Valer Sabadus

Valer Sabadus

With his crystal-clear, androgynous voice, Valer Sabadus sings in the ranks of the world's best countertenors. For over a decade he has been a regular guest on the stages of the world's 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. With his highly acclaimed concept albums, which include several world premiere recordings, he also attracts lasting attention. "What countertenor Valer Sabadus achieves in naturalness and coloratura up to dizzying heights is simply overwhelming," is the Spiegel's summary, and the Süddeutsche Zeitung describes his timbre as "tremendously dramatic, crystal clear, extremely controlled and lyrically delicate." 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. But the exceptional artist also knows how to shine in cross-genre, interdisciplinary and intercultural projects - for example alongside rapper Samy Deluxe, world musician, composer and singer Dima Orsho, the Turkish Pera Ensemble or together with the classical band Spark. In 2020, Valer Sabadus was awarded the prestigious Handel Prize of the city of Halle.

Valer Sabadus first received international acclaim for his outstanding interpretation as Semira in Leonardo Vinci's opera "Artaserse" (R: Silviu Purcarete, ML: Diego Fasolis) at the opera houses of Nancy, Lausanne and Cologne, the Theater an der Wien, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Opéra Royal de Versailles and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. The production was also released on CD and DVD and received an impressive number of awards. Numerous other opera projects at renowned houses and festivals followed, such as Aix-en Provence, 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 Opéra national de Paris and the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. In recent years, Valer Sabadus has enjoyed great success with his solo albums. He has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Ivor Bolton, Leonardo Garcia Alarcón, Andrea Marcon, Ottavio Dantone, Alessandro de Marchi, Christophe Rousset, Riccardo Minasi, Christina Pluhar and Michael Hofstetter, and appears worldwide as a soloist in high demand, including international concert tours in Europe, Japan, Russia and Australia.