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Available now on Sony Classical - Rival Queens!


Available now on Sony Classical - Rival Queens!

Vivica's new recording for Sony Classical, Rival Queens, was released internationally in July 2014. Reuniting Vivica with soprano Simone Kermes, Cappella Gabetta, and conductor Andrés Gabetta and featuring music heard in the performances on the Baroque Rivalries concert tour, Rival Queens further explores the rivalry between powerhouse Eighteenth-Century prime donne Faustina Bordoni and Francesca Cuzzoni.

To learn more about this exhilarating recording, visit Sony's websites for the CD version and Digital Download. Samples of Rival Queens are also available on Soundcloud!

The gloves are on, and the coloratura is flying!


A highlight of Vivica's concertizing during 2014 and 2015 is the thrilling new programme Rival Queens, in which Vivica is joined by dynamic German soprano Simone Kermes in arias and duets composed at the height of the rivalry between Eighteenth-Century superstars Faustina Bordoni and Francesca Cuzzoni. Featuring music by Bononcini, Händel, Leo, Lotti, Pollarolo, Porpora, Porta, and Vinci, some of which has not been heard since the careers of Bordoni and Cuzzoni, Rivalries explores the artistic legacies of these two legendary singers and the heights of inspiration to which their much-fęted competition moved the important composers of the era. Andrés Gabetta and Cappella Gabetta lend stylish support.

Special thanks are due to Giovanni Andrea Sechi for his tremendous assistance with researching and preparing selections for Rival Queens.

Rival Queens Tour Dates

☆ 18 July 2014 - Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Kirche Saanen, Saanen, Schweiz ✔
☆ 19 July 2014 - Harzburger Musiktage, Lutherkirche, Bad Harzburg, Deutschland ✔
☆ 20 July 2014 - Rheingau Musik Festival, Kloster Eberbach, Eltville am Rhein, Deutschland ✔
☆ 22, 23 July 2014 - Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Lübeck, Deutschland ✔
☆ 21 November 2014 - Bahnhofsaal, Rheinfelden, Schweiz
☆ 22 November 2014 - Konzerthalle Ulrichs-Kirche (Händel Festspiele), Halle, Deutschland
☆ 26 November 2014 - Laeiszhalle (NDR Das Alte Werk), Hamburg, Deutschland
☆ 27 November 2014 - Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden, Deutschland
☆ 29 November 2014 - Liederhalle (Kultur- und Kongresszentrum), Stuttgart, Deutschland
☆ 1 December 2014 - Művészetek Palotája (Palace of Art), Budapest, Hungary
☆ 2 December 2014 - Jugendstil-Festhalle, Landau, Deutschland
☆ 3 December 2014 - Philharmonie, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
☆ 5 December 2014 - Stadttheater, Olten, Schweiz
☆ 20 January 2015 - Theater an der Wien, Wien, Österreich
☆ 21 January 2015 - Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, France

[All dates and venues are subject to change.]

Click here to view/download a review of the Rival Queens performance in Munich's Herkulessaal der Residenz (15.01.2014).



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