Valer Sabadus

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"The countertenor Valer Sabadus has meanwhile refined his vocal art to such an extent, his voice has gained so much naturalness that even the smallest emotions of the Baroque opera characters can be heard in long melodic arcs, trumpeting but controlled outbursts or in highly finely dosed vibrato."

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

 

As "tremendously dramatic, crystal clear, extremely controlled, lyrically fine. " the Süddeutsche Zeitung describes the sound of Valer Sabadus – with his crystal-clear and androgynous voice he sings in the ranks of the world's best countertenors.

 

Valer Sabadus achieved international fame in 2012 with his outstanding interpretation of Semira in Leonardo Vinci's opera "Artaserse" (director: Silviu Purcarete, conductor: 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.

Since then, his international career in concert, Lied and opera has developed in many ways.

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His long-standing partners include renowned early music ensembles such as La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, Concerto Köln, Freiburger Barockorchester, L'Arpeggiata, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Kammerorchester Basel, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Cappella Mediterranea, Accademia Bizantina, Il Pomo d'Oro, Les Talens Lyriques, Ensemble 1700 and Nuovo Aspetto under conductors such as Leonardo García Alarcón, Ivor Bolton, Ottavio Dantone, Michael Hofstetter, Andrea Marcon, Alessandro de Marchi, Riccardo Minasi and Christophe Rousset. His partners include Dorothee Oberlinger, Christina Pluhar, Nuria Rial, Albrecht Mayer, Midori Seiler, Philippe Jaroussky and Julia Lezhneva.

His musical curiosity is very strong, which is reflected in his cross-genre, interdisciplinary and intercultural projects - the trademark of Valer Sabadus. These include "Songs of Love" with the Syrian singer Dima Orsho and Musica Alta Ripa, a combination of music by Henry Purcell and composers from the Orient, or the programme "Closer to Paradise" with the classical band SPARK, with yearning sounds ranging from Handel to the cult band Rammstein.

These projects also feature in his discography, such as "Café - Orient meets Occident" (2012) and "Trialogue - Music for the One God" with the Turkish Pera Ensemble (2013), "Alla Napoletana" with the ensemble L'Arpeggiata (2021) and "Closer to Paradise" with the classical band SPARK (2022). They occupy an important place in his extensive and varied discography, alongside operas, concertos and solo repertoire. More than 25 productions to date testify to the breadth of his artistic output, ranging from early Baroque works by Claudio Monteverdi and Francesco Cavalli, 18th-century Italian sacred and operatic music and Sergei Rachmaninov's Vocalise to expressionist and contemporary works such as Enjott Schneider's Requiem "In the Name of the Rose" (2012).

His opera recordings include "Vinci: Artaserse" with Concerto Köln, Diego Fasolis, Philippe Jaroussky, Max-Emanuel Cencic, Franco Fagioli, Yuriy Myenko (2012), "Hasse: Didone abbandonata" (2013) and "Vinvi: Catone in Utica" (2015).

With "Hasse Reloaded" (2011), "Pergolesi: Stabat Mater" (2012), "To touch, to kiss, to die" etc. with works by Henry Purcell, John Dowland (2013), "Le belle immagini" with the Hofkapelle Munich (2014), "Caldara" with Nouvo Aspetto (2015), "Sacred Duets" with Nuria Rial and the Basel Chamber Orchestra (2017), "Handel goes wild" with L'Arpeggiata (2017), "Caro Gemello" - Farinelli and Metastasio with Concerto Köln (2018) and the latest CD released by Sony Classical, "Arias-Bach/Telemann" with the Basel Chamber Orchestra (2021), is an impressive testimony to Valer Sabadus' development as a soloist.

Valer Sabadus has received numerous awards for his work, including the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, ECHO Klassik and the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) for Young Artist of the Year - Vocal 2013.

Johann Adolph Hasse's "Didone abbandonata" was a groundbreaking opera production. In 2009, at the age of 23, he made his debut under Riccardo Muti at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival in the production of "Demofoonte" (Niccolò Jommelli), and was also heard at the Ravenna Festival and the Opéra National de Paris. Since then, Valer Sabadus has enjoyed great success in Schwetzingen, Frankfurt, Halle, Berlin, Dresden, Versailles, Aix-en-Provence, Vienna, Paris, Geneva and Amsterdam.

