Photo: Arne Schultz


Valer Sabadus – Countertenor

Countertenor Valer Sabadus was born in 1986 in Arad (Romania) and moved to Germany in 1991. He grew up in a family of musicians, where he also received his first lessons in violin and piano. At the early age of 17, he began his training as a countertenor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, studying with Gabriele Fuchs.

In 2009 he made his debut at the Salzburger Pfingstfestspiele as Adrasto in the opera Demofoonte by Niccol Jommelli, a coproduction with Ravenna Festival and the Opéra Nationale de Paris conducted by Riccardo Muti. Another Jommelli-role 'Aeneas' in Didone abbandonata brought him to Stuttgart. In 2009 he participated in Vivaldi's opera Orlando Furioso (title role), production at the Munich Prinzregententheater, the Frankfurt Opera invited him for Vivaldi's Orlando Furioso (Ruggiero), he sang Armindo in Handel's Partenope in Karlsruhe.

His interpretation of Mozart?s Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito at the Mozartsommer Schwetzingen 2010, his participation in Hasse's Didone Abbandonata at the Munich Prinzregententheater and as Orfeo in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice in Stuttgart turned out to be tremendous successes for the artist. Further important projects were Lucia Ronchetti's Last Desire at the Staatsoper Berlin, La Calisto (Endimione) at the Frankfurt Opera and Martini's Dirindina at the Dresden Semper Opera.

Valer Sabadus took part in Nancy's much acclaimed production of Leonardo Vinci's Atarserse (with Concerto Köln and Diego Fasolis) which even toured (in concert version) throughout Europe. The production of Artaserse is even available on CD.

Valer Sabadus' interpretation of the title part in Handel's Xerxes at the Dusseldorf Opera turned out to be a spectacular success. Valer Sabadus was invited to the prestigious Aix-en-Provence Festival for Cavalli's opera Elena.

Valer Sabadus? recording Baroque Oriental with the Pera Ensemble received the prestigious Echo Klassik award. His recording Hasse reloaded (opera arias by Hasse) got a spectacular acclaim both by the critics and the audience, and Valer Sabadus was bestowed the German Disc Award.

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