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Biography

Soprano

Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin recently performed the role of the Princess in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and she sang Bach’s Saint John Passion with Les Violons du Roy and Bernard Labadie on tour in Canada and at Carnegie Hall in New York. In future seasons she will sing Armida in Handel’s Rinaldo at the Glyndebourne Festival, Giunone in Cavalli’s Calisto at the Bavarian State Opera, Vitellia in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, and the title role in Gluck’s Armide with the Netherlands Opera. She made her San Francisco Symphony debut in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in 2011.

Ms. Gauvin has recorded more than thirty titles, and her album Fête Galante with pianist Marc-André Hamelin received a Chamber Music America Award. Her recent projects include European tours and recordings of Handel’s Ariodante for EMI Virgin Classics and Giulio Cesare for the Naïve label, both with Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco. In 2009, she recorded Britten’s Les Illuminations with Les Violons du Roy and Jean-Marie Zeitouni, and she recently completed an album in honor of eighteenth-century soprano Anna Maria Strada del Po, with Alexander Weimann and the Arion Ensemble. In 2007 and 2009 she appeared with the Boston Early Music Festival on two Grammy-nominated albums. 

(June 2016)