Countertenor Max Riebl has performed with Pinchgut Opera, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Opera, La Cetra Baroque Orchestra, London Handel Orchestra, the Song Company and Orchestra Victoria. He performs regularly at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Hamer Hall, the Athenaeum Theatre and Sydney’s City Recital Hall. Career highlights include performances at the Vienna Concert House, Musikverein and the Royal Albert Hall.
Max studied baroque performance in Switzerland, at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. During this time, he worked with Gerd Türk, Jörg-Andreas Bötticher and Andrea Marcon. He studied voice with Silvia Purcar (Vienna) and long-time singing teacher Dermot Tutty (Melbourne). Max attended middle-school at the Vienna Musikgymnasium. During this time, he sang in the Hofburg Chapel Choir and the Clemencic Consort.
Max’s 2021 concert season includes principal roles with the award winning Pinchgut Opera company, performances with the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, solo appearances in the iconic Chapel Off Chapel, Athenaeum Theatre and Recital Centre and lead roles with Victoria Opera, Adelaide Baroque and the Song Company.
He has participated in many vocal competitions including the Herald Sun Aria (winner), the IFAC Australian Singing Competition (winner), the Chicago Classical Singer Competition (third place), the London Handel Competition (finalist) and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria (winner).
Max has curated and performed contemporary-baroque shows for the Adelaide Festival, the Melbourne Cabaret festival and the Melbourne Fringe Festival. He has recorded with The Cat Empire (EMI), the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (ABC) and featured in the soundtrack for the critically acclaimed Australian film ‘Remembering the Man.’
Pinchgut Opera acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the first story-tellers and singers of songs. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging.