Véronique Gens soprano
After shining over the baroque stage for over a decade, Véronique Gens has achieved a strong international reputation and is now considered one of the best Mozart singers. One of her most prominent roles, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni staged by Peter Brook and conducted by Claudio Abbado at the Aix-en-Provence Festival earned her worldwide recognition.
Her repertoire includes the greatest Mozart parts or famous roles from French tragédie lyrique.
In addition to her wide-ranging classical repertoire, Véronique Gens gives numerous concerts and has performed on the most prestigious stages throughout the world: Covent Garden Royal Opera House, Staatsoper in Vienna, Opéra de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, La Monnaie in Brussels, Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro Real in Madrid, Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, as well as at Festivals such as Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg, and Glyndebourne. She has thus had the chance to work with conductors as Claudio Abbado, Charles Dutoit, Louis Langrée, William Christie, Marc Minkowski, Myung-Whun Chung, Ivor Bolton, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Daniel Harding, Christophe Rousset, Sir Neville Marriner, Marek Janowski, Thomas Hengelbrock, Philippe Jordan, Alain Altinoglu, Jérémie Rhorer, and Bertrand de Billy.
Her many recordings (over 80 CDs and DVDs) have received several international awards. “Néère”, her recording devoted to French melodies has won a Gramophone Award in 2016.