About Karina Gauvin


About Conradi's Ariadne



April 29, 2006

"Karina Gauvin, a late replacement for the scheduled soprano, . . . suffused each sigh-inducing solo with light and loveliness."--from a review by Ron Hubbard, Pioneer Press, of a performance of Mozart's Coronation Mass and other sacred works, by The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra with conductor Roberto Abbado, the Minnesota Chorale and vocal soloists






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."