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WATCH & LISTEN

Below are organized playlists of YouTube videos of Vivica’s operatic and concert performances as well as interviews held throughout her brilliant career. More videos will be added with time. Thus this page will always be a work-in-progress.

VIVICA AT ZANKEL HALL (2012)
with Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi, cond.

Broschi - Idaspe - "Qual guerriero in campo armato" Vivica Genaux
Broschi - Idaspe - "Qual guerriero in campo armato" Vivica Genaux
Riccardo Broschi: Idaspe, aria "Qual guerriero in campo armato", Vivica Genaux, Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi, conductor. New York, Carnegie Hall (Zankell Hall), February 2, 2012.
Vivaldi: Catone in Utica - "Come in vano il mare irato" - Vivica Genaux
Vivaldi: Catone in Utica - "Come in vano il mare irato" - Vivica Genaux
Antonio Vivaldi: Catone in Utica, aria "Come in vano il mare irato", Vivica Genaux, Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi, conductor. New York, Carnegie Hall (Zankell Hall), February 2, 2012.
Vivaldi: Griselda "Agitata da due venti" Vivica Genaux
Vivaldi: Griselda "Agitata da due venti" Vivica Genaux
Antonio Vivaldi: Griselda, aria "Agitata da due venti", Vivica Genaux, Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi, conductor. New York, Carnegie Hall (Zankell Hall), February 2, 2012.
 

VIVICA SINGS SOME OF HER HEROINE ROLES

Vivica Genaux - Carmen.
Vivica Genaux - Carmen.
American coloratura mezzo soprano Vivica Genaux in Carmen. September 2012. Rouen, France. Her diction and her command of French are just dazzling!
Finale from Pittsburgh Opera's LA CENERENTOLA (CINDERELLA): Vivica Genaux in "Non piu mesta"
Finale from Pittsburgh Opera's LA CENERENTOLA (CINDERELLA): Vivica Genaux in "Non piu mesta"
In this video from final dress rehearsal of Pittsburgh Opera's production of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA (CINDERELLA), Cinderella (Vivica Genaux) has forgiven her family for their cruelty, has married Prince Ramiro, and declares that her days of sitting by the fire are over, in the showpiece aria "Non piu mesta" that concludes this funny, colorful production. Antony Walker conducts the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and Chorus in a production directed by Kristine McIntyre.
Rossini: La Cenerentola (Genaux, Kelly, Spagnoli, Corbelli, D'Arcangelo)(2003)
Rossini: La Cenerentola (Genaux, Kelly, Spagnoli, Corbelli, D'Arcangelo)(2003)
Conductor -- Evelino Pidò Cinderella -- Vivica Genaux Don Ramiro -- Paul Austin Kelly Dandini -- Pietro Spagnoli Don Magnifico -- Alessandro Corbelli Clorinda -- Carla di Censo Tisbe -- Nidia Palacios Alidoro -- Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
Rossina's aria - The Barber of Seville at The Dallas Oper
Rossina's aria - The Barber of Seville at The Dallas Oper
Vivica Genaux as Rossina in The Barber of Seville. Performed during the 2006-2007 Dallas Opera season.
 

