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TWO AMERICANS IN PARIS

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MARIA NOCKIN talks to
Vivica Genaux and Lawrence Brownlee

 

On 11 September 2010, L'Opéra de Paris presented Gioachino Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri at the Palais Garnier with two fine young American artists who are noted for their ability to sing coloratura in the leading roles. In this production of the comic opera, Vivica Genaux sings Isabella and Lawrence Brownlee sings Lindoro. I conducted this interview by email and telephone while they were in rehearsal.

Maria Nockin: How did you first get interested in music?

Vivica Genaux: In Fairbanks, Alaska, where I grew up, music and the arts have always been a very important part of the community because of the long, cold, dark winters...

Copyright © 7 October 2010 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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VIVICA GENAUX

LAWRENCE BROWNLEE

PARIS

FRANCE

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI

L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI

ITALY

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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