Ian Sabourin


Canadian countertenor Ian Sabourin is known for his unique sound, powerful high notes, and diverse repertoire. He recently appeared as Ottone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with the Opėra de Montrėal (ODM), as soloist in Handel’s Solomon and Saul with the Ottawa Baroque Consort and Caelis Academy Ensemble, as alto soloist in Messiah with Musique Royale, and in the title role of Orlando (Handel) with Opera McGill. He has also performed with Ensemble Caprice, Harmonie des saisons, the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, and the Ottawa Bach Choir.

Ian has a Masters degree in Early Music from McGill University, and was a top 20 competitor in the 2021 Corneille Competition in Rouen, France. He is a member of the ODM’s 2023-2024 Atelier lyrique program, as its first-ever countertenor. Upcoming performances include solo roles in Mozart’s Requiem with the Orchestre classique de Montrėal and in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Peterborough Singers.

Equally at home in contemporary music, Ian is a baritone with the operatic trio LYRICO and can be heard on the group’s latest album A Very Operatic Christmas.