In the 2023/24 season, Valer Sabadus will be Artist in Residence at the Thüringer Philharmonie, where he will perform Gluck's Orpheus and other works. At the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg he will perform Stefano Landi's "Il Sant' Alessio". In Timisoara, Valer Sabadus sings arias by Hasse and Handel with Musica Ricercata. He returns to Trondheim with L'Arpeggiata and Christina Pluhar. He is a guest at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival with the Venice Baroque Orchestra. With his programmes "Songs of Love" with Dima Orsho and Musica Alta Ripa and "Closer to Paradise" with the classical band Spark, Valer Sabadus has performed in Duisburg, Kempen, Filderstadt, Viersen, Karlsruhe, Planegg, Wesel, Lünen, Borken, Carquefou and Würzburg.

Valer Sabadus is a regular guest at renowned festivals such as the Handel Festivals in Karlsruhe and Halle, the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Bremen Music Festival, the Dresden Music Festival, the Kissinger Sommer, the Lucerne Festival, the Festival de Musique Baroque d'Ambronay, the Froville Festival, the Utrecht Early Music Festival, the Schubertiade Hohenems and Schwarzenberg, the Styriarte Graz, the Festwochen für Alte Musik in Innsbruck and the Grafenegg Festival. As a soloist he has performed in the Berlin, Essen and Cologne Philharmonie, the Dortmund, Berlin and Vienna Concert Halls, the Prinzregententheater in Munich, the Frauenkirche in Dresden, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, the Chapelle Royale de Versailles, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the KKL in Lucerne, l'Auditori in Barcelona and the Philharmonie in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Valer Sabadus began his vocal training at the age of 17 at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich with Prof. Gabriele Fuchs and completed his training as a member of the Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding in the master class for musical theatre in 2013 with distinction.

In 2020, Valer Sabadus was awarded the Handel Prize of the City of Halle and in 2022 the Bavarian Culture Price.

 

Please use this authorized biography of Weigold & Böhm only, Season 2023/24.

 

Contacts

Concerts

  • Valer Sabadus

    Bad Mondorf, 5:00 pm

    Orchestra:

    Spark - die klassische Band

    Program:

    Closer to Paradis

    Location:

    Salles des Fêtes AL THERMEN

    Organizer:

    https://www.moselfestwochen.de

  • Valer Sabadus, Venice Baroque Orchestra

    Kiel, 7:30 pm

    Orchestra:

    Venice Baroque Orchestra

    Program:

    Vivaldi: Ouvertüre aus der Oper LŽOlimpiade RV 725 Vivaldi: Lo seguirai felice aus der Oper LŽOlimpiade Vivaldi: Tu dormi in tante pene aus der Oper Tito Manlio d-Moll RV 738 Vivaldi: Concerto - für zwei Violoncelli, Streicher und B.c. g-Moll RV 531 Vivaldi: Sum in medio tempestatum RV 632 Vivaldi: Concerto - für Flautino, Streicher und B.c. D-Dur RV 428 op. 10/ 3 ŽŽIl GardellinoŽŽ (Der Stieglitz) Vivaldi: Vedro con mio diletto Arie aus der Oper Giustino Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus, Gloria patri RV 608 Vivaldi: Concerto grosso - für vier Violinen, Violoncello, Streicher und B.c. Nr. 10 h-Moll op. 3 aus L estro armonico RV 580 Vivaldi: ŽŽGelido in ogni venaŽŽ (Arie der Farnace aus der Oper ŽŽFarnaceŽŽ RV 711) Vivaldi: ŽŽArmatae face, et AngibusŽŽ (aus dem Oratorium ŽŽJuditha TriumphansŽŽ RV 644)

    Location:

    Petruskirche Kiel

    Organizer:

    https://www.shmf.de

Projects

  • Venice Baroque Orchestra – Valer Sabadus (Countertenor)

    Rosso viva Vivaldi – Hommage an den roten Priester

    Program:

    Ouverture aus der Oper L‘Olimpiade
    aus L’Olimpiade (RV725), Arie des Megacle: „Lo seguitai felice“
    aus Tito Manlio (RV 738), Arie des Lucio : „Tu dormi in tante pene“
    Concerto in G Moll für zwei Celli, Streicher und Basso Continuo
    Mottetto, RV 632: „Sum in medio tempestatum“ per due Violìni, Viola, basso continuo ed Organo
    Concerto „il Cardellino“ für Flautino, Streichern und Basso Continuo
    aus „Il Giustino“ Arie des Anastasio: „Vedrò con mio diletto“
    aus Nisi Dominus, RV: 608 Arie „Cum dederit“ Oder „Gloria patri“ (Solo Viola d‘amore, Organo)
    Concerto in H Moll aus L‘Estro Armonico,für 4 Violinen, Violoncello, Streichern und Basso Continuo
    aus Farnace (RV711), Arie des Farnace: „Gelido in ogni vena“
    aus Oratorium „Juditha triumphans“, Arie des Vagaus: „Armatae, face et anguibus“

