Jaan Willem Sibul

  • Since 1992 an opera soloist at the Vanemuine Theatre


Graduated from Tallinn Conservatory in 1988 under Teo Maiste.

Stage career
Jaan Willem Sibul has been a soloist at the Vanemuine since 1992 and taken part in many drama performances, as well as in the ballet performance A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
His roles at the Vanemuine have included:
Prince Yamadori in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (2019), Prince Ypsheim-Gindelbach in Strauss’s Viennese Blood (2018), Daddy in Aints’s Googlemoogledotcom (2017), Soldier in Lill’s Into the Fire (2017), An Evening with Kálmán (2015), Lillas Pastia in Bizet’s Carmen (2015), Rotny in Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (2013), Ärni in Tauno Aints’ opera Old Barny (Rehepapp) (2013), Moritadimüüja in Eduard Tubin’s opera The Parson of Reigi (Reigi õpetaja) (2014), participant in the opera lessons Help! Opera!? (Appi! Ooper!?) 1st lesson (2009) and Help! Opera!? (Appi! Ooper!?) 2nd lesson (2011), Max Detweiler in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music (2010), Bear Eduard, Moon Rabbit Muhh in Põldma, Ernits & Pajusaar’s Cosmonaut Lotte (Kosmonaut Lotte) (2012), Santa Clause in Põldma & Pajusaar’s Lotte’s Christmas Party (Lotte jõulupidu) (2012), Tölpa in Olav Ehala’s Bumpy (Nukitsamees) (2010), Sciarrone in Puccini’s Tosca (2007), Enrico in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Belcore in Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, Falstaff in Verdi’s Falstaff, Gianni Scicchi in Puccini’s Gianni Scicchi, Schaunard in Puccini’s La Bohème, Valentin in Gounod’s Faust, Elviro in Händel’s Xerxes, Ben in Menotti’s The Telephone, Silvio in Leoncavallo’s Paggliaci, Ramiro in Ravel’s The Spanish Hour, Henrik in Nielsen’s Masquerade, Father in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Bachulus in Lortzing’s The Poacher, Dr Dolittle in Lusens’ Dr Doolittle and the Birds Opera, Knight of the Mirrors in Leigh’s Man of La Mancha, Motel and Butcher Lazar Wolf in Bock’s Fiddler on the Roof, Florimond Herve in Kálmán’s The Violets from Montmartre, Louis Philipp in Kálmán’s Bayadere, Danilo in Lehár’s The Merry Widow, Count Hegedüs in Abraham’s Victoria and her Hussar, Pappacoda in Strauss’ A Night in Venice, Dr Falke in Strauss’ The Bat, Uncle Joco, Herbie in Styne’s Gypsy, Saturnin in Anton’s Saturnin’s Game, Bartolo in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Prince Moritz Dragomir in Kálmán’s Countess Mariza, Asparagus and Growltiger and Bustopher Jones in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, Father Christmas in C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Imperial Commissioner and Yamadori in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly (2004), Lappish Witch in Ehala’s Snow Queen (2006), Hermann in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann (2007), Count Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto (2007), Bear in Ehala’s Detective Lotte (Detektiiv Lotte) (2008), Mafia Boss Spats in Styne’s Sugar or Some Like it Hot (2008), Cook in Massenet’s Manon (2009), Marcos in Kander & Ebb’s Kiss of the Spider Woman (2009), Antonio in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (2010), Hans (John Styx) in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld (2010), Vicomte Cascada in Lehár’s The Merry Widow (2011), Northbrook in Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins (2011), Max in Kander, Ebb & Masteroff’s Cabaret (2012)

Productions in Vanemuine
Rimski-Korsakoff’s Mozart and Salieri, Mozart’s The Impresario (2016)
Urmas Sisask Sööbik ja Pisik (Carius and Bactus 2015)

Annual Award of Estonian Actors Society 2007