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Vivica Genaux at Tannery Pond

If you did not get your fill of classical music this summer, head to Tannery Pond on Saturday night where the mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux will sing pieces by Franz Joseph Haydn, Gioacchino Rossini and Frderic Chueca among others, accompanied by pianist Craig Rutenberg. The intimacy of the 1834 Tannery barn is an ideal setting to experience the audaciousness of Genaux whose “small face is dominated by wide eyes and a Julia Roberts smile that give her a distinctive, elfin beauty that she has parlayed into androgyny in stage portrayals of a couple of dozen men — the trouser roles that are the bread and butter of a mezzo Baroque specialist,” according to The New York Times, which also wrote: “Her voice is as striking as her looks: less striking, even, for the light, free upper notes or rich chocolaty lower ones than for the runs of coloratura that she releases with jackhammer speed, gunfire precision and the limpid continuity of spring raindrops.”

Vivica Genaux and Craig Rutenberg at Tannery Pond
New Lebanon, NY
Saturday, August 30, 8PM
Tickets: 888.820.9441

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