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, Deutschland
☆ 22 November 2014 - Venue TBA, Halle an der Saale, Deutschland
☆ 26 November 2014 - NDR Das Alte Werk, Hamburg, Deutschland
☆ 27 November 2014 - Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden, Deutschland
☆ 29 November 2014 - Liederhalle, 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
[Additional dates to be announced soon. 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).