Melbourne Only

VIVICA GENAUX IN CONCERT WITH ERIN HELYARD 

She does not sing songs as if they were autobiography, but presents them rather as art.”
— The New York Times
 

FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER 2018, 7PM 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 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. Pinchgut Opera is honoured to bring this phenomenal talent to Melbourne in the brilliant acoustic of the Melbourne Recital Centre for one night only. 

A singer who is not only in total command of her instrument but totally at ease with it as well.
— The Wall Street Journal
The singer was Vivica Genaux, a mezzo-soprano of Modiglianiesque beauty with a voice of penetrating purity.
— NEW YORK OBSERVER

Travel packages are available for those who wish to travel to Melbourne to see the concert. Flights, accomodation, concert ticket and dinner packages start from $1606pp. Contact Patrick O’Shea on 0400 504 744 for more information.

Your opportunity to dine with Vivica Genaux…

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Join Vivica Genaux after the concert for an intimate supper at Melbourne’s iconic Vue de Monde restaurant. Tickets for this exclusive event are strictly limited. Click here for more information.

Concert Repertoire

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

INTERVAL

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