Sebastian Maclaine, tenor, completed his Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in 2008, where he featured in a number of productions including the title role in Britten’s Albert Herring, Valetto in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea, and Autumn in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen.
Sebastian has had a wide variety of musical experiences, including singing with the popular Australian touring and recording group, The Ten Tenors. With the group, Sebastian has performed extensively in 16 countries, most recently in 2022, and recorded several albums.
In 2017, Sebastian was the recipient of an Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music to study at the Royal Northern College of Music. He graduated from the RNCM in 2018 with a Master of Music (Intensive). Also in 2018, he featured at the Glyndebourne Festival, where he appeared in the chorus for Giulio Cesare, Pelléas et Mélisande and Vanessa, and understudied the High Priest in Barrie Kosky’s production of Handel’s Saul. He subsequently moved to Hildesheim, Germany, performing with for Theater für Niedersachsen as soloist and chorus member.
Sebastian returned to Brisbane in 2021, performing with Opera Queensland (OQ) in the schools touring productions of La Bohème and The Frog Prince (co-production with shake & stir theatre co.) and OQ’s Vocal Ensemble. In 2022 for OQ, he joined the Young Artist Program and performed the role of Gastone in La Traviata. He also appeared in the Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program double bill as Bastian in Der Häusliche Krieg by Schubert and as Adolph in Die Opernprobe by Lortzing.