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Lisandro Abadie* Bas Baritone

Lisandro Abadie was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he took his first singing lessons with Sergio Pelacani. Later in Switzerland he obtained his singing diplomas at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (with Evelyn Tubb) and Musikhochschule Luzern (with Peter Brechbühler). He was awarded the Edwin Fischer Gedenkpreis in 2006 and the Finalist Prize at the Handel Singing Competition in 2008.

He has sung under the direction of William Christie (The Fairy Queen in Aix-en-Provence, Landi’s Sant’Alessio), Facundo Agudin (Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Johannes Passion, Mozart and Fauré’s Requiem, Puccini’s Mass), Laurence Cummings (Belshazzar and Theodora in London and Oslo), Christophe Rousset (Pergolesi’s San Guglielmo), Hervé Niquet (Marais’ Sémélé in Montpellier, recorded on CD), Anthony Rooley (Hayes’ The Passions, on CD), Václav Luks (Matthäus Passion, La Resurrezione), Maurice Steger (Handel’s Acis & Galatea), Jan Tomasz Adamus (Messiah), Paul Agnew (Songs & Catches by Purcell, Monteverdi’s 6th book), D.Bostock (Smetana’s The Bartered Bride), Ph.Krüttli (Bach’s B minor mass, Haydn’s Stabat Mater), Paul Suits (Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria), Joshua Rifkin (Bach cantatas), Jesper Christiensen (Scarlatti’s Agar e Ismaele), Daniela Dolci (Céphale et Procris, Santa Beatrice d’Este, both on CD), John Duxbury and Chiara Banchini (Zelenka Lamentationes), Jean-Claude Fasel (Brahms Requiem), Rüdiger Bohn, and many others.

In 2010 he created the title role of the opera Cachafaz by Oscar Strasnoy, staged by Benjamin Lazar in Quimper, Rennes, Paris (Opéra Comique). He has collaborated with ensembles like Les Arts Florissants, Collegium 1704 and Mala Punica, and regularly performs with the pianist and composer Paul Suits (first performance of his song cycle Three Views of War in 2008). He appeared on concert tours with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Messiah, with L. Cummings), with Les Talens Lyriques (San Guglielmo) and with Les Arts Florissants, as well as in Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme with Le Poème Harmonique in Madrid, and in Simon Mayr’s opera Demetrio with F. Agudin. He returned to the London Handel Festival for Il Pastor Fido and Messiah, and appeared on tours with Les Arts Florissants (Charpentier, Blow and Monteverdi under the direction of Jonathan Cohen and Paul Agnew) as well as with Il Complesso Barocco, La Risonanza and Collegium 1704. Recently he made his debut at the Opéra de Lausanne as the Mago Maghrebino in Nino Rota's Aladin et la lampe merveilleuse. He sang Handel's Siroe in the International Handel Festival Göttingen with Laurence Cummings, toured with Collegium 1704 (Bach) as well as with Les Arts Florissants: Monteverdi with Paul Agnew and ‘Airs de court’ with William Christie, and performed Handel's Giulio Cesare in Moutier and Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis with Facundo Agudin.

His recording of Hayes’ Passions was distinguished with the Choc de Classica. He also took part on the first recording of Christian Favre's Requiem conducted by F.Agudin. New CD's to be released in 2014-15 will include Facundo Agudin/Schumann: Der Rose Pilgerfahrt, William Christie/Lambert-Charpentier: ‘Airs sérieux et à boire’, William Christie/Handel: Anthems, Skip Sempé/Gilles: Requiem.

Recent highlights have been concerts at the Cervantino Festival in Mexico, tours with Les Arts Florissants in the USA (‘Airs sérieux et à boire’, with William Christie) and in Europe (Monteverdi, with Paul Agnew), as well as concerts with with Collegium 1704 and Capriccio Stravagante. Lisandro Abadie also performed in Verdi’s Rigoletto in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (in the prestigious Matinee Series), Handel’s Theodora at the Göttingen Händel Festspiele, Mendelssohn’s Paulus in Basel, and many other productions; Matthäus Passion tour with Andreas Spering, the Europe and US tour with Les Arts Florissants performing and recording Airs Sérieux et à Boire, concerts with Skip Sempé (Rameau's Funeral, Purcell Anthems, at Saintes and Versailles); a new opera with Facundo Agudin: Romulus, composed by Andreas Pflüger (Basle); tours with Collegium 1704 (Salzburger Festspiele, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Brugge, Versailles) and with Gli Angeli Genève (Oude Muziek Utrecht); and two new productions: Vivaldi's Arsilda with Václav Luks, and Marais' Alcione with Jordi Savall.

Upcoming season he will tour the Netherlands with Bach’s St Matthew Passion (Christus), Philharmonie Zuidnederland led by Stefan Rosu, among various other concerts and recordings.

July 2017