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Karina Gauvin

Karina Gauvin


Soprano

KARINA GAUVIN soprano

Recognized for her work in the baroque repertoire, Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin also sings Mahler, Bach, Beethoven, Britten, and the music of the late 20th and 21st centuries with equal success. The prestigious distinctions she has received include the title of “Soloist of the Year” awarded by the Communauté internationale des radios publiques de langue française, first prize in the CBC Radio competition for young performers, and the Virginia Parker Prize and Maggie Teyte Memorial Prize in London. Her 2018-19 season includes recital performances at the Wigmore Hall and Brigham Young University, orchestral engagements with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Montreal Symphony and Orchestre Metropolitain.

Ms. Gauvin has sung with the world’s greatest symphony orchestras, including the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic and Rotterdam Philharmonic, as well as baroque orchestras such as Les Talens Lyriques, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, Accademia Bizantina, Il Complesso Barocco, the Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin, the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, and Les Violons du Roy. She has performed under the direction of maestros Semyon Bychkov, Charles Dutoit, Bernard Labadie, Kent Nagano, Sir Roger Norrington, Helmuth Rilling, Christophe Rousset, and Michael Tilson Thomas. In addition, she has sung in recital with pianists Marc-André Hamelin, Angela Hewitt, Michael McMahon, and Roger Vignoles.

Notable opera successes include Vitellia in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées; Vénus in Rameau’s Dardanus with Opéra National de Bordeaux; L’Eternità/Giunone in La Calisto with the Bayerische Staatsoper; the title role in Armide with De Nederlandse Opera; Armida in Handel’s Rinaldo at the Glyndbourne Festival; the title role of Handel’s Alcina with Les Talens Lyriques; and Ariadne in Georg Conradi’s Die Schöne und getreue Ariadne for the Boston Early Music Festival. She performed in Vivaldi’s Tito Manlio in Brussels and at the Barbican in London; Fulvio in Handel’s Ezio in Paris and Vienna; the title role in Giulio Cesare in Paris and Vienna; and the title role in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans with Andrea Marcon at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She has also sung Seleuce in Handel’s Tolomeo with Alan Curtis, with whom she recorded Handel operas on ARCHIV/Deutsche Grammophon, Virgin and Naïve labels, among others. Her recorded performances with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra have earned her two nominations from the Grammy Awards.

On the concert stage, memorable performances include the Princess in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges with the Rotterdam Philharmonic under Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Bach’s St. John Passion and Handel’s Solomon with Les Violons du Roy; Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Debussy’s The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

Karina Gauvin has an extensive discography – over 30 titles – and she has won numerous awards, including a Chamber Music America Award for Fête Galante, with pianist Marc-André Hamelin, and several Opus Prizes. Other recording projects include a European tour and a recording of Handel’s Ariodante for EMI Virgin Classics; a European tour and a recording of Giulio Cesare for the Naïve House, both with Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco; and Britten’s Les Illuminations with Les Violons du Roy, under the direction of Jean-Marie Zeitouni. In addition, she has completed an album in honor of Anna Maria Strada del Po, with Alexander Weimann and the Arion Ensemble.

Karina Gauvin’s Niobe, Regina Di Tebe Nominated for Grammy

Released in 2015, this world premiere recording of Steffani’s Niobe, Regina di Tebe, in which Karina Gauvin sings the title role, is a nominee for Best Opera Recording for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, coming up in 2016.

Source:https://www.grammy.com/grammys/awards?genre=5

‘The Rubies’: 17th Edition of the Opera Canada Awards, Oct. 30, 2017

On Mon. Oct. 31, Opera Canada Publications held its 17th annual Opera Canada Awards, a.k.a. the ‘Rubies’. Each year, this event honours three outstanding contributors to opera in Canada, or those who further the cause of Canadians working in opera abroad. The 2017 honourees were conductor Yves Abel, soprano Karina Gauvin and educator/director Michael Patrick Albano. A glittering assembly of opera industry heavy-hitters and fans from across the country gathered on the stunning 68th floor of First Canadian Place in downtown Toronto as a testament to the strength of our nation’s thriving opera scene. The gala is generously sponsored and hosted by BMO Financial Group in their very own ‘West Wing’-inspired event space with its spectacular views of the city skyline and Lake Ontario. Attendees were serenaded by top Canadian singing talent: the Canadian Children’s Opera Company; mezzo-soprano Marjorie Maltais; tenor Asitha Tennekoon; soprano Lucia Cesaroni and their collaborative pianist, Michael Shannon.

