Quebec soprano with vast recital, opera and oratorio repertoire; winner of Opus, Juno and Félix awards, two Grammy nominations for CDs with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra.
3rd LMMC recital.
KARINA GAUVINDec. 4, 2016
Born in Repentigny, Quebec, soprano Karina Gauvin has been called “the incarnation of a Cleopatra through songs with haunting modulations” (Diapason). Her repertory spans three centuries, but she is known above all for her striking interpretations of characters in 18th century opera and oratorio: Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphans and Tito Manilo, Gluck’s Armide, Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, Cavalli’s La Callisto, Handel’s Rinaldo, Giulio Cesare, Tolomeo, Ezio, and Alcina, among many others. Whether performing with period instrument ensembles like the Akademie für alte Musik Berlin, Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Quebec’s Les Violons du Roy, or with modern orchestras like the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony, Karina Gauvin is adept at riveting an audience. Her soprano voice “is like a clear, refreshing and inexhaustible spring that darts and sparkles around any ornamental obstacle in its way,” wrote Opera News. Gauvin’s performances with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra earned her nominations at the Grammy Awards in 2007 and 2009.
3rd LMMC recital.

MICHAEL McMAHON, piano

PROGRAMME:

SCARLATTI       Toglietemi la vita ancor (Il Pompeo)
(1659-1725)        Cara, cara e dolce
                            Gia il sole dal gange


DEBUSSY          Ariettes oubliées
(1862-1918)        1. C’est l’extase              2. Il pleure dans mon coeur
                            3. L’ombre des arbres    4. Chevaux de bois
                            5. Green                          6. Spleen

DEBUSSY          Récitatif et air de Lia (L’enfant prodigue)
(1862-1918)   

COPLAND          Old American Songs, First Set
(1900-1990)         The Boatman's Dance
                             The Dodger
                             Long Time Ago
                             Simple Gifts

SATIE                  Je te veux

(1866-1925)

POULENC          Les chemins de l’amour
(1899-1963)

BIZET                  Guitare (Feuilles d’Album, no 4)
(1838-1875)         Adieux de l'hôtesse arabe
                                (Vingt mélodies, opus 21 no 4)
                            
Ouvre ton coeur (Seize mélodies, no 2)
                            
DELIBES             Les filles de Cadix
(1836-1891)

www.karinagauvin.com