mezzo-Soprano Vivaca Genaux Performs in Denver Jan 29th

At long last, the thrilling mezzo-soprano VIVICA GENAUX will make her debut in Denver; on January 29, 2012, for the fourth stop on a series of concerts (6 in all) from coast to coast she appears with Europa Galante and Fabio Biondi highlighting their Grammy nominated all Vivaldi EMI/Virgin recording, "Pyrotechnics. This year the recording garnered Vivica her third Grammy nomination, as well as won the prestigious Echo Klassik award. The arias from the CD form the basis of the Denver concert; she, Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante have made four recordings together, indicated in red on the attached discography.

Vivica brings an athletic and vibrant energy to her singing, having established herself as a specialist in the music of the Baroque and bel canto periods. She just completed a set of concerts with Philharmonia Baroque in the Bay area. A compilation of the reviews (all raves) are at the bottom of this note.

Her proficient vocal technique and nimble dramatic prowess have been cause for celebration as she continues to tackle the heroes and heroines of Rossini, Hasse, Vivaldi, Haydn and Handel in fascinating and sophisticated productions around the world.

Despite her active operatic schedule, she nevertheless flourishes as a concert and recital singer. She has collaborated with almost every important Baroque ensemble, including the Akademie für Alte Musik, Les Violons du Roy, Cappella Gabetta, Les Talens Lyriques , Venice Baroque Orchestra, Concerto Köln, Il Complesso Barocco , Concerto Copenhagen and Europa Galante, amongst others. Furthermore, in recent seasons concert engagements have brought her to many unusual and distinguished venues including the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Château de Versailles, a variety of summer Festivals and the Haus für Mozart as a part of the Salzburger Pfingsten/Whitsun Festival.

A stylish and refined artist, Vivica is a charming as well as fascinating interviewee. Her insights into the esoteric aspects of Baroque performance, in tandem with her congenially urbane demeanor, speak to her immense and justified acclaim.

Vivica’s voice is an instrument of striking and limitless capabilities and can be heard on a number of recordings. During the 2010-2011 season, Hasse’s Sanctus Petrus et Sancta Maria Magdalena (Oehms Classics), a star studded Ercole, sul Termodonte (Virgin Classics), as well as a DVD capturing her live performance in Haydn’s Il Mondo della Luna (C Major) at the Theater an der Wien were released.

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