing at the Conservatori del Liceu in Barcelona, began his musical studies at the age of twenty-one with Eulàlia Salbanyà and his stage studies with Trampa Teatre and Teatre Sans. In his beginnings he sang in the Youth Choir Sant Josep Obrer, in the choral group Acadèmia 1830 and in the Choir of the Teatre Principal de Palma.
He began his studies at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música y Danza de Mallorca with the teachers Joana Llabrés and Maria Victòria Cortés and at the Conservatorio Superior de las Islas Baleares with the teachers Josep Miquel Ribot and Felipe Aguirre. He has also trained with international singers and teachers such as Carlos Chausson, Giulio Zappa, Marta Pujol, Anna Creixells, Borja Mariño, Antonio Lemmo, Francesca Roig, Mirna Lacambra, Viviana Salisi, Andrea Álvarez, Daniel Gil and Michelle Wegwart.
Her experience on stage as a soloist began in September 2018, singing the minor roles of Sciarrone, Carcelero and Roberti in a production of Tosca organized by Euroclassics. In March 2020, he participated in the opera and wine pairing recitals organized by the same entity. With Euroclassics, I am also part of the cast of soloists in Mozart’s Requiem .
In May 2021, he made his debut at Palma’s Teatre Principal as soloist in the role of Vecchi Zingaro in Verdi’s Il trovatore and, in June 2022, he repeated as Wilhelm and Capitaine des Sbires in Les contes d’Hoffmann, under the baton of Yi-Chen Lin. His last performance in the Balearic theater was in February 2022, as Tom in Un ballo in maschera.
Also, in July 2022 he sang as bass the role of Luka in William Walton’s The Bear at the Festival Teatro dell’opera Giocosa Savona and at the Lerici Music Festival. Finally, in October 2022, he was chosen to participate in Mirna Lacambra’s Escola d’Òpera de Sabadell, assuming the role of Leporello in Don Giovanni.
Serra has also won several prizes such as the Second Prize in the XXV Edition of the Valerio Gentile, the Renato Bruson Prize, the Paolo Grassi Foundation Prize, and the Ritratti Music Festival Prize. He will soon perform the role of Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte in the opera master of the Conservatori del Liceu.