Nicholas McGegan

Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux sings several virtuosic arias written for the famous and infamous castrato Farinelli in this program, which conductor Nicholas McGegan broadens through orchestral works by J.C. Bach, Handel and Haydn. In addition, McGegan discusses the program in an interview and an extended section of the Beyond the Score production “Mr. Haydn Goes to London” is shared below.


Handel Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1
Vivaldi Alma oppressa (from La fida ninfa)
Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano
Porpora Oh volesser gli Dei. . . Dolci, freschi aurette (from Polifemo)
Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano
Bach Sinfonia in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6
Porpora Or la nube procellosa
Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano
Broschi Qual guerriero in campo armato (from Idaspe)
Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano
Haydn Symphony No. 100 in G Major (Military)

Originally recorded at concerts on Feb. 13, 14 and 18, 2014

Shostakovich Chamber Symphony
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Originally recorded at concerts on May 15, 16 and 17, 2012

Program notes for works led by Nicholas McGegan can be read here. Notes for the Shostakovich Chamber Symphony may be found here.

This program will be available until May 6, 2017

Performer Biographies

Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano

Nicholas McGegan, conductor

Jaap van Zweden, conductor



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