Véronique Gens - soprano
A prominent Baroque performer, soprano Véronique Gens has also become recognized as one of the world's finest singers of Mozartean repertoire.
Her success in the role of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at the Aix-en-Provence Festival with Claudio Abbado and Peter Brook took her to the major European opera houses and festivals. She has sung numerous concerts and recitals and made over 70 recordings. She has worked with some of the most prominent orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, Rome's Santa Cecilia, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Les Talens Lyriques under the baton of such conductors as Charles Dutoit, Louis Langrée, William Christie, Marc Minkowski, Wyung-Whun Chung, Ivor Bolton, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Daniel Harding, Christophe Rousset, Sir Neville Marriner, Marek Janowski, Thomas Hengelbrock and others.
Some of her most important engagements have included Don Giovanni in Barcelona, Madrid, Glyndebourne, Munich, Vienna, London and Paris, Clemenza di Tito in Dresden, Brussels and Barcelona, Così fan tutte in Tokyo and Baden-Baden, Cavalli's La Calisto in Munich, Paris and London, Pelléas et Mélisande at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Gluck's Alceste in Aix-en-Provence and Vienna, La Finta Giardiniera at the Salzburg Festival, Rameau's Castor et Pollux in Amsterdam, Iphigénie en Aulide in Brussels and Amsterdam, Iphigénie en Tauride at the Theater an der Wien, The Merry Widow in Lyon (available on DVD), Alice in Falstaff at the Baden-Baden Festival and in Nantes, Eva in a new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Liceu in Barcelona, as well as Agathe in Der Freischütz at the State Opera Berlin.
Véronique Gens was been nominated for the position of ‘Chevalier' by ‘L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres' and was ultimately awarded the position by the renowned ‘Légion d'honneur'.
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