Singer (Baritone)

Victor Sgarbi

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An all round critically acclaimed lyric Baritone in London
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Singer (Baritone)
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Brazilian-born/British National lyric baritone Victor Sgarbi, is widely recognised in the UK and in Brazil as a very versatile singer, from his critically acclaimed Handel, Mozart, Puccini and Verdi roles to his contribution to top professional choirs in Brazil and in the UK. It was after enjoying a long and successful career as a Dentist and Oral Maxillo-Facial Surgeon for the Brazilian National Health System, that Victor decided to follow his gut feeling to become a full time professional singer. Whilst still working as a surgeon in Brazil, Victor decided to study music again and in 1999 he was awarded a full scholarship to study classical singing at the Universidade Livre de Musica Tom Jobim (now EMESP), in Sao Paulo with the Brazilian tenor Marcos Thadeu and later with the world renown soprano Neyde Thomas. Having worked as a Dentist since the age of 21, he feels he has "retired" from the Operation Theatres and now instead, is devoted to the Operatic Theatres. Since his first appearance in an opera in 2006 as Schaunard at Teatro Sao Pedro in Sao Paulo, Victor has sung some of the most technically demanding lyric Baritone roles including: Macbeth (Macbeth), Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni), Amonasro (Aida), Renato (Un Ballo in Maschera), Nottingham (Roberto Devereux), Germont (Traviata), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Belcore (L'Elisir d'Amore), Father (Hansel and Gretel), Sparrow (Maria de Buenos Aires), Maestro (Prima la Musica poi le Parole), Polyphemus (Acis and Galatea), Marcello, Schaunard and Colline (La Boheme), Conte Almaviva (Marriage of Figaro), Tonio (I Pagliacci), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) to name but a few. The move to the UK in 2007 not only impacted on a complete change of scenario in his life, but also facilitated the access to renowned music schools, influential teachers and beneficial contacts. As an Alumnus of the APS Opera Studio in London (2011), Victor has sung in master classes led by some of the most prominent names within the operatic scene, such as: Janice Chapman, Jonathan Hinden, Rebecca Evans, Mary King, Jonathan Cohen, Robin Newton, Olivia Fuchs, Robin Norton-Hale, Max Key and Stuart Barker. Victor's achievements opened doors to performances at Brazilian embassies in Asia, Middle East and Europe where he sang Schumann Liederkreiss op24, V. Williams Songs of Travel and Brazilian songs, with important media coverage and political significance. His humanitarian causes also took him to Palestine (2016), where, together with the Choir of London, he took part in a series of workshops for Palestinian children and concerts to raise awareness of the longest conflict in modern history. Victor has performed in all major concert halls and theatres in Brazil, including: Sala Sao Paulo, Teatro Municipal de Sao Paulo, Memorial da America Latina, Teatro Sao Pedro, Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and in London's Albert Hall, Festival Hall, Barbican, St James Piccadilly and St John's Smyth Square, in Spain's Palau de la Musica in Valencia and in Alicante, in Germany at the Laeiszhalle and at the new Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, at it is inauguration Festival, in 2017, the Rheingau Festival in Wiesbaden and most recently at the Nouveau Siecle Hall in Lille. Victor enjoys incorporating piano pieces and musical theatre repertoire to his schedule and not rarely includes performances of Bossa Nova and other modern Brazilian music in his recitals. His passion for music and his time working as a dentist made him an " average cook", however Victor is now practicing to bake cakes and frequently bring his samples to rehearsals, for the delight of his colleagues (or not!). At home, his piano (his first instrument) still keeps him company and reminds him that music is more than his fingers, his vocal cords, his body and soul, music is the engine that makes him breath.

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I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
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Classical, Baroque, Early music, Opera, Renaissance, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre
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Concert, Wedding, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Cruise
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Short performance (up to 15 min)£180
Up to 1 hour£240
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£700

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Kings T, 2 years ago

​"In excellent voice, Victor Sgarbi relishing his role as his character's passions raise." (Germont) - King's Head Theatre - La Traviata - British Theatre - Oct/18. "Victor Sgarbi gives sturdy performance. I thought there was visible conflict in Sgarbi’s eyes as he convinced Violetta to leave Elijah. It gave an extra dimension to the part of Sinclair, making him seem like a man in complex situation rather than your traditional evil and domineering father figure." King's Head Theatre - Traviata - Frank McHugh - Arthurs Seat - 7/10/18 "The ensemble numbers were rock solid and Victor Sgarbi as MP Sinclair (Germont) is a reliable slimeball - King's Head Theatre - La Traviata - Culture Whisper - Oct/18 "Victor Sgarbi blusters his way through as an MP driven by personal ambition that he dresses up with shreds of self-deluding guff about “making a difference”" -La Traviata - King's Head Theatre - Plays to See - 3/10/18 ​ "Sgarbi too has a voice well worth hearing: rich in tone, lucidly enunciated, and catching the overriding cynicism of this Spanish rake aptly and cleverly. He strutted to good effect, quite incapable of seeing the fiery doom his grotesque activities will land him in." Roderic Dunned 25/6/16.

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Carmina B, 4 years ago

"The young professional soloists ... Victor Sgarbi were outstanding, resulting in an overall performance of the highest standard." - 04/16 - Frome Times - Carmina Burana

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