August 3, 8 p.m.
The Festival d’opéra de Québec is proud to welcome French soprano Véronique Gens. A remarkable artist with exceptional musical presence and a star of the European opera scene, Ms. Gens has graced the legendary stages of the Paris Opera, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and the Berlin Philharmoniker to name a few. She has devised a program devoted to the arias of Mozart, Rameau and Gluck, three of her favourite composers. Les Violons du Roy and music director Jonathan Cohen will accompany Ms. Gens for an evening that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between.
“Her fiery presence and sharp diction infuse her teary low notes and heavenly high notes with meaning. She is no doubt one of today’s greatest dramatic sopranos. Her Iphigénie (Iphigénie en Tauride by Gluck) transcends time and thoroughly bewitches the listener.”