The German tenor Stefan Sbonnik has already performed a dozen roles including the title role in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Kalil in Christian Jost’s Die arabische Nacht, Remendado in Carmen and Bill in Dove’s Flight presented at the Prinzregententheater in Munich, and in Ingolstadt. He participated in the re-creation of Baroque opera Almira by in Kassel in 2013.

In concert, Stefan sings amongst other roles the tenor solos in Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 in B flat major Op. 52 “Lobgesang” (Bielefeld), Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio (Salzburg), Britten’s War Requiem (Exeter) and Handel’s Messiah (Kasseler Musiktage). In 2015, Stefan received a scholarship from the Círculo Richard Wagner and sang Die schöne Müllerin by Schubert for Deutschlandradio Kultur. He also sang the role of Christ in Mozart’s Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots conducted by Alessandro de Marchi in 2017, live-broadcast on Bayerischer Rundfunk Radio. The same year, he participated in the Mozart Academy at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence where he worked with Susanna Eken and Joseph Alford. Subsequently, he sang Danilo in Lehar’s Die lustige Witwe as part of the International Opera Academy in Bad Orb, before joining the Opera Studio of the Opéra National du Rhin where he sang Ser Toldo Berardengo in Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini and Brühlmann in Massenet’s Werther.


During the 2018/2019 season, he incarnated the rebel Xaïloum in Offenbach’s Barkouf and The Singer in Maria de Buenos Aires by Piazzolla in Strasbourg, a production recorded and broadcast by Arte. The recording has been followed by a European tour, which ends in April 2022.


During the following season, Stefan was invited once more by the Münchner Rundfunkorchester to sing Uldino in Verdi’s Attila. Broadcast live on Bayerischer Rundfunk Radio, this performance is also available on CD. Later, he sang the roles of Licomedes and Pheres in Schürmann’s Die getreue Alceste in Schwetzingen under the direction of Christina Pluhar.

His other recent engagements include the part of Cinea in Hasse’s Cajo Fabricio with {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna under the direction of Martyna Pastuszka (Victoria Theatre ruins in Gliwice and Theater an der Wien), Handel’s La Resurrezione at the Aachen Theater under the direction of Werner Erhardt, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Lausanne and Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle in Münster.


This season, Stefan will sing Tamino in a new production of Die Zauberflöte at the Landestheater Niederbayern as well as the tenor part in Bach’s Johannes-Passion to be staged at Theater Münster.

Events with this artist


Martyna Pastuszka - zdjęcie


Martyna Pastuszka



Raphaël Pichon

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Antonio Florio



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Vincent Dumestre.