Véronique Gens

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Véronique Gens (born 19 April 1966) is a French operatic soprano. She has spent much of her career recording and performing Baroque music.

Gens was born in Orléans, and studied at the Conservatoire de Paris, winning first prize at the school. Her debut in 1986 was with William Christie and his Les Arts Florissants. She has since worked with Marc Minkowski, René Jacobs, Christophe Rousset, Philippe Herreweghe, and Jean-Claude Malgoire.

While she started out as a Baroque specialist, Gens has also come into demand for roles in Mozart operas, and as an interpreter of songs by Berlioz, Debussy (see also Beau Soir), Fauré and others. Her numerous recordings include many works by Mozart and Purcell, as well as Joseph Canteloube's Chants d'Auvergne and Berlioz's Nuits d'été.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Armide Lully; Guillemette Laurens, Howard Crook, Véronique Gens, Noémi Rime, Bernard Deletré, Gilles Ragon, Collegium Vocale, La Chapelle Royale, Philippe Herreweghe 1
1996 Lamentazioni per il Mercoledì Santo Niccolò Jommelli; Gérard Lesne, Véronique Gens, Il Seminario Musicale, Christophe Rousset 1
2001 Orphée aux Enfers Jacques Offenbach; Dessay, Naouri, Fouchécourt, Beuron, Podleś, Petibon, Smith, Gens, Steven Cole, Marc Minkowski 1
2004 Le Nozze di Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Véronique Gens, Patrizia Ciofi, Angelika Kirchschlager, Lorenzo Regazzo, Simon Keenlyside, Concerto Köln, René Jacobs 2
2005 Chants d'Auvergne de Joseph Canteloube (Orchestre national de Lille) Véronique Gens 1
2006 Tragédiennes Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Véronique Gens 1
2009 Tragédiennes 2: From Rameau to Berlioz Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Véronique Gens 1
2011 Les héroïnes romantiques - Tragédiennes 3 Véronique Gens, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset 1
2012 Berlioz: Herminie / Les Nuits d'été / Ravel: Shéhérazade Berlioz, Ravel; Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, John Axelrod, Véronique Gens 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 BBC Music, Volume 17, Number 10: Symphony No. 2 "Lobgesang" Felix Mendelssohn; BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC National Chorus of Wales , Véronique Gens, Pamela Helen Stephen, Robert Tear, Richard Hickox 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Nuit d'etoiles Véronique Gens 1

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