Soprano
About

Recognized for her work in the baroque repertoire, Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin also sings Mahler, Britten and the music of the late 20th and 21st centuries with equal success. The prestigious distinctions she has received include the title of “Soloist of the Year” awarded by the Communauté internationale des radios publiques de langue française, first prize in the CBC Radio competition for young performers, and the Virginia Parker Prize and Maggie Teyte Memorial Prize in London. In the 2017-18 season she continues to thrill audiences both in the United States and Canada as soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for the Handel and Haydn Society, in Messiah with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, in Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and in a Russian Baroque program with Early Music Vancouver. She also tours widely in Europe, giving concerts and recitals in Switzerland, Poland, Russia, France, Germany and Finland.

Posted: Nov-13-2017
Latest News

Opera Canada 'Rubies' Awards honours Yves Abel, Karina Gauvin and Michael Patrick Albano

Posted: Nov-1-2017
Latest Recording

This Grammy-nominated (Best Opera Recording) album pairs Karina Gauvin in the title role with Phillippe Jaroussky for a powerful "landmark event" (Gramophone).  Karina wonderfully plays the proud, but tragic, Theban queen in a stellar world-premiere recording of Steffani's opera.

Posted: Jan-11-2015
Latest Acclaim

"The obvious thrill is Toronto-raised, Montreal-based soprano Karina Gauvin, who showed off her ever-deepening artistry, tremendous vocal range and technique, and considerable dramatic chops in opera arias by George Frideric Handel and a sacred work by Antonio Vivaldi."

— Musical Toronto
Posted: Mar-24-2017
Latest Video
Posted: Dec-15-2015