Male Soprano Samuel Mariño to Make Australian Debut

By Afton Wooten

Venezuelan male soprano Samuel Mariño will make his Australian debut this fall with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.

In the concert series “The Soprano” Mariño will perform Baroque arias by Handel, Vivaldi, Montiverdi, Hasse, and Porpora. The concerts will take place at Sydney’s City Recital Hall on September 1 – 17  and at the Melbourne Recital Centre from September 8 – 11.

Mariño has been praised for his unique voice and performance style. He has sung much of the classical repertoire and has performed roles in early operas by Monteverdi, Handel, Porpora, Vivaldi, Hasse, Mozart, and Salieri. In 2022, Mariño released “Sopranista,” the first album to feature a male soprano singing arias that were traditional for female voices.

“I’ve always wanted to perform in Australia and am so excited to sing alongside the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and share my deep love of Baroque music with Australian audiences,” the soprano said in an official press statement. “Having admired the Brandenburg and the free spirit of its musicians, I feel privileged to have been asked by Paul Dyer to lend my voice to a beautiful program of Baroque arias.”