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Rodelinda (Handel) The exiled Berterido returns to his kingdom to smite the tyrannical Grimaldo and reclaim his throne and his love. He exclaims "live tyrant, I grant you life because my heart is bigger than my fate."

Biography

Countertenor Max Riebl began his stage career as a boy soprano and has since performed in operas and oratorios with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, la cetra Baroque Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Basel Sinfonieorchester, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic as well as a host of baroque ensembles throughout Europe and Australia.

As a soloist, he has sung in venues such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, Kammeroper and Musikverein, Basel Theater, Sydney’s Angel Place, the Melbourne Recital Center and Hamer Hall. He is currently undertaking his Performance Masters at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland with Professor Gerd Türk.

His oratorio and operatic performance repertoire includes Handel's Orlando, Messiah and Dixit Dominus, John Blow's Venus and Adonis, Purcell’s Ode for St Cecilia’s Day, Bach's Johannes Passion, Weinachstoratorium, St Matthew Passion, Magnificat and B-minor Mass as well as Cantatas 35, 54, 63, 80, 159 and 170, Vivaldi's Stabat Mater, Gloria and Nisi Dominus, Mozart’s Requiem, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri and Pergolesi's Salve Regina and Stabat Mater

He has received top prizes in some of Australia's most prestigious vocal competitions including a first place finish in the IFAC Australian Singing Competition, third place in the Herald Sun Aria and a first place finish in the Royal Philharmonic Arias. He currently resides in Basel Switzerland and performs regularly, in both competition and concert, throughout Europe. 

 

 

“A rich and radiant countertenor voice with a bell-like purity”
— Limelight Magazine