Véronique Gens
Soprano

Season 17/18 Artist
© Marc Ribes Virgin Classics

After leading the field of Baroque music for many years, Véronique Gens is now one of the world’s most renowned performers of Mozart. The role of Donna Elvira at the Aix-en Provence Festival in a production conducted by Claudio Abbado and directed by Peter Brook opened the doors to all the major European opera houses. She has worked with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Charles Dutoit, Louis Langrée, William Christie, Marc Minkowski, Myung-Whun Chung, Ivor Bolton, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Daniel Harding, Christophe Rousset, Sir Neville Marriner, Marek Janowski, Thomas Hengelbrock etc. She has performed in Don Giovanni at the Liceu in Barcelone, at the Teatro Real in Madrid, at the Munich Bayerische Staatsoper, at the Glyndebourne Festival, at the Paris Opera, at the Vienna Staatsoper and at Covent Garden in London; La Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia) at the Dresden Semperoper, at the Liceu in Barcelone, at La Monnaie in Brussels, at the Teatro Real in Madrid and at the Vienna Staatsoper; Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi) in Tokyo and Baden-Baden, The Marriage of Figaro (La Comtesse) in Aix-en-Provence, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich; La Calisto (Giunone) in Munich, Paris and London, Pelléas et Mélisande (Mélisande) with Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Alceste at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and at the Vienna Staatsoper, La Finta Giardiniera at the Salzburg Festival, Iphigénie en Aulide in Brussels and Amsterdam, Iphigénie en Tauride at the Theater an der Wien, Niobe at Covent Garden, The Merry Widow with Lyon Opera (available on DVD), Falstaff (Alice) at the Bayerische Staatsoper, at the Baden-Baden Festival and in Nantes, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (Eva) in Barcelona, Dialogues des carmélites (Madame Lidoine) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées; Der Freischütz (Agathe) at the Berlin Staatsoper and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the title role in Alceste at the Paris Opera, the title role in La Belle Hélène at the Grand Theatre in Geneva, Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Countess (The Marriage of Figaro) at the Vienna Staatsoper etc. This season she is performing in Alceste and La Clemenza de Tito (Vitellia) at the Vienna Staatsoper and Dialogues des carmélites at La Monnaie in Brussels. She has also performed in numerous concerts and recitals in Amsterdam, Dresden, Munich, Copenhagen, Paris, Luxembourg, Lille, Versailles, Salzburg, Vienna, Lisbon, New York, at the Wigmore Hall in London, at the Tanglewood Festival etc. She has just recorded an album of music by Duparc, Chausson and Hahn entitled Néère.

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