Véronique Gens


Véronique Gens first became known on baroque stages before gaining international recognition by singing Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) at the Aix-en-Provence festival under the direction of Claudio Abbado and Peter Brook.

She has sung with the greatest orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Baroque Orchestra of Friborg, the National Orchestra of France, Sainte Cécile in Rome, the Lyon Opera Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants conducted by Charles Dutoit, Louis Langrée, William Christie, Marc Minkowski, Myung-Whun Chung, Ivor Bolton, Daniel Harding, Christophe Rousset, Sir Neville Marriner, Marek Janowski, Thomas Hengelbrock, etc.

Among these many most notable opera roles are Don Giovanni in Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Glyndebourne, Munich, Paris, London and Vienna, The Clémence of Titus in Dresden, Brussels, Madrid and Barcelona, Cosi Fan Tutte in Tokyo and Baden-Baden, The Marriage of Figaro in Aix-en-Provence and Paris, Pelleas and Melisande at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Alceste of Glück in Vienna. Véronique Gens has taken part in more than seventy recordings and a number of them have been awarded international prizes: Mozart arias (Ivor Bolton- Diapason d'Or), Méfran lodiesçease (Roger Vignobles - Clash of music),….

Véronique Gens is also Lyric Artist of the Victoires de la Musique 1999, Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters and Knight of the Legion of Honor.

Present at 10e edition of the Easter festival, she gave an unforgettable Mozart concert under the direction of Bruno Weil.


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