Sebastián Ferrada was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He began to study singing in Chili, while completing his studies in Economy at the Universidad Católica. In 2008 he settled in Milan, where he studied with Vincenzo Manno at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica and the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala.
In 2010, he began his solo career with the title role in Puccini’s Edgar, at the Auditorium of Valladolid (Spain). He also sang the roles of Manrico (Il trovatore) and Radames (Aida). In that same year, he sang Don José (Carmen) and Verdi’s Requiem in London.
In 2011, he sang the role of B.F. Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Teatro Argentino de La Plata (Argentina), and makes his dèbut as Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca and Alfredo Germont and Cassio in Verdi’s La Traviata and Otello. He wins the 9th International Competition “Aida” of the Fondazione Arena di Verona and sings with this company Radames at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona.
In 2013 he made his debut in important opera houses of Italy and Europe. He took the part of B.F. Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly, Puccini) at the Catania’s Massimo Bellini Theatre, Manrico (Il Trovatore, Verdi) at the Croatian National Opera in Zagreb and once again at the Festival Lirico di Massa Marittima (Italy). During this year he also debuted the role of Torbeno in the Sardinian nationalist opera I Shardana by Ennio Porrino at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari and made a cycle of concerts dedicated to Verdi’s operas singing alongside Dimitra Theodossiu at the Opéra Théâtre de Saint-Etienne (France). In other productions he sang as Alfredo (La Traviata, Verdi), Il Duca di Mantova (Rigoletto, Verdi), Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca, Puccini) and made his debut in the roles of Macduff (Macbeth, Verdi) and Stiffelio (Stiffelio, Verdi).
In 2014 he debutes the role of Nemorino (Elisir d’Amore, Donizetti) in a production of the historic Teatro Verdi di Busseto. He also made his debut as Rinuccio in G. Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Other venues of this year will see him once again as Nemorino (Elisir d’Amore, Donizetti), Il Duca di Mantova (Rigoletto, Verdi), Alfredo (La Traviata, Verdi) and his debut as Hoffmann in Offenbach’s opera Les contes d’Hoffmann for Como’s Teatro Sociale.
Starts 2015 with his debut as Pylades in C.W. Gluck’s Iphigènie en Tauride at Moscow’s Novaya Opera. In other productions he took the roles of Erneville in Pietro Generai’s Adelina and the title role in Eliodoro Ortiz de Zarate’s Lautaro for the first production of the opera after its première in 1902. In July he makes his debut in China with the Shanghay Symphony Orchestra, conduced by Long Yu for the closure of MISA Festival. In September he returns to Zagreb for a production of Verdi’s La Traviata (Alfredo Germont) at the Croatian National Theatre directed by Janusz Kica with Niksa Bareza as conductor.
In 2016 he will dèbut the roles of Polione in Bellini’s Norma and Arrigo in Verdi’s La battaglia di Legnano for the reopening of Legnano’s City Theater. He will after dèbut in Macedonia’s National Opera and Ballet in Skopje as Hoffmann. In other productions he will take the role of Il Duca di Mantova (Rigoletto, Verdi), Radames (Aida, Verdi), Nemorino (L’Elisir d’amore, Donizetti) e Riccardo III (Un ballo in maschera, Verdi). In 2016 he will sing in Italy, Swizerland, Ucrain, Spain, Macedonia, Greece, Germany and Chile.