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A distinctive and adventurous figure amongst today’s countertenors, Max Emanuel Cencic first made his career as a soprano and is now stretching the boundaries of the repertoire for his voice-type.

Born in Croatia, then part of Yugoslavia, he made an impact on the public at the age of just six with a virtuosic TV performance of the Queen of the Night’s notorious aria Der Hölle Rache. This led to appearances at the Zagreb Opera and to celebrity status in his homeland. He spent the years between 1987 and 1992 as a member of the Vienna Boys' Choir. When his voice broke, he developed a technique ... Read more

A distinctive and adventurous figure amongst today’s countertenors, Max Emanuel Cencic first made his career as a soprano and is now stretching the boundaries of the repertoire for his voice-type.

Born in Croatia, then part of Yugoslavia, he made an impact on the public at the age of just six with a virtuosic TV performance of the Queen of the Night’s notorious aria Der Hölle Rache. This led to appearances at the Zagreb Opera and to celebrity status in his homeland. He spent the years between 1987 and 1992 as a member of the Vienna Boys' Choir. When his voice broke, he developed a technique that allowed him to continue as a male soprano until 1997, giving recitals in Europe, the USA and Japan and performing in opera in Vienna, Schwetzingen, Potsdam, Cremona, Drottningholm and Copenhagen, notably as Amor in Gluck’s Orfeo

In 2001 Max Emanuel Cencic moved into countertenor repertoire. Conductors with whom he has since collaborated include William Christie, Alan Curtis, Andrea Marcon, Günther Neuhold, Christoph Rousset, Michael Hofstetter, Rene Clemencic, Diego Fasolis, Eduardo Lopez Banzo and Jean Christoph Spinosi.

In opera his 2003 assumption of Nerone in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea in Basel earned him the award of Best New Singer of 2003 from the German magazine Opernwelt. His operatic and concert appearances in Europe, the US and Japan have also included: Ottone in Poppea; Albinoni’s Il nascimento dell' Aurora; works by Domenico Scarlatti and Antonio Caldara; Vivaldi's La Fida Ninfa, Orlando Furioso and Andromeda Liberata [which he recorded for Deutsche Grammophon with the Venice Baroque Orchestra]; Handel’s Tamerlano (the title role), Dionisio re di Portogallo/Sosarme, Griselda, Rodrigo and Saul and Gluck’s Ezio.

From later eras he has taken on Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus in Toulouse, Cherubino’s arias from Le nozze di Figaro and for Virgin Classics has recorded a recital of heroic Rossini arias, originally composed for mezzo soprano. His first recording for the label was the role of Sancio in Handel’s Fernando, conducted by Alan Curtis and released in Spring 2007.

Forthcoming appearances include Stefano Landi’s opera Il St. Alessio under William Christie in Paris, Nancy, Geneva, Luxembourg and London, Orlofsky in Lausanne and Sesto (Giulio Cesare) in Lausanne.

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A distinctive and adventurous figure amongst today’s countertenors, Max Emanuel Cencic first made his career as a soprano and is now stretching the boundaries of the repertoire for his voice-type.

Born in Croatia, then part of Yugoslavia, he made an impact on the public at the age of just six with a virtuosic TV performance of the Queen of the Night’s notorious aria Der Hölle Rache. This led to appearances at the Zagreb Opera and to celebrity status in his homeland. He spent the years between 1987 and 1992 as a member of the Vienna Boys' Choir. When his voice broke, he developed a technique that allowed him to continue as a male soprano until 1997, giving recitals in Europe, the USA and Japan and performing in opera in Vienna, Schwetzingen, Potsdam, Cremona, Drottningholm and Copenhagen, notably as Amor in Gluck’s Orfeo

In 2001 Max Emanuel Cencic moved into countertenor repertoire. Conductors with whom he has since collaborated include William Christie, Alan Curtis, Andrea Marcon, Günther Neuhold, Christoph Rousset, Michael Hofstetter, Rene Clemencic, Diego Fasolis, Eduardo Lopez Banzo and Jean Christoph Spinosi.

In opera his 2003 assumption of Nerone in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea in Basel earned him the award of Best New Singer of 2003 from the German magazine Opernwelt. His operatic and concert appearances in Europe, the US and Japan have also included: Ottone in Poppea; Albinoni’s Il nascimento dell' Aurora; works by Domenico Scarlatti and Antonio Caldara; Vivaldi's La Fida Ninfa, Orlando Furioso and Andromeda Liberata [which he recorded for Deutsche Grammophon with the Venice Baroque Orchestra]; Handel’s Tamerlano (the title role), Dionisio re di Portogallo/Sosarme, Griselda, Rodrigo and Saul and Gluck’s Ezio.

From later eras he has taken on Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus in Toulouse, Cherubino’s arias from Le nozze di Figaro and for Virgin Classics has recorded a recital of heroic Rossini arias, originally composed for mezzo soprano. His first recording for the label was the role of Sancio in Handel’s Fernando, conducted by Alan Curtis and released in Spring 2007.

Forthcoming appearances include Stefano Landi’s opera Il St. Alessio under William Christie in Paris, Nancy, Geneva, Luxembourg and London, Orlofsky in Lausanne and Sesto (Giulio Cesare) in Lausanne.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

A distinctive and adventurous figure amongst today’s countertenors, Max Emanuel Cencic first made his career as a soprano and is now stretching the boundaries of the repertoire for his voice-type.

Born in Croatia, then part of Yugoslavia, he made an impact on the public at the age of just six with a virtuosic TV performance of the Queen of the Night’s notorious aria Der Hölle Rache. This led to appearances at the Zagreb Opera and to celebrity status in his homeland. He spent the years between 1987 and 1992 as a member of the Vienna Boys' Choir. When his voice broke, he developed a technique that allowed him to continue as a male soprano until 1997, giving recitals in Europe, the USA and Japan and performing in opera in Vienna, Schwetzingen, Potsdam, Cremona, Drottningholm and Copenhagen, notably as Amor in Gluck’s Orfeo

In 2001 Max Emanuel Cencic moved into countertenor repertoire. Conductors with whom he has since collaborated include William Christie, Alan Curtis, Andrea Marcon, Günther Neuhold, Christoph Rousset, Michael Hofstetter, Rene Clemencic, Diego Fasolis, Eduardo Lopez Banzo and Jean Christoph Spinosi.

In opera his 2003 assumption of Nerone in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea in Basel earned him the award of Best New Singer of 2003 from the German magazine Opernwelt. His operatic and concert appearances in Europe, the US and Japan have also included: Ottone in Poppea; Albinoni’s Il nascimento dell' Aurora; works by Domenico Scarlatti and Antonio Caldara; Vivaldi's La Fida Ninfa, Orlando Furioso and Andromeda Liberata [which he recorded for Deutsche Grammophon with the Venice Baroque Orchestra]; Handel’s Tamerlano (the title role), Dionisio re di Portogallo/Sosarme, Griselda, Rodrigo and Saul and Gluck’s Ezio.

From later eras he has taken on Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus in Toulouse, Cherubino’s arias from Le nozze di Figaro and for Virgin Classics has recorded a recital of heroic Rossini arias, originally composed for mezzo soprano. His first recording for the label was the role of Sancio in Handel’s Fernando, conducted by Alan Curtis and released in Spring 2007.

Forthcoming appearances include Stefano Landi’s opera Il St. Alessio under William Christie in Paris, Nancy, Geneva, Luxembourg and London, Orlofsky in Lausanne and Sesto (Giulio Cesare) in Lausanne.

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