Source:https://operacanada.ca/rubies-17th-edition-opera-canada-awards-oct-30-2017/

Tafelmusik Delivers Musical Thrills With Baroque Diva Karina Gauvin

“The obvious thrill is Toronto-raised, Montreal-based soprano Karina Gauvin, who showed off her ever-deepening artistry, tremendous vocal range and technique, and considerable dramatic chops in opera arias by George Frideric Handel and a sacred work by Antonio Vivaldi.”

– John Terauds, Musical TorontoRelated Link

Pro Musica, Early Music Voices, Karina Gauvin and Les Boreades de Montreal a captivating confection

“But the star of the evening was, of course, Gauvin herself, one of Canada’s best-known early music sopranos. Comfortably in her element, Gauvin was quicksilver or lamenting, depending upon the mood of the individual song, beautifully capturing the inner spirit of the different vocal numbers.”

– Kenneth Delong, Calgary HeraldRelated Link

Thrilling Eccentricity in Currentzis’ Don Giovanni

“Karina Gauvin is a divine Elvira, making every word and note count–she’s a singer who has not yet made a poor recording.”

– Robert Levine, Classics TodayRelated Link

A Singer’s Interpretation Of a Baroque Masterpiece

“The Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin sang with serene ease and radiance.”

– Paul Griffiths, The New York TimesRelated Link

Two Works Offered Appropriately for a Time of Stress

“Karina Gauvin brought a bright, illuminating soprano to her solo lines throughout the work.”

– Allan Kozinn, The New York TimesRelated Link

 

Divine Karina – ATMA Classique | Released 02/12/2016


 

Steffani: Niobe, Regina di Tebe – Erato | Released 01/11/2015


 

Handel: Partenope – Erato | Released 01/10/2015


 

Mozart Requiem – Atma Classique | Released 01/01/2015


 

Mozart: Opera & Concert Arias – ATMA Classique | Released 03/04/2014


 

Prima Donna – Atma Classique | Released 01/01/2012


 

Bach: Psaume 51 / Cantate 82 – Atma Classique | Released 01/01/2005


 

Les Violons du Roy: Celebration – Dorian Recordings | Released 01/01/2003


 

Handel: Apollo E Dafne & Silete Venti – Dorian Recordings | Released 01/01/2000


 

Handel: Arias And Dances: Agrippina And Alcina – Analekta | Released 04/30/1999


Opera

  • Cavalli
    La Calisto (Giunone)

    Gluck
    Armide (Armide)
    Orfeo ed Euridice (Euridice)
    Iphigénie en Tauride (Iphigénie)

    Handel
    Alcina (Alcina)
    Amadigi di Gaula (Melissa)
    Ariodante (Ginevra)
    Ezio (Fulvia)
    Giulio Cesare (Cleopatra)
    Rodelinda (Rodelinda)
    Rinaldo (Armida)
    Orlando (Angelica)
    Partenope (Partenope)
    Tamerlano (Asteria)
    Theodora (Theodora)
    Tolomeo (Seleuce)

    Mozart
    Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira)
    La Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia)

    Rameau
    Dardanus (Venus)

    Spontini
    Olympie (Olympie)

    Steffani
    Niobe, Regina de Tebe (Niobe)

Opera

  • Cavalli
    La Calisto (Giunone)

    Gluck
    Armide (Armide)
    Orfeo ed Euridice (Euridice)
    Iphigénie en Tauride (Iphigénie)

    Handel
    Alcina (Alcina)
    Amadigi di Gaula (Melissa)
    Ariodante (Ginevra)
    Ezio (Fulvia)
    Giulio Cesare (Cleopatra)
    Rodelinda (Rodelinda)
    Rinaldo (Armida)
    Orlando (Angelica)
    Partenope (Partenope)
    Tamerlano (Asteria)
    Theodora (Theodora)
    Tolomeo (Seleuce)

