In August 2019, Pinchgut Opera presented a concert featuring Valer Sabadus.
One of the world's top countertenors made his Australian
debut in an unforgettable evening of Handel, Hasse, Porpora
and more, with Erin Helyard and the Orchestra of the Antipodes.

Sun 25 August 2019, 5pm
City Recital Hall Sydney

Valer Sabadus

With his crystal clear, agile and shining soprano voice, Valer Sabadus is well established within the ranks of the world's top countertenors. Sabadus shot to international fame in 2012 with his outstanding interpretation of the role of Semira in Leonardo Vinci's opera Artaserse at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Theater an der Wien in Vienna and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. He has since enjoyed rave reviews and engagements throughout Europe in both opera and concert repertoire.

Join us as the two-time Helpmann Award winning Erin Helyard conducts the Orchestra of the Antipodes ('Australia's finest Baroque band'- Bachtrack) alongside this star countertenor for an evening of Handel, Vivaldi, Hasse, Porpora and more.


Caldara           “Quel buon pastor son io” from La morte d’Abel (6’)
Handel            “Gran tonante, Giove immenso” from Parnasso in Festa (7’)
Hasse              Overture to Didone abbandonata (6’)
Handel            “Scherza infida” from Ariodante (10’)
Handel            “Venti, turbini” from Rinaldo (5’)
Vivaldi            “Vedrò con mio diletto” from Giustino (6’)
Vivaldi            “Lo seguitai felice” from L’Olimpiade (5’)
Porpora          “Dolci, fresche aurette” from Polifemo (7’)
Porpora          “Senti il fato” from Polifemo (7’) 

Sun 25 August 2019, 5pm
City Recital Hall Sydney

This performance ran for approximately 2 hours including an interval.


"Ravishing control and finely honed technique"


“His coloratura technique, complete with pinprick staccatos, is formidable”


“Purity of tone and pitch”


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. 
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