VIVICA SINGS SOME OF HER TROUSER ROLES

Vivaldi: Farnace - "Quell'usignollo" - Vivica Genaux - Strasbourg - 2012
Vivaldi: Farnace - "Quell'usignollo" - Vivica Genaux - Strasbourg - 2012
Antonio Vivaldi: Farnace. Vivica Genaux singing Gilade aria "No, ch'amor non e fallo in cor guerriero... Quell'usignolo che innamorato" Max Emanuel Cencic (Farnace) Mary Ellen Nesi (Berenice) Ruxandra Donose (Tamiri) Carol Garcia (Selinda) Vivica Genaux (Gilade) Emiliano Gonzalez Toro(Aquilio) Daniel Behle (Pompeo) Danse : Erika Bouvard (Gilade), Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin, Chœurs de l'Opéra national du Rhin, Michel Capperon (direction) Orchestre Concerto Koln, George Petrou (Conductor) Strasbourg, May 24, 2012. Broadcast by Arte Live Web. Italian: No, ch'amor non e fallo in cor guerriero. Anzi all'eroiche impresse stimolo di valore al pari della gloria e spesso amore. Contro la mia diletta Berenice non s'armi, o in pena attenda ch'io crudelta per crudelta le renda Quell' usignolo che innamorato Se canta solo tra fronda e fronda Spiega del fato la crudeltà. S'ode pietoso nel bosco ombroso Che gli risponde con lieto core Di ramo in ramo cantando va. Spanish: El ruiseñor enamorado que canta solo en medio de la fronda va relatando la crueldad del destino. Se oye en el bosque umbrío quién compasivo le responde con el corazón alegre; de rama en rama cantando va. English: No, love is no defect in a soldier's heart. On the contrary, love is often as strong a spur as glory to bravery in heroic exploits. Berenice shall not act against my beloved, otherwise she must expect me to match crudelty for crudelty. That nightingale who, enamoured, Sings alone among the leaves, Proclaims the cruelty of fate. If in the shady wood he hears a sympathetic Answering call, from branch to branch With happy heart he sings away.
ARIODANTE Probenauszug Theater an der Wien
ARIODANTE Probenauszug Theater an der Wien
Premiere am 16.09.08 im Theater an der Wien | ARIODANTE | Dramma per musica in drei Akten, HWV 33 (1735) MUSIK VON GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL TEXT NACH DEM LIBRETTO GINEVRA, PRINCIPESSA DI SCOZIA VON ANTONIO SALVI In italienischer Sprache mit deutschen Übertiteln Musikalische Leitung Christophe Rousset Inszenierung & Bühne Lukas Hemleb Kostüme Marc Audibet Licht Dominique Bruguière Choreographie Thomas Stache Ariodante Caitlin Hulcup Ginevra Danielle de Niese Il Re Luca Pisaroni Lurcanio Topi Lehtipuu Dalinda Maria Grazia Schiavo Polinesso Vivica Genaux Odoardo Martin Mairinger TänzerInnen Akos Hargitay, Pavel Strasil, Amadeus Berauer, Magali Lesueur, Audrey Aubert, Liza Alpizar Aguilar, Helga Wretman Les Talens Lyriques Arnold Schoenberg Chor (Ltg. Erwin Ortner)Koproduktion mit dem Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris
Se l'inganno - Vivica Genaux LIVE 2008 - Handel - Ariodante
Se l'inganno - Vivica Genaux LIVE 2008 - Handel - Ariodante
LIVE from Vienna, 22nd October 2008 http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uhS2yNEvu5w Christophe Rousset - Les Talens Lyriques Aria of POLINESSO ************ Se l'inganno sortisce felice Io detesto per sempre virtù. Chi non vuoi se non quello, che lice, vive sempre infelice quaggiù. ************ If deception proves successful, I will forever shun honesty. He who desires only what is right is always unlucky in this world. ************ I've uploaded 2 arias: 1. Se l'inganno http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=1AXxYaztcQs 2. Coperta la frode http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=9q8tFORqi-c Total Cast of this production Ariodante Caitlin Hulcup (replacing Angelika Kirchschlager) Ginevra Danielle de Niese Il Re Luca Pisaroni Lurcanio Topi Lehtipuu Dalinda Maria Grazia Schiavo Polinesso Vivica Genaux Odoardo Martin Mairinger Co-produktion with Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, it was performed there in March 2007 with Ariodante = Kirchschlager (wienerfr has uploaded all important arias from Paris 2007) The scores for hillevifan's singing lessons: http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/0001/bsb00016930/images/
Steven White conducts Siege of Corinth (Vivica Genaux sings Non temer d'un basso affetto)
Steven White conducts Siege of Corinth (Vivica Genaux sings Non temer d'un basso affetto)
Steven White conducts Non temer d'un basso affetto from L'ssedio di Corinto (originally from Maometto II) Vivica Genaux is Neocle. Elizabeth Bachman is the stage director.
Vivica Genaux sings Romeo entrance aria in Bellini I capuleti e i montecchi
Vivica Genaux sings Romeo entrance aria in Bellini I capuleti e i montecchi
Minnesota, 2001 Vivica Genaux - Romeo
Alahor in Granata - G. Donizetti (subt. castellano)
Alahor in Granata - G. Donizetti (subt. castellano)
Simone Alaimo; Patrizia Pace; Vivica Genaux; Juan Diego Florez; Dtor. Josep Pons;
 

WHAT NOW, SEMYON? - an opera for Vivica Genaux, ca. 1998

What Now, Semyon? Opera by Ravonna Martin for Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano part 1
What Now, Semyon? Opera by Ravonna Martin for Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano part 1
A one act opera,(story,libretto and music by Ravonna Martin) based on the real life of Russian Refusnik, Semyon Livshits. A journalist, played by Ms Genaux becomes emotionally involved with the falsely accused man who she never met but helped saved through her writing. Mr. Livshits was actually released from the russian gulag near Vladivostok prior to the opera's premiere in 1996. Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.
What Now, Semyon? Opera by Ravonna Martin for Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano part 2
What Now, Semyon? Opera by Ravonna Martin for Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano part 2
Story, Libretto and Music by Ravonna Martin. Premiered by Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, 1996. Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano.
What Now, Semyon? Opera by Ravonna Martin for Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano part 3
What Now, Semyon? Opera by Ravonna Martin for Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano part 3
Story, Libretto and Music by Ravonna Martin. Premiered by Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, 1996. Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano
What Now, Semyon? Opera by Ravonna Martin for Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano part 4
What Now, Semyon? Opera by Ravonna Martin for Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano part 4
Story, Libretto and Music by Ravonna Martin. Premiered by Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, 1996. Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano
What Now, Semyon? Opera by Ravonna Martin for Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano part 5
What Now, Semyon? Opera by Ravonna Martin for Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano part 5
Story, Libretto and Music by Ravonna Martin. Premiered by Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, 1996. Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano
 

