Vivica Genaux

Born in Fairbanks (United States).

Charismatic and captivating Alaska-born mezzo-soprano, Viviva Genaux is consistently praised for her extraordinary performances on the world’s great musical stages, not only for the technical command and beauty of her distinctive voice, but also for her compelling character portrayals. She is repeatedly hailed as one of the foremost interpreters of Baroque and bel canto music and her interest in and performances of this repertoire is constantly expanding.

Ms. Genaux continues to balance her appearances in the U.S. and abroad with operatic engagements, concerts and recitals in new venues and countries, as well as returns to sites of previous audience and critical triumphs. She adds three additional characters to her pantheon, one each by Handel, Hasse and Haydn. She also completes a recording and performs that same Vivaldi character, Antiope in the composer’s Ercole, on stage for the first time. Her roles now total forty-one, twenty-five of which are trouser-parts.

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A Voice Out of The Cold
Stefan Pannen, Claus Wischmann- 2004
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