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Les Violons du Roy with Karina Gauvin and Marie-Nicole Lemieux

Les Violons du Roy with Karina Gauvin and Marie-Nicole Lemieux
Les Violons du Roy with Karina Gauvin and Marie-Nicole Lemieux photo
October 27, 2024 | 3:00 PM
  • Starting at: $60.00
  • Venue: Koerner Hall
  • Series: Vocal Concerts
  • Genre: Chamber, Classical, Piano, Vocal
  • Presenter: The Royal Conservatory

Hear the exquisite voices of soprano Karina Gauvin and contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux as they sing Handel arias and duets with the celebrated Les Violons du Roy, conducted by Jonathan Cohen.

Recognized for her work in the Baroque repertoire, Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin sings Bach, Mahler, Britten, and the music of the 20th and 21st centuries with equal success. Gauvin has sung with the world’s leading symphony orchestras, including the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the San Francisco Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, as well as Baroque orchestras such as Les Talens Lyriques, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, and Les Violons du Roy.

Marie-Nicole Lemieux is acclaimed as a peerless recital artist with an exceptional vocal palette having a special talent for French and Russian songs, as well as German lieder. Her international career has led her to the world’s most famous stages: La Scala; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; l’Opéra National de Paris; the Staatsoper in Berlin, Munich, and Vienna; the Teatro Real in Madrid; and many more. 

Les Violons du Roy takes its name from the celebrated court orchestra of the French kings. It was founded in 1984 by Bernard Labadie, now styled founding conductor, and continues under music director Jonathan Cohen to explore the nearly boundless repertoire of music for chamber orchestra in performances matched as closely as possible to the period of each work’s composition.

Program will consist of mostly Handel.


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