Lisandro Abadie Bass baritone

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Lisandro Abadie was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he began his musical studies, and then graduated from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and the Musikhochschule Luzern. He was awarded the Edwin Fischer Gedenkpreis in 2006.

He has sung under the direction of William Christie, Laurence Cummings, Václav Luks, Tōnu Kaljuste, Rubén Dubrovsky, Andreas Reize, Jordi Savall, Paul Agnew, Fabio Bonizzoni, Skip Sempé, Vincent Dumestre, Hervé Niquet et Geoffroy Jourdain, among others.

He has collaborated with many ensembles including Les Arts Florissants, Collegium 1704, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Les Talens Lyriques, Le Poème Harmonique, La Tempête, Ensemble Inégal, La Risonanza, a nocte temporis. He collaborates with the lutenist Mónica Pustilnik and with the pianist and composer Paul Suits. He regularly performs at the Handel Festivals in London, Karlsruhe, Göttingen.

In the field of opera, his repertoire extends from Monteverdi to contemporary music and includes Handel and Viktor Ullmann. In 2010 he created the title role of Oscar Strasnoy’s opera Cachafaz. His most recent performances include La Cenerentola, Arsilda, Monteverdi’s trilogy Alcione, Phaëton, L'Europe galante, and Les Fées du Rhin. His recordings include Handel’s Siroe, Phaëton and Cadmus, Lully’s Hermione, Handel’s Music for Queen Caroline, L'ombra di Solimano (cantatas for basses by Pasquini), Monteverdi’s Madrigals, L'incoronazione di Poppea and Vespro.

He studies and writes on singing history and vocal techniques, and teaches masterclasses with William Christie in Thiré, the Balthasar Neumann Academy in Fontainebleau, as part of the Corso di Musica Antica in Urbino and the Monteverdi Madrigal Week in Venice. Since 2019, he has been teaching at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

Paris Opera debut

Currently in

  • Palais Garnier
  • from 10 April to 11 May 2024

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