VIVICA IN CONCERT: HANDEL ARIAS

Handel: Agrippina - "Come nube" - Vivica Genaux - Paris 2013
Handel: Agrippina - "Come nube" - Vivica Genaux - Paris 2013
Handel: Agrippina, Vivica Genaux sings Nerone aria "Come nube che fugge dal vento", Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, May 15, 2013. Ann Hallenberg (Agrippina) Vivica Genaux (Nerone) Maria Espada (Poppea) Carlos Mena (Ottone) Luigi di Donato (Claudio) José Hernández Pastor (Narciso) Enrique Sánchez Ramos (Pallante) Elías Benito Arranz (Lesbo); Al Ayre Español Eduardo López Banzo, Conductor Nerone: Come nube che fugge dal vento abbandono sdegnato quel volto. Il mio foco nel seno già spento, di questalma già il laccio è disciolto. -------- Like a cloud that flies from the wind, I forsake, disdained, her face. The fire within my breast is now extinguished, my heart is free from its chains.
Handel: Agrippina - "Quando invita la donna" - Vivica Genaux - Paris 2013
Handel: Agrippina - "Quando invita la donna" - Vivica Genaux - Paris 2013
Handel: Agrippina, Vivica Genaux sings Nerone aria "Quando invita la donna l'amante", Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, May 15, 2013. Ann Hallenberg (Agrippina) Vivica Genaux (Nerone) Maria Espada (Poppea) Carlos Mena (Ottone) Luigi di Donato (Claudio) José Hernández Pastor (Narciso) Enrique Sánchez Ramos (Pallante) Elías Benito Arranz (Lesbo); Al Ayre Español Eduardo López Banzo, Conductor "Quando invita la donna l'amante è vicino damore il piacer. Il dir: vieni ad un istante, egli è un dir: vieni a goder!
Vivica Genaux Alcina Mi lusingha il dolce affetto
Vivica Genaux Alcina Mi lusingha il dolce affetto
Vivica Genaux Haendel's Alcina - Gran Teatro del Liceu
Dopo Notte - Vivica Genaux LIVE - Ariodante - Handel
Dopo Notte - Vivica Genaux LIVE - Ariodante - Handel
LIVE in Lyon, France 5th dec 2008 with Concerto Köln VIVIVCA GENAUX - Mezzosoprano G.F. Handel - Ariodante Aria of ARIODANTE *************************** Dopo notte, atra e funesta, splende in Ciel più vago il sole, e di gioia empie la terra. Mentre in orrida tempesta il mio legno è quasi assorto, giunge in porto, e'l lido afferra. *************************** After black and gloomy night the sun shines more radiantly in the sky and fills the earth with joy. Whereas in the fearful tempest my barque was almost enguelfed, now it has entered harbour and reached the shore. *************************** *************************** I've uploaded from this concert - Dopo Notte (THANK YOU VIVICA) 1st version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cMW6JWCwvxM encore version by wienerfr: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BRk-TbaXTQA - Sta nell'Ircana http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4AUXsFmXWKM - L'angue offeso http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hLeC_xQun6c - Cara speme http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ouDX1XtN-ik *************************** Website of Vivica Genaux: http://vivicagenaux.com/ Website of Concerto Köln: http://www.concerto-koln.com/concerts_calender.php?main=concerts&sub=&ref=&lang=eng ***************************
Sta nell'ircana - Vivica Genaux LIVE - Alcina - Handel
Sta nell'ircana - Vivica Genaux LIVE - Alcina - Handel
LIVE in Lyon, France 5th dec 2008 with Concerto Köln VIVIVCA GENAUX - Mezzosoprano G.F. Handel - Giulio Cesare Aria of RUGGIERO *************************** Sta nell'Ircana pietrosa tana tigre sdegnosa, e incerta pende, se parte, o attende il cacciator. Dal teso strale guardar si vuole; ma poi la prole lascia in periglio. Freme e l'assale desio di sangue, pietà del figlio; poi vince amor. *************************** In a stony lair in Hyrcania, there lurks an angry tigress; she hesitates, uncertain whether to flee or await the hunter. She longs to save herself from the arrow's thrust but this would leave her offspring undefended. She shudders and is assailed both by lust for blood and fear for her young, but love triumphs. *************************** *************************** I've uploaded from this concert - Dopo Notte (THANK YOU VIVICA) 1st version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cMW6JWCwvxM encore version by wienerfr: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BRk-TbaXTQA - Sta nell'Ircana http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4AUXsFmXWKM - L'angue offeso http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hLeC_xQun6c - Cara speme http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ouDX1XtN-ik *************************** Website of Vivica Genaux: http://vivicagenaux.com/ Website of Concerto Köln: http://www.concerto-koln.com/concerts_calender.php?main=concerts&sub=&ref=&lang=eng ***************************
Cara speme - Vivica Genaux LIVE - Giulio Cesare - Handel
Cara speme - Vivica Genaux LIVE - Giulio Cesare - Handel
LIVE in Lyon, France 5th dec 2008 with Concerto Köln VIVIVCA GENAUX - Mezzosoprano G.F. Handel - Giulio Cesare Aria of SESTO *************************** Cara speme, questo core tu cominci a lusingar. Par che il ciel presti favore i miei torti a vendicar. *************************** Dear hope, you begin to comfort my heart, since heaven favours me in avenging my wrongs. *************************** *************************** I've uploaded from this concert - Dopo Notte (THANK YOU VIVICA) 1st version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cMW6JWCwvxM encore version by wienerfr: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BRk-TbaXTQA - Sta nell'Ircana http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4AUXsFmXWKM - L'angue offeso http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hLeC_xQun6c - Cara speme http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ouDX1XtN-ik *************************** Website of Vivica Genaux: http://vivicagenaux.com/ Website of Concerto Köln: http://www.concerto-koln.com/concerts_calender.php?main=concerts&sub=&ref=&lang=eng ***************************
L'angue offeso - Vivica Genaux LIVE - Giulio Cesare - Handel
L'angue offeso - Vivica Genaux LIVE - Giulio Cesare - Handel
LIVE in Lyon, France 5th dec 2008 with Concerto Köln VIVIVCA GENAUX - Mezzosoprano G.F. Handel - Giulio Cesare Aria of SESTO *************************** L'angue offeso mai riposa, se il veleno pria non spande dentro il sangue all'offensor. Così l'alma mia non osa di mostrarsi altera e grande, se non svelle l'empio cor. *************************** The angered snake never rests until it has spilled its poison into its tormentor's blood. So my soul cannot dare to call itself noble or great till it has torn out that evil heart. *************************** *************************** I've uploaded from this concert - Dopo Notte (THANK YOU VIVICA) 1st version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cMW6JWCwvxM encore version by wienerfr: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BRk-TbaXTQA - Sta nell'Ircana http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4AUXsFmXWKM - L'angue offeso http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hLeC_xQun6c - Cara speme http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ouDX1XtN-ik *************************** Website of Vivica Genaux: http://vivicagenaux.com/ Website of Concerto Köln: http://www.concerto-koln.com/concerts_calender.php?main=concerts&sub=&ref=&lang=eng ***************************
Vivica Genaux LIVE in Basel 2008: Dopo Notte
Vivica Genaux LIVE in Basel 2008: Dopo Notte
A concert called "Baroque Bravura Arias" on 31 May 2008 conducted by A. Marcon, La Cetra Barockorchester Vivica Genaux sings Ariodante's "Dopo Notte" Listen to THIS da capo!! How fearlessly she goes into the most intricate cadenzas, adds a firework of decorations, ends with her unique trills ... the celebration of true baroque bel canto! Actually, Vivica Genaux is not visible here. There's another video from 1/2 year later: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cMW6JWCwvxM ************************ Dopo notte, atra e funesta, splende in Ciel più vago il sole, e di gioia empie la terra. Mentre in orrida tempesta il mio legno è quasi assorto, giunge in porto, e'l lido afferra. ************************ After black and gloomy night the sun shines more radiantly in the sky and fills the earth with joy. Whereas in the fearful tempest my barque was almost enguelfed, now it has entered harbour and reached the shore. ************************
 

