Véronique Gens


Véronique Gens first made a name for herself on the baroque stage before gaining international recognition as 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 Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the National Orchestra of France, the Saint Cecilia Orchestra in Rome, the Lyon Opera Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants under the direction of 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 her numerous operatic roles, the most notable are Don Giovani in Barcelona, Madrid, Glyndebourne, Munich, Paris, London and Vienna, LaClemenzadi Tito 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 et Melisande at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, and Glück 's Alcestis in Vienna. Véronique Gens has participated in more than seventy recordings, a number of which have been awarded international prizes: Mozart arias (Ivor Bolton - Diapason d'Or),Mélodiesfrançaises (Roger Vignobles - Choc de la musique), ....

Véronique Gens is also an Artiste Lyrique of the 1999 Victoires de la musique, Chevalier de l'Ordres des Arts et des Lettres and Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.

At the 10th edition of the Easter Festival she gave an unforgettable Mozart concert under the direction of Bruno Weil.


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