Vivica Genaux - Voice | Baroque Opera
20 - 26 July 2017
Her career now spans two decades. Born in Alaska, the mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux once again returns after her debut in Weimar in 2014 together with the Lautten Compagney Berlin for a baroque opera master class. Still fresh in our memories is the vibrancy and bubbling charm of her teaching style. Vivica Genaux has sung at the Vienna State Opera as well as at the MET and is just as at home singing bel canto as she is singing baroque. Whether Vivaldi, Hasse, Händel or Purcell, Vivica Genaux has now more than 60 characters to offer in her repertoire as a highly sought-after interpreter at both solo evenings as well as for ensembles on the world’s most famous stages. A constantly growing number of CD recordings are documentation of her accomplishments.
The Lautten Compagney Berlin won their first ECHO Klassik in 2010 as the “Best Ensemble – early music” for the CD Timeless with compositions from Merula and Glass. For now 30 years under the artistic direction of Wolfgang Katschner their concerts have fascinated their listeners. The Lautten Compagney is ranked among the most renowned German baroque ensembles and performs in diverse chamber music line-ups through to baroque opera orchestra. Their repertoire encompasses a wide spectrum of works from the 16th to 18th centuries and continues to surprise with original program planning and new discoveries of unknown compositions. The ensemble is a regular guest at significant national and international concert stages and festivals.
Gerd Amelung, Accompanist
Arias from the following composers must be prepared:
Focus on Baroque Opera: London between 1700 and 1780
- Georg Friedrich Händel
- Niccolò Porpora
- Giovanni Battista Bononcini
- Leonardo Vinci
- Johann Adolph Hasse
- Johann Christian Bach
For the actual program we expect each participant to work on 2 arias and a duet.
Application is until the 15.05.2017 with a slow and a fast aria from the above mentioned period.
Together with the application, please submit the recording as a YouTube link.
Course languages: English, Italian
- 19.07.17 Arival
- 20. – 26.07.2017 Master class with Vivica Genaux
- from 25.07.2017 Rehearsals with the Lautten Compagney Berlin
- 26.08.2017 Concert
Registration fee: 50 Euros
Active participation: 300 Euros
Accommodation Period: 19 - 27 July 2017 (8 nights)
- ½ Double room: 184 Euros (not incl. breakfast)
- Single room: 344 Euros (not incl. breakfast)
- ½ Double room: 236 Euros (incl. breakfast)
- Single room: 376 Euros (incl. breakfast)