VIVICA IN CONCERT: VIVALDI ARIAS

Vivica Genaux sings "Sorge l'irato" from Vivaldi's Orlando Furioso. Gregory Buchalter, conductor
Vivica Genaux sings "Sorge l'irato" from Vivaldi's Orlando Furioso. Gregory Buchalter, conductor
Maestro Gregory Buchalter conducts Opera Fairbanks Gala Concert celebrating Alaska's 50 years of statehood. May 22, 2009. Live from Hering Auditorium, Fairbanks, Alaska. Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano. "Sorge l'irato" from Antonio Vivaldi's opera Orlando Furioso (First performance: 1727, Venice). Two camera edit.
Vivica Genaux Concert Koln
Vivica Genaux Concert Koln
Vivica Genaux, "Agitata da due venti", Griselda, Vivaldi, live on French TV
Vivica Genaux, "Agitata da due venti", Griselda, Vivaldi, live on French TV
Vivica Genaux sings the aria "Agitata da due Venti" from Griselda, opera from Vivaldi. Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet. This was a live broadcast on French TV France 3 from Opéra Berlioz in Montpellier, France, for the "17e Victoires de la musique classique", 17th Classical Music Awards on February 8 2010.
Vivica Genaux - Vivaldi 'Pyrotechnics'
Vivica Genaux - Vivaldi 'Pyrotechnics'
Vivica GENAUX - Vivaldi 'Pyrotechnics', opera arias Europa Galante / Fabio Biondi CD available on: http://bit.ly/Vivaldi-Pyrotechnicsarias Vivica Genaux, completes recording of Vivaldis opera Bajazet, follows her 2006 solo recital of Handel and Hasse with this brilliant new programme of Vivaldi arias, some never before recorded . The dazzling arias in this programme some of which have never been recorded or, indeed, performed in concert illustrate the different phases and forms of Vivaldian pyrotechnics, exploring every emotion and the most diverse dramatic situations, and continually varying instrumentation, tonality and tempo. The composer of the Four Seasons, flamboyant as ever, sets his unique operatic stamp.
Vivica Genaux in Bozar
Vivica Genaux in Bozar
A big event at the Centre for Fine Arts in Belgium ! The world premiere, on 22 December, of two previously unknown arias by Vivaldi and three others by composers who were contemporaries of the "Red Priest"(Antonio Vivaldi). This Venetian music will be brought to life by an excellent, 100%- baroque ensemble, Les Agrémens, conducted by Guy Van Waas, and a US mezzo-soprano who has been making waves, Vivica Genaux ! I was completely impressed !!! http://www.bozar.be/activity.php?id=10704&selectiondate=2010-12-22
 

VIVICA IN CONCERT: ROSSINI ARIAS + “STABAT MATER”

Vivica Genaux
Vivica Genaux
Em maio a Cultura Artística apresentou a mezzosoprano Vivica Genaux com o Concerto Köln, na Sala São Paulo. Para quem não pode estar presente, aqui estão imagens recentes desta grande mezzo em um concerto beneficente na Alemanha.
Mura Felici (Rossini's Donna del Lago) - Vivica Genaux (live)
Mura Felici (Rossini's Donna del Lago) - Vivica Genaux (live)
Vivica Genaux sings Malcom's aria "Mura Felici...O Quante Lagrime" from Rossini's opera La Donna del Lago. Here she debuts at the London Proms, under the skilled hand of conductor Gianandrea Noseda. August 06,2009 There is also an interview of Vivica right after this perofrmance on Youtube. (watch it here: /watch?v=TgV7ziJMDnI) DISCLAIMER: I OWN NOTHING.
Rossini: Sancta Mater (Stabat Mater)
Rossini: Sancta Mater (Stabat Mater)
Patrizia Ciofi : soprano, Vivica Genaux : mezzo-soprano, Arturo Chacón-Cruz : ténor, Mirco Palazzi : basse, Choeur de Radio France (Dir. musical : Matthias Brauer), Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France Dir. Myung Whun Chung St. Denis 28 June 2011
Rossini: Fac ut portem (Stabat Mater)
Rossini: Fac ut portem (Stabat Mater)
Patrizia Ciofi : soprano, Vivica Genaux : mezzo-soprano, Arturo Chacón-Cruz : ténor, Mirco Palazzi : basse, Choeur de Radio France (Dir. musical : Matthias Brauer), Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France Dir. Myung Whun Chung St. Denis 28 June 2011
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater - Talens Lyriques (Complete)
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater - Talens Lyriques (Complete)
