Lisandro Abadie was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he took his first singing lessons with Sergio Pelacani. Later he studied in Switzerland at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (with Evelyn Tubb) and Musikhochschule Luzern (with Peter Brechbühler). He has sung under the direction of William Christie (Purcell: The Fairy Queen in Aix-en-Provence, Stefano Landi: Sant’Alessio), Facundo Agudin (Mozart: Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart and Fauré’s Requiem, Puccini’s Mass), Laurence Cummings (Handel: Belshazzar and Theodora in London and Oslo), Christophe Rousset (Pergolesi: San Guglielmo), Hervé Niquet (Marais: Sémélé in Montpellier, recorded on CD), Anthony Rooley (William Hayes: The Passions, on CD, the Choc de Classica Award), Václav Luks (Bach: Matthäuspassion, Handel: La Resurrezione), Paul Agnew (Songs & Catches by Purcell, Monteverdi: Sixth Book of Madrigals), Douglas Bostock (Smetana: The Bartered Bride), and many others. In 2010 he created the title role of the opera Cachafaz by the contemporary French-Argentine composer Oscar Strasnoy, staged in France (Quimper, Rennes, Paris‘ Opéra Comique). He has collaborated with ensembles like Les Arts Florissants, Collegium 1704, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Les Talens Lyriques, Le Poème Harmonique, Il Complesso Barocco, La Risonanza and others, and regularly performs with the pianist and composer Paul Suits. 2013 marks his debut at the Opéra de Lausanne as Le Mage du Maghreb in Nino Rota's Aladin et la lampe merveilleuse. He sang Cachafaz again (Paris, Amiens, Vannes), Handel's Siroe in the International Handel Festival Göttingen with Laurence Cummings and toured with Collegium 1704 (Bach) and with Les Arts Florissants (Monteverdi with Paul Agnew, and Lambert‘s Airs de cour with William Christie). He also sang in Handel's Giulio Cesare in Moutier and Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis. In February 2014 he sang in Handel's Riccardo Primo, staged by Benjamin Lazar and conducted by Michael Hofstetter at the International Handel Festival in Karlsruhe. Later in the year he will perform Bach's Matthäuspassion in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam as well as the Johannespassion with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and he will tour with Monteverdi's Seventh Book of Madrigals with Les Arts Florissants.
Photo © Pablo Kornfeld
Update: June 2014