vivica genaux live

now (14h30 EST 01-feb-2013),here or here
program: Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano, and Cappella Gabetta conducted by Andres Gabetta perform opera arias by Händel, Hasse and Vivaldi.

alternatively, you also tune in live (now, 14h EST) to Anke Vondung in Leipzig here
Anke Vondung, mezzo-soprano, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Lionel Bringuier perform
BERLIOZ: Le carnaval romain, Concert Overture op. 9/ Les nuits d’été op. 7.
ROUSSEL: Symphony No. 3 in G minor op. 42.
RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2.

– if everyone would speak French like Vivica, i would have NO problem understanding!! lovely concert, minus to _multiple_ abruption due to loss of signal, grrr… and yet her interview is all continuous…
– now onto Bajazet’s arias, really like.
– they’re clapping in unison, trying to get her out for encore…
– and encore she obliged, moooore charming French from Vivica. It’s the last concert of the tour, she’ll sing an aria from Bordeaux? or composed by a person from Bordeaux though she didn’t know his/her name? very beautiful all the same…
– radio host sounds quite fond of her, “divine”, “flamboyante”… was a very nice concert! too bad i missed the first bit of Handel + Hasse due to loooads of signal abruption.


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5 Responses to vivica genaux live

  1. Eyesometric says:

    Not sure if you had spotted this one from the same source ? …

  2. Al says:

    I am just back home from the concert:-)

    • thả diều says:

      wow! i jealous! she sounded in top form, lots and lots of energy. what was your impression? 🙂 . last time i saw her, she was talking and laughing a lot with the orchestra as well, having great fun in front of / with the audience/orchestra.

      • Al says:

        This is exactly my impression: she was vocally in top form and sang with amazing easiness these highly demanding arias. She has achieved such a level of artistry that her singing sounds very natural, effortless. She signed autographs at the end and was very friendly and smiling. La salle Gaveau is a small hall very suitable for baroque music – one can really hear and see the artists.

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