This (complete) performance of Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater" is from a concert given at Saint Denis on June 23rd 2009 by Les Talens Lyriques conducted by Christophe Rousset, The soloists were Sabina Puertolas (Soprano) and Vivica Genaux (Mezzosoprano). Stabat mater Stabat mater dolorosa Iuxta crucem lacrimosa, Dum pendebat Filius. Cuius animam gementem, Contristatam et dolentem, Pertransivit gladius. O quam tristis et afflicta Fuit illa benedicta Mater unigeniti. Quae moerebat et dolebat, Pia mater, cum videbat Nati poenas inclyti. Quis est homo, qui non fleret, Christi matrem si videret In tanto supplicio? Quis non posset contristari, Christi matrem comtemplari Dolentem cum Filio? Pro peccatis suae gentis Vidit Iesum in tormentis Et flagellis subditum. Vidit suum dulcem Natum Moriendo desolatum, Dum emisit spiritum. Eia mater, fons amoris, Me sentire vim doloris Fac, ut tecum lugeam. Fac ut ardeat cor meum In amando Christum Deum, Ut sibi complaceam. Sancta mater, istud agas Crucifixi fige plagas cordi meo valide. Tui Nati vulnerari Tam dignati pro me pati Poenas mecum divide. Fac me vere tecum flere, Crucifixo condolere Donec ego vixero. Iuxta crucem tecum stare, Et me tibi sociare, In planctu desidero. Virgo virginum praeclara, Mihi iam non sis amara, Fac me tecum plangere. Fac, ut portem Christi mortem Passionis fac consortem Et plagas recolere. Fac me plagis vulnerari Cruce hac inebriari Ob amorem Filii. Inflammatus et accensus Per te, Virgo, sim defensus In die iudicii. Fac me cruce custodiri Morte Christi praemuniri Confoveri gratia. Quando corpus morietur Fac, ut animae donetur Paradisi gloria. Amen. English Translation The mother was standing sorrowfully next to the cross, tearful as her Son was hanging. Whose soul, groaning, sad and sorrowful, the sword has pierced through. Oh, how miserable and afflicted was that blessed mother of an only Son. She lamented and grieved, the holy mother, when she saw the pains of her glorious Son. Who is the man that would not weep were he to see the mother of Christ in such distress? Who would not be made sad at the thought of Christ's mother grieving with her Son? For the sins of his people she saw Jesus subjected to torments and lashes. She saw her sweet Son dying, deserted as he gave up his spirit. O mother, thou fount of love, make me feel the force of your grief so that I may mourn with you. Make my heart burn with love for Christ the God so that I may be reconciled with him. Holy mother, grant this favour, imprint the wounds of the Crucified deeply within my heart. Your wounded Son, who deigned to suffer so much for me, may he share his pains with me. Let me truly weep with you, and suffer with the Crucified as long as I live. To stand beside you at the cross and join with you in lamentation, is my desire. O Virgin, pre-eminent among virgins, do not be bitter towards me, let me weep with you. Let me bear the death of Christ, let me share in his passion, and contemplate his wounds. Let me be wounded with his wounds, intoxicated by the cross and the blood of your Son. Though I burn and am aflame, may I be defended by you, O Virgin, on the day of judgement. Let me be protected by the cross, fortified by the death of Christ, strengthened by grace. When my body dies, let my soul be granted the glory of paradise. Amen. Structure: Much of the work's music is based on Pergolesi's setting of the Dies Irae. It's divided into twelve movements, each of which is named after its incipit. 1. "Stabat Mater Dolorosa" Grave, F minor, common time; duet 2. "Cujus animam gementem" Andante amoroso, C minor, 3/8; soprano aria 3. "O quam tristis et afflicta" Larghetto, G minor, common time; duet 4. "Quae moerebat et dolebat" Allegro, C minor, 2/4; alto aria 5. "Quis est homo" Largo, C minor, common time; duet — "Pro peccatis suae gentis..." Allegro, C minor, 6/8 6. "Vidit suum dulcem natum" Tempo giusto, F minor, common time; soprano aria 7. "Eja mater fons amoris" Andantino, C minor, 3/8; alto aria 8. "Fac ut ardeat cor meum" Allegro, G minor, cut common time; duet 9. "Sancta mater, istud agas" Tempo giusto, C minor, common time; duet 10. "Fac ut portem Christi mortem" Largo, G minor, common time; alto aria 11. "Inflammatus et accensus" Allegro ma non troppo, G minor, common time; duet 12. "Quando corpus morietur" Largo assai, F minor, common time; duet — "Amen..." Presto assai, F minor, common time. markfromireland
 

