Hailed by Opera News as “powerful in both voice and bearing” and particularly noted for his commanding stage presence and expressive vocalism, bass-baritone Seth Carico is distinguishing himself as an accomplished young American singer. Opera Today praised “the dynamic presence of Carico, whose ringing baritone gave much pleasure.” He effortlessly capitalizes on his dramatic training, bringing a unique sensitivity to operatic characters at disparate ends of the theatrical spectrum.

During the 2018-2019 season, Carico appeared as The Doctor in Wozzeck, Kolenatý in The Makropulos Affair, Leporello in Don Giovanni, and as Sancho Pansa in Don Quichotte, all with Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he was in the Ensemble from 2010-2019. He also created the role of Dr. John Polidori in the world premiere of Michael Wertmüller’s Diodati. Unendlich with Theater Basel and appeared as Leporello at the Aalto-Musiktheater Essen. The 2019-2020 season will see several important debuts, including Scarpia in Tosca with Staatsoper Hannover, the title role in Don Giovanni with Minnesota Opera, and Hate in Rued Langgaard’s Antikrist with Deutsche Oper Berlin.

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"Actually, the opera should not be called Tosca, but Scarpia. Scarpia becomes the main character in this production, not only due to the the direction, but also due to the singer-actor in the role. Seth Carico is such a fantastic singer-actor that you might momentarily...


"As Sancho Panza, Seth Carico gives a vital, powerful, benevolently present performance of the servant who, shaking his head, follows his master into his consuming madness, but remains faithful even beyond his master's death. Carico dominates his idiomatic performance...


"Minnesota Opera has put together an excellent ensemble . . . It’s clearly a difficult score to sing, which makes this production’s performances all the more impressive. Catherine Martin has a clear, powerful mezzo-soprano voice and offered a disarmingly natural charac...


"There were fantastic vocal performances in each main role, and dramatic chorus added heft to the villainy. . . Gunther is probably the best drawn character in Götterdämmerung, as he is the only one struggling with an internal conflict. He is in a powerful position, bu...


"Nilon captures the vulnerable, earnest, demonic nature of the protagonist but is nearly upstaged by house ensemble member Seth Carico, who slips between roles as the elderly fop, old gondolier, hotel manager, barber, leader of the players and Dionysus with a rich bari...

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