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Vivica’s Vivacious Vivaldi

Vivica Genaux, c. Christian Steiner

Vivica Genaux, c. Christian Steiner

Baroque&Before, Thursday at 10:00 pm


She’s a headliner in opera houses around the world. WFMT presents coloratura Vivica Genaux who has sung the role of the fiery Rosina in The Barber of Seville with 21 different companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, on the next Baroque&Before.

Chicagoans heard her with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nicholas McGegan in February. The voice of this American mezzo is in demand – especially for Baroque repertoire, which is how this Sony recording artist came to perform in Poland’s Misteria Paschalia Festival.

This week Baroque&Before presents performances from Misteria Paschalia Festival in Krakow, Poland (recorded in March of 2013). Ms. Genaux, a native of Fairbanks, is joined by Europa Galante and conductor Fabio Biondi – they’ve released an Erato Disques CD of Vivaldi arias together, featured on WFMT’s The New Releases.

See video of Biondi, Europa Galante, and Vivica Genaux performing an aria by the brother of the famous castrato Farinelli.

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