3. Monteverdi-Madrigal-Week 2021


S. Agnese - Gesuati, Venice  

Sunday, 18.7.2021 til Friday 23.7.2021 Choirs - Ensembles - Masterclass

During the 3rd Monteverdi Madrigal Week Venice, singers will have the possibility, for the first time, to sign up for a masterclass.

The Masterclass is aimed at professional singers or students who want to work for a week with an experienced, internationally renowned singer and improve their vocal performance, madrigal singing and their technique.

Their are only limited places available for the Masterclass. For the participation an application with a sound recording is necessary. (Please add 'Masterclass' when you indicate your voice in the registration!) The sound recording must be sent as a mp3-file to hannesfromhund@gmx.at or, if necessary, a link for downloading the mp3-file.

For more information (organization, price, ..) click here


(*) = required,  

    Please transfer the course fee to the account:

    Hannes Fromhund


    IBAN: AT61 47150 329653 00000

    'Monteverdi Week Masterclass 2020'

    Once the fee transfer has been registered, your place on the course is secured.

    'It was a wonderful week, and if it works, I'll be back next year. What a nice idea to play Monteverdi's music in 'her birth city'. I already told you that I am enthusiastic about your workshop.' (Dagmar Ziegner, Königswinter)

    after singing...

    after the final concert

    Singen an Monteverdis Grab

    Masterclass Teacher

    Lissandro Abadie (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Bass-Baritone, Masterclass

    Lisandro Abadie was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he began his musical studies, he later graduated at 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, Facundo Agudin, Václav Luks, Jordi Savall, Paul Agnew, Paul Goodwin, Giovanni Antonini, Fabio Bonizzoni, Skip Skip Sempé, Paul Agnew, Geoffroy Jourdain, Jordi Savall, Paul Goodwin, Vincent Dumestre, Ottavio Dantone, Giovanni Antonini, Fabio Bonizzoni, Alan Curtis, Simon-Pierre Bestion, Andreas Spering, Hervé Niquet, Christophe Rousset and many others.

    In the field of opera, his wide repertoire extends from Monteverdi to contemporary music and particularly includes Handel and Viktor Ullmann. In 2010 he created the title role of the opera  Cachafaz by Oscar Strasnoy staged by Benjamin Lazar.

    He has collaborated with ensembles like Les Arts Florissants, Collegium 1704, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Les Talens Lyriques, Le Poème harmonique, La Tempete, Le Concert Étranger, Ensemble Inégal, La Risonanza. 

    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 and Göttingen

    Among his numerous recordings: Handel's Siroe, the complete Monteverdi Madrigals, Music for Queen Caroline, Airs sèrieux at à boire, The Passions, The Tempest, Aci Galatea e Polifemo, Der Rose Pilgerfahrt, Bach Mirror and the DVD La Resurrezione.

    In 2017 Abadie performed in Vivaldis Arsilda with Václav Luks, and in Alcione by Marin Marais with Jordi Savall and Monteverdis L`Orfeo with Andreas Reize,

    In 2018 he appeared in Lully's Phaeton in Perm and Versailles, in Campra's L'Europe Galante in Postdam and Prague, as well as in Rossini's La Cenerentola and Offenbach's Les Fèes du Rhin at the TOBS and in numerous concerts with Capriccio Stravagante, Capella Cracoviensis, Musique des Lumières. In 2019, tours and recordings with Les Arts Florissants, Le Poème harmonique and Collegium 1704. Marais' Alcione will be performed again in 2020 at the Liceu, Barcelona.

    Photo © Pablo Kornfeld


    Kathrine Brandt (Copenhagen, Denmark) solo singing

    Hannes Fromhund (Krems, Austria) accompaniment

    'It is a lot of fun to work with you on the madrigals! You are a great team and you transfer your enthusiasm to the group. The Madrigal Week is a great experience - a wonderful interplay of the unique atmosphere of Venice, the great music of Monteverdi and the good mood of the group during the rehearsals - and also outside the rehearsals.' (Britta Heiermann, Rommerskirchen)