Sean Christensen, appearing in no fewer than three roles, is an excellent example. As the student Edmondo in Act 1, he sang with a lovely lyric sound and moved well, as the Dancing Master in Act 2 he was appropriately haughty and bemused, and in his brief appearance as a Lamplighter in Act 3, he showed us that every character, no matter how small his role, can be impressive."
"Of the large supporting case [in Manon Lescaut], Studio Artist Sean Christensen was solid in several roles, often required to include humorous attitudes in his characterizations and strong vocalism."
"Blanche’s brother, the Chevalier, can’t let go of his little sister and never sees her as anything but a fragile, frightened “Little Bunny Rabbit,” never to grow into adulthood. Played by studio artist Sean Christensen, his ringing tenor led the music but never got in the way of his characterization."
"With aristocratic stiffness mixed with impassioned impetuousness as Des Grieux, tenor Sean Christensen gushes with charismatic vocal warmth. As a young artist who you can see stepping out successfully onto a larger stage, [...] Christensen's Des Grieux was sensitive, confident and mature."
"As the foolish Des Grieux, Sean Christensen handed in a stellar performance. The tessitura is high but he rose to the challenge, singing with pure tone, lovely phrasing, and impeccable French diction."
"First among those on the road to stardom is tenor Sean Christensen, cast in the challenging role of the Chevalier Des Grieux. His stage presence and supple tenor lent an air of resignation to this hapless hero."
"As the Chevalier des Grieux, Sean Christensen was the evening’s anchor, sturdy and polished. His vocal technique served him well, delivering a solid, easy tenor throughout the long evening."
"The four leads came across rather well with the standout being tenor Sean Christensen who sang with a full-throated tenor, much enlarged since we last heard him sing."
"As Don Ottavio, Sean Christensen’s tenor was fluid and focused. The nearly full house rewarded the efforts of this “Don Giovanni” with a sustained and standing ovation."
"Tenor Sean Christensen’s spirited reading turned the Sailor’s brief chanty into a true high point, embodying the spry high spirits that pervaded this Dido."