Max Emanuel Cenčić
Max Emanuel Cenčić is one of the most fascinating and versatile singing artists in the world today. For more than two decades he has appeared at Europe’s major opera houses including The Vienna State Opera, the Zürich Opera House, The Royal Opera of Versailles, The Bavarian State Opera, The Berlin State Opera, Liceu Opera Barcelona and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. His remarkable career began as a member of the Vienna Boys’ Choir. He quickly became a soloist, singing as a soprano from 1992, and as a counter-tenor from 2001. His concert engagements have taken him to Hamburg, Vienna, Amsterdam, London, Moscow and New York performing with leading conductors and artists including Philippe Jaroussky, William Christie, René Jacobs, Ottavio Dantone, Emmanuelle Haïm and Riccardo Muti. As Artistic Director of Parnassus Arts Productions Max Emanuel Cenčić has supervised from concept to performance many important works of the Italian Baroque, among them the sensational re-discovery of Leonardo Vinci’s last opera, Artaserse which received the ECHO Klassik award in 2013 and 2014, the German Record Critic’s Award, the Diapason d‘or, and a nomination for a Grammy. His inspired revival of Vinci’s opera Catone in Utica, featuring an outstanding cast of four counter-tenors, was equally successful, both on stage and as a CD recording. Many of his performances have also been documented on TV on Mezzo TV and ARTE Concert.