at the Bamberger Symphoniker
This L’isola disabitata…featured a young cast headed by star [mezzo-]soprano Vivica Genaux as moody big sister Constanza… …[This Haydn opera] is the highlight of this year’s Summer Nights Festival”
- Shirley Apthorp, The Financial Times, July 14, 2009
of her Antiope in Vivaldi’s ERCOLE SUL TERMODONTE
[Concert Performance with Europa Galante]
at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
The presentation at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées brilliantly bypasses the typical pitfalls [of performing Vivaldi’s operas]. With a distribution of voices of such high quality, the evening was dominated by [mention of Philippe Jaroussky,] the virtuosity of the American mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux, [mention of Roberta Invernizzi and Romina Basso]. The inherent vocal challenges were expertly realized by the cast…
- Antonin Durand, France-Soir, February 1, 2009
at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria
…at his [conductor Fabio Biondi’s] side an almost impeccable group of soloists: Vivica Genaux portrays the Amazon queen with a most characterful mezzo voice.
- A.U., Wiener Zeitung, January 27, 2009
The Amazons, Vivica Genaux (Antiope) and Emanuela Galli (Orizia), vented their vocal wrath with great fury.
- Walter Weidringer, Die Presse (Vienna), January 26, 2009
in Cracow, Poland
Among the opera’s Amazon characters, special mention must be given to the proud, stylish Antiope of Vivica Genaux.”
- Jacek Hawryluk, Polskie Radio/Gazeta.pl, January 26, 2009
Of her Teologia in Scarlatti’s Santissima Trinita
- at the Scarlatti Festival 2003, with Europa Galante
Among the cast, both the valiant [Roberta] Invernizzi and Vivica Genaux caused a sensation. The latter’s assured intonation, polished lower register and clear articulation of even the most intricate passages are certainly no surprise; in addition, she boasts Italian diction which most native singers might envy. Both Genaux and [Laura] Polverelli, who did not take part in the opera, deserve special praise for their good will in keeping an engagement which, due to funding bottlenecks, seemed uncertain until the last minute.“
- Carlo Vitali, Andante.com, October 2003
-at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées -Paris, with Europa Galante
Theology was sung by the dusky and virtuoso-voiced Vivica Genaux.
- Jacques Doucelin, Le Figaro, October 15, 2003