    Mozart
    Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira)
    La Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia)

    Rameau
    Dardanus (Venus)

    Spontini
    Olympie (Olympie)

    Steffani
    Niobe, Regina de Tebe (Niobe)

Audio

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Short Biography

Recognized for her work in the baroque repertoire, Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin also sings Mahler, Bach, Beethoven, Britten, and the music of the late 20th and 21st centuries with equal success. The prestigious distinctions she has received include the title of “Soloist of the Year” awarded by the Communauté internationale des radios publiques de langue française, first prize in the CBC Radio competition for young performers, and the Virginia Parker Prize and Maggie Teyte Memorial Prize in London. Her exciting 2018-19 season includes dates at Wigmore Hall, Brigham Young University, with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Orchestre Metropolitain, and under the baton of Claus Peter Flor.

Full Biography

KARINA GAUVIN soprano

Recognized for her work in the baroque repertoire, Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin also sings Mahler, Bach, Beethoven, Britten, and the music of the late 20th and 21st centuries with equal success. The prestigious distinctions she has received include the title of “Soloist of the Year” awarded by the Communauté internationale des radios publiques de langue française, first prize in the CBC Radio competition for young performers, and the Virginia Parker Prize and Maggie Teyte Memorial Prize in London. Her 2018-19 season includes recital performances at the Wigmore Hall and Brigham Young University, orchestral engagements with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Montreal Symphony and Orchestre Metropolitain.

Ms. Gauvin has sung with the world’s greatest symphony orchestras, including the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic and Rotterdam Philharmonic, as well as baroque orchestras such as Les Talens Lyriques, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, Accademia Bizantina, Il Complesso Barocco, the Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin, the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, and Les Violons du Roy. She has performed under the direction of maestros Semyon Bychkov, Charles Dutoit, Bernard Labadie, Kent Nagano, Sir Roger Norrington, Helmuth Rilling, Christophe Rousset, and Michael Tilson Thomas. In addition, she has sung in recital with pianists Marc-André Hamelin, Angela Hewitt, Michael McMahon, and Roger Vignoles.

Notable opera successes include Vitellia in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées; Vénus in Rameau’s Dardanus with Opéra National de Bordeaux; L’Eternità/Giunone in La Calisto with the Bayerische Staatsoper; the title role in Armide with De Nederlandse Opera; Armida in Handel’s Rinaldo at the Glyndbourne Festival; the title role of Handel’s Alcina with Les Talens Lyriques; and Ariadne in Georg Conradi’s Die Schöne und getreue Ariadne for the Boston Early Music Festival. She performed in Vivaldi’s Tito Manlio in Brussels and at the Barbican in London; Fulvio in Handel’s Ezio in Paris and Vienna; the title role in Giulio Cesare in Paris and Vienna; and the title role in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans with Andrea Marcon at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She has also sung Seleuce in Handel’s Tolomeo with Alan Curtis, with whom she recorded Handel operas on ARCHIV/Deutsche Grammophon, Virgin and Naïve labels, among others. Her recorded performances with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra have earned her two nominations from the Grammy Awards.

On the concert stage, memorable performances include the Princess in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges with the Rotterdam Philharmonic under Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Bach’s St. John Passion and Handel’s Solomon with Les Violons du Roy; Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Debussy’s The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

Karina Gauvin has an extensive discography – over 30 titles – and she has won numerous awards, including a Chamber Music America Award for Fête Galante, with pianist Marc-André Hamelin, and several Opus Prizes. Other recording projects include a European tour and a recording of Handel’s Ariodante for EMI Virgin Classics; a European tour and a recording of Giulio Cesare for the Naïve House, both with Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco; and Britten’s Les Illuminations with Les Violons du Roy, under the direction of Jean-Marie Zeitouni. In addition, she has completed an album in honor of Anna Maria Strada del Po, with Alexander Weimann and the Arion Ensemble.