  • La Cetra Barockorchester Basel – Andrea Marcon (Leitung) - Kangmin Justin Kim - Valer Sabadus - Robin Johannsen - Francesca Ascioti - José Antonio Lopez - Rachele Raggiotti - Jenny Högström

    Händel Serenata "Parnasso in festa"

    Program:

    Händel - "Parnasso in festa"

  • La Cetra Barockorchester Basel – Andrea Marcon (Leitung) - Valer Sabadus - Robin Johanssen

    La cetra & friends Gala Programm

    Program:

    G. F. Händel - Ouvertüre zur Oper «Ariodante»
    G. F. Händel - «Un pensiero nemico di pace» aus «Il Trionfo del Tempo e del disinganno»
    A. Vivaldi - «Gelido in ogni vento» aus der Oper «Farnace»
    Oder G. F. Händel - «Crude furie degli orridi abissi» aus der Oper «Serse»
    A. Vivaldi - Concerto per 2 violoncelli g-moll
    G. F. Händel - «Il voler nel fior degli anni», Duett Bellezza & Piacere aus «Il Trionfo del Tempo e del disinganno»
    A. Vivaldi - «Zeffiretti, che susurrate», Arie aus «La fida ninfa»
    A. Vivaldi - Concerto per 2 oboi
    A. Vivaldi - «Vedrò con mio diletto» aus der Oper «Giustino»
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    F. Geminiani - La Follia
    G . F. Händel - «Venti turbini», Arie des Rinaldo aus der Oper «Rinaldo»
    A. Vivaldi - «Agitata da due venti» aus «La Griselda»
    G. F. Händel - «Caro! Bella!», Duett aus der Oper: «Giulio Cesare»

  • Venice Baroque Orchestra – Valer Sabadus (Countertenor)

    Rosso viva Vivaldi – Hommage an den roten Priester

    Program:

    Ouverture aus der Oper L‘Olimpiade
    aus L’Olimpiade (RV725), Arie des Megacle: „Lo seguitai felice“
    aus Tito Manlio (RV 738), Arie des Lucio : „Tu dormi in tante pene“
    Concerto in G Moll für zwei Celli, Streicher und Basso Continuo
    Mottetto, RV 632: „Sum in medio tempestatum“ per due Violìni, Viola, basso continuo ed Organo
    Concerto „il Cardellino“ für Flautino, Streichern und Basso Continuo
    aus „Il Giustino“ Arie des Anastasio: „Vedrò con mio diletto“
    aus Nisi Dominus, RV: 608 Arie „Cum dederit“ Oder „Gloria patri“ (Solo Viola d‘amore, Organo)
    Concerto in H Moll aus L‘Estro Armonico, für 4 Violinen, Violoncello, Streichern und Basso Continuo
    aus Farnace (RV711), Arie des Farnace: „Gelido in ogni vena“
    aus Oratorium „Juditha triumphans“, Arie des Vagaus: „Armatae, face et anguibus“

  • La Cetra Barockorchester Basel – Andrea Marcon (Leitung & Cembalo) - Julia Lezhneva (Sopran) - Valer Sabadus (Countertenor)

    La Cetra & Friends

    Program:

    G. F. Händel - Ouvertüre zur Oper «Ariodante»
    G. F. Händel - «Un pensiero nemico di pace» aus «Il Trionfo del Tempo e del disinganno»
    A. Vivaldi - «Gelido in ogni vento» aus der Oper «Farnace»
    Oder G. F. Händel - «Crude furie degli orridi abissi» aus der Oper «Serse»
    A. Vivaldi - Concerto per 2 violoncelli g-moll
    G. F. Händel - «Il voler nel fior degli anni», Duett Bellezza & Piacere aus «Il Trionfo del Tempo e del disinganno»
    A. Vivaldi - «Zeffiretti, che susurrate», Arie aus «La fida ninfa»
    A. Vivaldi - Concerto per 2 oboi
    A. Vivaldi - «Vedrò con mio diletto» aus der Oper «Giustino»
    PAUSE
    F. Geminiani - La Follia
    G . F. Händel - «Venti turbini», Arie des Rinaldo aus der Oper «Rinaldo»
    A. Vivaldi - «Agitata da due venti» aus «La Griselda»
    G. F. Händel - «Caro! Bella!», Duett aus der Oper: «Giulio Cesare»

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