Hailed as “…a showstopper” (Saint Petersburg Times), bass-baritone Seán Kroll’s 2015- 2016 highlights include the King in Opera Fayetteville‘s The Little Prince, Figaro with Dell’Arte Opera and Oroe in Semiramide with Empire Opera. 2014 marked his return tour to the People’s Republic of China as soloist with the South Shore Orchestra, the roles of Achilla in Handel’s Cesare in Egitto, Ariodate in Handel’s Serse, King Rene in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, and Le Bailli in Massenet’s Werther. New York debuts of 2013 included Marcello in La Bohème with Ars Musica and twenty-two shows off-Broadway starring in Roboff & Newman’s Carmen’s Place: A Fantasy at the Castillo Theater on 42nd Street.
Kroll has sung across the United States, in Europe and Asia. Highlights include: the title role of Don Giovanni, Escamillo and Zuniga (Carmen), Colline and Marcello (La Bohème), Papageno (Magic Flute), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan Tutte), Dulcamara (L’Elisir d’Amore), Ewald (Lehár’s Springtime), Melchior (Amahl and the Night Visitors), Sam (Trouble in Tahiti) and in the realm of music theater, Cinderella’s Prince, the Mysterious Man, the Narrator and the Wolf (Sondheim’s Into the Woods).
Concert credits include opening the Galena Summer Music Festival and a gala for the Jeffrey Arnold Foundation, the Second Saturday Recital Series at the treasured landmark Quigley Chapel in Chicago with opera arias by Handel and Mozart, Schubert and Strauss lieder, Fauré chanson and classic Broadway hits; as soloist for Chicago Opera Theater (Poulenc’s Le Bestiaire), Music by the Lake Singers (Bach’s Magnificat), Opera Santa Barbara, Music Institute of Chicago (Mozart’s Requiem), Sonic Inertia (Berkhout’s Uphill).
An alumnus of the Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Santa Barbara and Saint Petersburg Opera artist development programs, Kroll graduated with a degree in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University and trained at the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari, Italy and continues studies with Bill Schuman in New York City.