Véronique Gens (soprano)

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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, France, 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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Discography

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YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
Nuit d'etoilesVéronique Gens1

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1993ArmideLully; Guillemette Laurens, Howard Crook, Véronique Gens, Noémi Rime, Bernard Deletré, Gilles Ragon, Collegium Vocale, La Chapelle Royale, Philippe Herreweghe1
1994Airs de courSébastien Le Camus ;Etienne Lemoyne ; Véronique Gens, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt & Pascal Monteilhet1
1994MotetsAlessandro Scarlatti; Gérard Lesne, Véronique Gens, Il Seminario Musicale2
1994Motets: Confitebor / Arripe alpestri ad vallemGaluppi; Gérard Lesne, Véronique Gens, Peter Harvey, Il Seminario Musicale1
1995King ArthurHenry Purcell; Véronique Gens, Claron McFadden, Sandrine Piau, Susannah Waters, Jonathan Best, Mark Padmore, Iain Paton, Petteri Salomaa, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie3
1996Anacréon / Le berger fidèleRameau; Thierry Félix, Véronique Gens, Annick Massis, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski2
1996Lamentazioni per il Mercoledì SantoNiccolò Jommelli; Gérard Lesne, Véronique Gens, Il Seminario Musicale, Christophe Rousset1
1997Stabat MaterGiovanni Battista Pergolesi; Véronique Gens, Gérard Lesne, Il Seminario Musicale3
1998Acis et GalatéeJean‐Baptiste Lully; Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Véronique Gens, Laurent Naouri, Howard Crook, Mireille Delunsch, Thierry Félix, Françoise Masset, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski1
1999Così fan tutteMozart; Véronique Gens, Bernarda Fink, Werner Güra, Marcel Boone, Pietro Spagnoli, Graciela Oddone, Concerto Köln, René Jacobs1
2000Leçons de ténèbres / Motets / MagnificatFrançois Couperin; Véronique Gens, Sandrine Piau, Emmanuel Balssa, Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques1
2000Rinaldo / Ellens Gesang / Begräbnisgesang / Gesang der ParzenJohannes Brahms; Steve Davislim, Véronique Gens, Dresdner Philharmonie; Michel Plasson51
2001Les Nuits d’été / La Mort de CléopâtreBerlioz; Véronique Gens, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, Louis Langrée2
2001Orphée aux enfersJacques Offenbach; Dessay, Naouri, Fouchécourt, Beuron, Podleś, Petibon, Smith, Gens, Steven Cole, Marc Minkowski1
2004AgrippinaGeorge Frideric Handel, Jean‐Claude Malgoire, Véronique Gens, Philippe Jaroussky, Ingrid Perruche, Thierry Grégoire, Nigel Smith, Bernard Deletré1
2004Le Nozze di FigaroWolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Véronique Gens, Patrizia Ciofi, Angelika Kirchschlager, Lorenzo Regazzo, Simon Keenlyside, Concerto Köln, René Jacobs2
2004La santissima trinitàA Scarlatti; Fabio Biondi, Ensemble Europa Galante, Roberta Invernizzi, Véronique Gens, Vivica Genaux, Paul Agnew, Roberto Abbondanza1
2005Chants d'AuvergneJoseph Canteloube; Véronique Gens, Orchestre National de Lille, Jean‐Claude Casadesus2
2006TragédiennesLes Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Véronique Gens1
2006Mass in CMozart; Natalie Dessay, Véronique Gens, Topi Lehtipuu, Luca Pisaroni, Le Concert d'Astrée, Louis Langrée1
2009Tragédiennes 2: From Rameau to BerliozLes Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Véronique Gens1
2011Tragédiennes 3: Les héroïnes romantiquesVéronique Gens, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset1
2012Berlioz: Herminie / Les Nuits d'été / Ravel: ShéhérazadeBerlioz, Ravel; Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, John Axelrod, Véronique Gens1
2015NéèreHahn, Duparc, Chausson; Véronique Gens, Susan Manoff1
2017VisionsVéronique Gens, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Hervé Niquet2
2017ProserpineCamille Saint‐Saëns; Véronique Gens, Marie‐Adeline Henry, Frédéric Antoun, Andrew Foster-Williams, Jean Teitgen, Flemish Radio Choir, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Ulf Schirmer1
2019Poème de l’amour et de la mer / Symphonie, op. 20Chausson; Véronique Gens, Orchestre National de Lille, Alexandre Bloch2
2019Les Indes galantesJean‐Philippe Rameau; Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Katherine Watson, Véronique Gens, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Thomas Dolié, Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra & György Vashegyi1
2020NuitsVéronique Gens, I Giardini2

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2002Arcadian DuetsGeorge Frideric Handel; Le Concert d'Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm, Natalie Dessay, Véronique Gens, Patricia Petibon, Laura Claycomb, Juanita Lascarro, Anna Maria Panzarella, Marijana Mijanovic, Sara Mingardo, Brian Asawa, Paul Agnew1

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