About Karina Gauvin

About Conradi's Ariadne




In April 2007, Karina Gauvin is scheduled to one of the soloists in a performance of Haydn's The Seasons with the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston.  The tenor is to be Christoph Genz, and the baritone is to be Guenther Groissboeck.  Sir Roger Norrington is to conduct.


The Boston Early Music Festival has announced that the centerpiece operatic production of its 2007 festival will be Psyche by Jean-Baptiste Lully. "This will be the first modern staging of the 17th-century work," reports the Boston Globe of December 23, 2005.

"Boston Early Music Festival executive director Kathleen Fay said that there will be five performances plus an open dress rehearsal in the Cutler Majestic Theatre June 11-17, 2007. The prominent young British soprano Carolyn Sampson will take the title role, and BEMF diva Karina Gauvin will return in the role of Venus. The work will be performed in a new edition prepared for the festival by musicologist John Powell."




Barber:  Knoxville:  Summer of 1915

Canteloube:  Chants d'Auvergne

Conradi:  Ariadne

Vivaldi:  Tito Manlio

In Opera News of April 2006, Judith Malafronte writes that "the recording is dominated by the riveting vocal characterization of Karina Gauvin as Manlio, Tito's noble, ill-served son.  Soprano Gauvin really knows how to act with her voice, and she mines expressiveness from every phrase, especially in recitatives.  Her arias, from the virtuoso 'Sia con pace' that ends Act I to the desolate 'Sonno, se pur sei,' are simply dazzling."