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Charles H. Parsons
American Record Guide, September 2015

[Sabadus’] is a superby beautiful voice, and his silken sound makes much of the arias.

The orchestra and fairly slow tempos add to the musical beauty. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Raymond Tuttle
Fanfare, September 2015

Sabadus…is a versatile singer with a lovely voice… He sounds comfortable in the florid music, he is melting in the cantabile sections, and he can jump like a springbok between his highest and lowest registers. Conductor Hofstetter and the Austrian orchestra are more than capable… © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review

David Shengold
Opera News, July 2015

Sabadus’s voice is highly placed and…freely produced. I enjoyed his purity of tone and pitch; he commands the requisite agility for Mozart… © 2015 Opera News Read complete review

Robert Levine, May 2015

…Romanian countertenor Valer Sabadus has a big, exciting voice, vibrant and filled with colors.

Beginning with a bravura piece from Finta, Sabadus pulls out all the correct coloratura stops—fast, accurate divisions, a nice trill; the second Finta piece is more introspective and is sung with meltingly lovely tone and is finely phrased. © 2015 Read complete review

Göran Forsling
MusicWeb International, May 2015

Sabadus has a beautiful dramatic voice, vibrant and warm of tone. He is technically accomplished and phrases beautifully. Add to this an exploring spirit that has led him to delve among the music Mozart wrote for various castrato singers. The resulting programme for this disc is certainly appetizing. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Mary Kunz Goldman
The Buffalo News, April 2015

…Sabadus has to be the best countertenor out there. His voice has a rare brightness I do not remember hearing from other countertenors. He handles ornaments and demanding technical writing with a lightness and grace that makes him a pleasure to listen to. © 2015 The Buffalo News Read complete review

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