Recognized for her work in the Baroque repertoire, Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin sings Bach, Mahler, Britten and the music of the 20th and 21st centuries with equal success.
In the 2018/2019 season, she performed a recital of French melodies at the Lille Opera, Opéra National du Rhin and Wigmore Hall, and sang the role of Bellezza in Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno at the Innsbruck Festival with Alessandro De Marchi.
Past projects include a much-lauded interpretation of Vitellia at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in La Clemenza di Tito under Teodor Currentzis. She appeared as Duchesse d’Étampes in Camille Saint-Saëns’ long-lost opera Ascanio conducted by Guillaume Tourniaire for the Grand Théâtre de Genève and she was Merab in Handel’s Saul at the Glyndebourne Festival. She sang in the Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Karina Gauvin was Lia in Debussy’s Enfant prodigue with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Mikko Frank later released on the Erato label.
Among her recent and future projects are Handel’s Saul (Merab) at the Paris Théâtre du Châtelet, Messiah at the Paris Philharmonie under the direction of Hervé Niquet and a European tour with Tafelmusik. Karina brings to life the Handel roles of Poppea (Agrippina) and Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) with Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset at the Bucharest George Enescu Festival, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Ambronay Festival.