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12 Sep 2006

A Relative Newcomer Makes Her Mark

BY JAY NORDLINGER [New York Sun, 12 September 2006]

Tomorrow night, City Opera will open its season with Handel's "Semele," and in the cast will be Vivica Genaux. Who's she? You will want to make her acquaintance: Ms. Genaux is an Alaska-born — yes, Alaska-born — mezzo-soprano who excels in bel canto and Baroque.Those who can't get to the New York State Theater should pick up her recent CD from Virgin Classics. On it she sings arias of Handel and Hasse.

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