VIVICA IN CONCERT: ARIAS FOR FARINELLI

Vivica Genaux LIVE in Basel 2008: Qual Guerriero
Vivica Genaux LIVE in Basel 2008: Qual Guerriero
A concert called "Baroque Bravura Arias" on 31 May 2008 conducted by A. Marcon, La Cetra Barockorchester Vivica Genaux sings Farinelli's exhibitionistic showpiece of virtuosity: Qual Guerriero in Campo Armato This time with Andrea Marcon and La Cetra Barockorchester. Sorry for the poor audio quality, it is only my private rec with my numeric camera, I do unfortunately not know of an official/professional recording of this concert. The aria is on Vivica Genaux' Farinelli CD (2002) with R. Jacobs and on Bajazet/Vivaldi CD/DVD (2005) with F. Biondi plus several live versions on youtube. "Farinelli had a penetrating, full, hefty, bright and even soprano voice. His intonation was pure his trill beautiful, his chest extraordinarily strong in its breath control and his throat highly fluent; so that he could negotiate the most widely-spaced intervals rapidly and with the greatest ease and skill." [J. Quantz, 1755] ************************ Qual guerriero in campo armato pien di forza e di valore, nel mio cor innamorato sdegno e amor fanno battaglia. Il timor del dubbio evento, il dolore ed il cimiento l'alma mia confonde e abbaglia. ************************ As a warrior in the field, is filled with strength and courage, so in my enamoured heart disdain and love are at war. Fear of the dubious outcome, the pain and the conflict cause confusion and bewilderment in my heart. ************************
 

