Vivica Genaux & Gigi Pinardi
The Patio de los Arrayanes
Sunday 26 June 22:30 Chamber music concert
Chamber Music



Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano
Gigi Pinardi, guitar



Capriccio: Temi e Variazioni


Work by Giovanni Paisiello, Carl Friedrich Zelter, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Henri Duparc, Ernst Häußler, Matteo Bevilacqua, Johann Simon Mayr, Charles Gounod, Reynaldo Hahn, Michele Carafa, Gaetano Donizetti and Gioachino Rossini

IN MEMORIAM TERESA BERGANZA (1933-2022). Medal of Honor 2000


Concert  with no interval

Variations on a Whim

Alaskan mezzo Vivica Genaux is a major opera star. Guitarist Giangiacomo (Gigi) Pinardi, a musical globetrotter of extraordinary versatility. Accustomed to working in the world of the Baroque, here they offer an intimate program which they have already taken to many venues. Divided into sections, each of which has a specific thematic nucleus from which its variations derive, this Capriccio is a perfect excuse to move between different genres and periods, from opera buffa and Italian songs by Paisiello or Donizetti to the primitive lied of Reichardt or Zelter, from the highly refined universe of Duparc’s mélodie to the delicacies of Reynaldo Hahn or Rossini’s bel canto arias. Behind it, an imperial voice and a companion with a long and fertile career.