Valer Sabadus

Valer Sabadus is one of the most sought-after countertenors in the world. For over a decade he has been a regular guest on the stages of leading opera houses and concert halls as well as at internationally renowned festivals. In addition to the great opera roles in his field, he delights audiences and the specialist press with originally conceived song and aria recitals or as a soloist in cantatas and oratorios. His highly acclaimed concept albums, which include several world premiere recordings, have also attracted sustained attention.

Sabadus regularly collaborates with outstanding ensembles and orchestras of the international early music scene, including the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Kammerorchester Basel, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Concerto Köln, the Hofkapelle München, the Lautten Compagney, Musica Alta Ripa, Nuovo Aspetto, the Accademia Bizantina, L’Arpeggiata and Il Pomo d’Oro.

In 2020 he was awarded the prestigious Handel Prize of the City of Halle, and in 2022 he received the Bavarian Culture Prize in the Arts (Music) category.

Valer Sabadus gained international fame for his outstanding interpretation as Semira in Leonardo Vinci’s Artaserse at the opera houses of Nancy, Lausanne and Cologne, the Theater an der Wien, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Opéra Royal de Versailles and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Numerous other opera projects at renowned houses and festivals followed, such as in Aix-en-Provence, at the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe and the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, as well as at the Theater an der Wien, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Staatsoper Berlin, the Semperoper Dresden, the Paris Opéra and the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam.

He has worked with artistic personalities such as Ivor Bolton, Leonardo Garcia Alarcón, Andrea Marcon, Ottavio Dantone, Alessandro de Marchi, Christophe Rousset, Riccardo Minasi, Christina Pluhar and Michael Hofstetter. Concert tours have taken him all over Europe, to Japan, Russia and Australia.

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