VIVICA IN CONCERT: WITH CONCERTO KOLN

Vivica Genaux Concert Koln
Vivica Genaux Concert Koln
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater - Talens Lyriques (Complete)
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater - Talens Lyriques (Complete)
This (complete) performance of Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater" is from a concert given at Saint Denis on June 23rd 2009 by Les Talens Lyriques conducted by Christophe Rousset, The soloists were Sabina Puertolas (Soprano) and Vivica Genaux (Mezzosoprano). Stabat mater Stabat mater dolorosa Iuxta crucem lacrimosa, Dum pendebat Filius. Cuius animam gementem, Contristatam et dolentem, Pertransivit gladius. O quam tristis et afflicta Fuit illa benedicta Mater unigeniti. Quae moerebat et dolebat, Pia mater, cum videbat Nati poenas inclyti. Quis est homo, qui non fleret, Christi matrem si videret In tanto supplicio? Quis non posset contristari, Christi matrem comtemplari Dolentem cum Filio? Pro peccatis suae gentis Vidit Iesum in tormentis Et flagellis subditum. Vidit suum dulcem Natum Moriendo desolatum, Dum emisit spiritum. Eia mater, fons amoris, Me sentire vim doloris Fac, ut tecum lugeam. Fac ut ardeat cor meum In amando Christum Deum, Ut sibi complaceam. Sancta mater, istud agas Crucifixi fige plagas cordi meo valide. Tui Nati vulnerari Tam dignati pro me pati Poenas mecum divide. Fac me vere tecum flere, Crucifixo condolere Donec ego vixero. Iuxta crucem tecum stare, Et me tibi sociare, In planctu desidero. Virgo virginum praeclara, Mihi iam non sis amara, Fac me tecum plangere. Fac, ut portem Christi mortem Passionis fac consortem Et plagas recolere. Fac me plagis vulnerari Cruce hac inebriari Ob amorem Filii. Inflammatus et accensus Per te, Virgo, sim defensus In die iudicii. Fac me cruce custodiri Morte Christi praemuniri Confoveri gratia. Quando corpus morietur Fac, ut animae donetur Paradisi gloria. Amen. English Translation The mother was standing sorrowfully next to the cross, tearful as her Son was hanging. Whose soul, groaning, sad and sorrowful, the sword has pierced through. Oh, how miserable and afflicted was that blessed mother of an only Son. She lamented and grieved, the holy mother, when she saw the pains of her glorious Son. Who is the man that would not weep were he to see the mother of Christ in such distress? Who would not be made sad at the thought of Christ's mother grieving with her Son? For the sins of his people she saw Jesus subjected to torments and lashes. She saw her sweet Son dying, deserted as he gave up his spirit. O mother, thou fount of love, make me feel the force of your grief so that I may mourn with you. Make my heart burn with love for Christ the God so that I may be reconciled with him. Holy mother, grant this favour, imprint the wounds of the Crucified deeply within my heart. Your wounded Son, who deigned to suffer so much for me, may he share his pains with me. Let me truly weep with you, and suffer with the Crucified as long as I live. To stand beside you at the cross and join with you in lamentation, is my desire. O Virgin, pre-eminent among virgins, do not be bitter towards me, let me weep with you. Let me bear the death of Christ, let me share in his passion, and contemplate his wounds. Let me be wounded with his wounds, intoxicated by the cross and the blood of your Son. Though I burn and am aflame, may I be defended by you, O Virgin, on the day of judgement. Let me be protected by the cross, fortified by the death of Christ, strengthened by grace. When my body dies, let my soul be granted the glory of paradise. Amen. Structure: Much of the work's music is based on Pergolesi's setting of the Dies Irae. It's divided into twelve movements, each of which is named after its incipit. 1. "Stabat Mater Dolorosa" Grave, F minor, common time; duet 2. "Cujus animam gementem" Andante amoroso, C minor, 3/8; soprano aria 3. "O quam tristis et afflicta" Larghetto, G minor, common time; duet 4. "Quae moerebat et dolebat" Allegro, C minor, 2/4; alto aria 5. "Quis est homo" Largo, C minor, common time; duet — "Pro peccatis suae gentis..." Allegro, C minor, 6/8 6. "Vidit suum dulcem natum" Tempo giusto, F minor, common time; soprano aria 7. "Eja mater fons amoris" Andantino, C minor, 3/8; alto aria 8. "Fac ut ardeat cor meum" Allegro, G minor, cut common time; duet 9. "Sancta mater, istud agas" Tempo giusto, C minor, common time; duet 10. "Fac ut portem Christi mortem" Largo, G minor, common time; alto aria 11. "Inflammatus et accensus" Allegro ma non troppo, G minor, common time; duet 12. "Quando corpus morietur" Largo assai, F minor, common time; duet — "Amen..." Presto assai, F minor, common time. markfromireland
Le bis de Vivica Genaux au festival de Montpellier
Le bis de Vivica Genaux au festival de Montpellier
la Mezzo Soprane Vivica Genaux avec le Concerto Köln en bis au Festival de Montpellier
Vivica Genaux
Vivica Genaux
Em maio a Cultura Artística apresentou a mezzosoprano Vivica Genaux com o Concerto Köln, na Sala São Paulo. Para quem não pode estar presente, aqui estão imagens recentes desta grande mezzo em um concerto beneficente na Alemanha.
 

