After shining over the baroque stage for over a decade, Véronique Gens has achieved a strong international reputation and is now considered one of the best Mozart singers. One of her most prominent roles, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni staged by Peter Brook and conducted by Claudio Abbado at the Aix-en-Provence Festival earned her worldwide recognition.
Her repertoire includes the greatest Mozart parts (Donna Elvira, Contessa Almaviva, Vitellia, Fiordiligi...), famous roles from lyrical tragedies (Iphigénie en Tauride,
Iphigénie en Aulide, Alceste...) as well as later ones such as Alice Ford (Falstaff), Eva (Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Madame Lidoine (Dialogues des Carmélites), Hélène
(La Belle Hélène),Missia Palmeri (La Veuve Joyeuse).
Véronique Gens has performed on the most prestigious stages in the world: Covent Garden Royal Opera House, Staatsoper in Vienna, Opéra de Paris, Staatsoper in Munich, La Monnaie in Brussels, Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro Real in Madrid, Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, as well as at Festivals in Aix, Salzburg and Glyndebourne.
Véronique Gens is also in high demand as a concert singer and appears worldwide as a recitalist with French repertoire. Her album, Néère, with a selection of mélodies
francaises has received a 2016 Gramophone Award for Best Solo Vocal Disc. She has been promoted to the rank of Chevalier in the French order of Légion d'Honneur
as well as Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.
Her noteworthy projects include, Les Troyens and Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Paris Opera, Dialogues des Carmélites in Barcelona, L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Don Giovanni at the Wiener Staatsoper, She will also sing in concert with the Mitteldeutscher SinfonieOrchester for Le Poème de l’Amour et de la Mer, with the NHK Symphony Orchestra for La Mort de Cleopatre in Tokyo, with the Oslo Philharmonic and the Orchestre de Lyon for Shéhérazade.
- 24 Wednesday Oct, 2018
A French Songbook: Véronique Gens & Susan Manoff