Véronique Gens: Veronique Gens

Véronique Gens: Veronique Gens
Title: Veronique Gens
Label: Ondine

V+-ronique Gens, soprano Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire John Axelrod, conductor Ondine is pleased to announce a new release by famous soprano Veronique Gens, who performs Herminie and Les Nuits d'ete by Hector Berlioz and Sheherazade by Maurice Ravel with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire under the baton of it's music director John Axelrod. Veronique Gens is internationally recognized as one of the greatest sopranos. She has made a big career with baroque repertoire and Mozart, but French repertoire, especially Berlioz and Ravel, are "as natural to her as the air that she breathes". Her French remains a model of immaculate diction, fluid and luminous. Having a very special relationship to Berlioz's Les Nuits d'ete and Herminie, Veronique Gens combines them on this release with Sheherazade by Ravel, which conjures up a totally different world. On this CD Herminie is released the first time with Veronique Gens. The charismatic conductor John Axelrod is music director of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire since 2009, following the philosophy of being "open to the world" by extraordinarily diverse repertoire choices and innovative programming. Also internationally he is a sought after conductor both for concerts and opera productions. Founded in 1971, the Orchestra National des Pays de la Loire, a "national" orchestra since 1996, is based in two cities, Angers and Nantes. Today about 200 concerts attract yearly 200,000 listeners, among them more than 10,000 subscribers. Biographies a prominent Baroque performer in recent years, soprano Veronique Gens has also become recognized as one of the world's finest Mozart singers. She performed Don Giovanni in Barcelona, Madrid, Glyndebourne, Munich and Vienna, La clemenza di Tito in Dresden and Barcelona, Cosa fan tutte in Tokyo and Baden-Baden, Cavalli's La Calisto in Munich, Paris and London, Pelleas et Melisande at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Gluck's Alceste in Aix-en-Provence, La finta giardiniera at the Salzburg Festival, Martin y Soler's Il burbero di buon cuore at the Teatro Real Madrid, Rameau's Castor et Pollux at the de Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, Iphig+-nie en Aulide at the Theótre Royal de la Monnaie and in Amsterdam, Iphigenie en Tauride at the Theater an der Wien, Niobe in London and Luxemburg, La veuve joyeuse in Lyon (available on DVD), Alice in Falstaff at the Baden-Baden Festival and in Nantes, Eva in a new production of Die Meistersinger von Nernberg at the Liceu in Barcelona and others. Her future projects include Don Giovanni in Vienna, London and Paris, Cos+¼ fan tutte in Baden-Baden, Iphig+-nie en Aulide in Amsterdam, Il burbero di buon cuore in Barcelona, Alceste and Cosa fan tutte in Vienna, Falstaff in Munich, La clemenza di Tito in Brussels and Vienna, Dialogues des carmelites at the Theótre des Champs-Elysees, Der Freischutz at Staatsoper Berlin, Iphigenie en Tauride at the Theater an der Wien and numerous concerts and recitals. In 2006, Veronique Gens was nominated "Chevalier" by "L'Ordre des Arts et des Letters", and she has just been appointed "Chevalier" by the renowned "Legion d'honneur" in January 2011.

1.1 Quel Trouble Te Poursuit, Malheureuse
1.2 Ah! Si de la Tendresse Ou Mon Coeur - Que Dis-Je? Ou S'egarent Mes Voeux?
1.3 Arrete! Cher Tancrede - Que Clorinde Est Heureuse
1.4 Venez, Venez, Terribles Armes! - Dieu Des Chretiens, Toi Que J'ignore
1.5 Villanelle
1.6 Le Spectre de la Rose
1.7 Sur Les Lagunes
1.8 Absence
1.9 Au Cimetiere
1.10 L'ile Inconnue
1.11 Asie
1.12 La Flute Enchantee
1.13 L'indifferent

Véronique Gens: Veronique Gens

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