VIVICA IN CONCERT: PERGOLESI’S “STABAT MATER”

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (part 1)
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (part 1)
Saint Denis 23 june 2009 Pergolesi: Stabat Mater Soprano: Sabina Puertolas Mezzosoprano: Vivica Genaux Les Talens Lyriques Christophe Rousset
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (part 2)
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (part 2)
Saint Denis 23 june 2009 Pergolesi: Stabat Mater Soprano: Sabina Puertolas Mezzosoprano: Vivica Genaux Les Talens Lyriques Christophe Rousset
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (part 3)
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (part 3)
Saint Denis 23 june 2009 Pergolesi: Stabat Mater Soprano: Sabina Puertolas Mezzosoprano: Vivica Genaux Les Talens Lyriques Christophe Rousset
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (part 4)
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (part 4)
Saint Denis 23 june 2009 Pergolesi: Stabat Mater Soprano: Sabina Puertolas Mezzosoprano: Vivica Genaux Les Talens Lyriques Christophe Rousset
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (part 5)
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (part 5)
Saint Denis 23 june 2009 Pergolesi: Stabat Mater Soprano: Sabina Puertolas Mezzosoprano: Vivica Genaux Les Talens Lyriques Christophe Rousset
 

VIVICA IN RECITAL”

Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux Performs "Madrid" Live on Soundcheck
Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux Performs "Madrid" Live on Soundcheck
For more music and an interview with Genaux: http://beta.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/2010/aug/11/vivica-geneaux-studio/ Vivica Genaux sings "Madrid" with pianist Craig Rutenberg. Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux has made Venice, Italy her home for some years now but she grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska. There she found that the harsh climate made her naturally suited to playing men on the opera stage and she has specialized in so-called trouser roles throughout her career.
Vivica Genaux LIVE in Versailles: Canzonetta Spagnuola
Vivica Genaux LIVE in Versailles: Canzonetta Spagnuola
Vivica Genaux in Versailles! 26 May 2008 She sang Italian, French, German and Spanish songs, incl. a wonderful interpretation of G. Rossini's Canzonetta Spagnuola (1821) in the Royal Chapel of Louis XIV, btw under the balustrade where the Italian castratos sang for the Sun King in his later years. PS: sorry that she doesn't move, my batteries went out and I had to replace the sound from another live recital, merci Crindoro for the mp3
Vivica Genaux in Recital (1997)
Vivica Genaux in Recital (1997)
EARLY GENAUX, excerpted from her 1997 San Diego Opera recital of Arias and Songs by Rossini with pianist Martin Dube. The recital was performed again at EPCASO and recorded live. The recording (An Evening of Arias and Songs" is available on CD exclusively at http://www.fanfaire.com/store. There's more about Vivica at http://www.fanfaire.com/genaux
 

VIVICA: INTERVIEWS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, CD TRAILERS

Meet the Artists at Pittsburgh Opera's LA CENERENTOLA: Vivica Genaux's favorite moment
Meet the Artists at Pittsburgh Opera's LA CENERENTOLA: Vivica Genaux's favorite moment
At Pittsburgh Opera's Meet the Artists/La cenerentola (Cinderella), on Tuesday, April 30, Vivica Genaux (Cinderella) talks about unusual productions of La cenerentola, and discusses why the moment of forgiveness in the opera is her favorite. Meet the Artists is held after each Tuesday performance at Pittsburgh Opera, in the Lower Lobby of the Benedum Center. Free to all Tuesday ticketholders. LA CENERENTOLA is April 27, 30, and May 3 and 5 at the Benedum Center. Tickets start at just $10. 412-456-6666 or www.pittsburghopera.org
Vivica Genaux, "Cruda sorte", Rossini, on French TV
Vivica Genaux, "Cruda sorte", Rossini, on French TV
Vivica Genaux appears in Ève Ruggieri's TV show "Musique au cœur cinq étoiles" on French public channel France 2 on 20 June 2008. She sings the aria of Isabella "Cruda sorte, amor tiranno" from L'Italiana in Algeri, opera from Rossini. Orchestre Prométhée, Pierre-Michel Durand
Bel Canto Arias_ Vivica Genaux
Bel Canto Arias_ Vivica Genaux
It´s the promotion-video from the EMI-Classics-website. I like her voice very much....
VIVALDI: Ercole
VIVALDI: Ercole
VIVALDI: Ercole Opera available on: http://bit.ly/Ercole With: Rolando Villazón, Joyce DiDonato, Diana Damrau, Patricia Ciofi, Philippe Jaroussky, Vivica Genaux, Romina Basso, Topi Lehtipuu Europa Galante / Fabio Biondi More information: http://www.emiclassics.com/fabio-biondi
 

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