Vivica Genaux in Concert

Concert Performance

Vivica Genaux in Concert

Melbourne Recital Centre

Pinchgut Opera is delighted to bring Vivica Genaux to Melbourne in this extraordinary Melbourne-only concert event.

One of the world’s great mezzo-sopranos, Vivica Genaux, joins an ensemble of Australia’s finest early music musicians, led by the Helpmann Award winning Erin Helyard, for a jaw-dropping evening of Handel, Hasse, Vivaldi and other baroque contemporaries.

This concert promises to be the very best of baroque splendour with stunning melodic lines interspersed with Vivica’s most famous vocal pyrotechnics.

Vivica Genaux is a four-time Grammy-nominated artist who has appeared with some of the world’s most famous early music ensembles, including Europa Galante, Le Concert Spirituel, Les Talens Lyriques and Akademie für Alte Musik.

Hasse Overture to Cleofide
Hasse “Son qual misera colomba” from Cleofide
Broschi “Ombra fedele anchio” from Idaspe
Porpora “Come nave in ria tempesta” from Semiramide
Vivaldi Sinfonia in E minor RV 134
Handel “Ho perso il caro ben” from Il Parnasso in festa
Handel “Sta nell’Ircana pietrosa tana” from Alcina
Hasse Sinfonia in F major Op. 6 No. 1 
Vivaldi “Mentre dormi, amor fomenti” from L’Olimpiade
Vivaldi “Agitata da due venti” from Griselda
Porpora “Alto Giove” from Polifemo
Hasse Overture to Demofoonte
Vivaldi “Come in vano il mare irato” from Catone in Utica

Featuring Vivica Genaux
with Erin Helyard


Running time: approximately 2 hours

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