Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux has made Venice, Italy her home for some years now but she grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska. There she found that the harsh climate made her naturally suited to playing men on the opera stage and she has specialized in so-called trouser roles throughout her career.
Genaux joins us to talk about musical androgyny and her latest album Pyrotechnics, and to perform live in the studio.
1. "Come in vano il mare irato" (from Catone in Utica)
2. Live Performance:"Berceuse cosaque"
3. Live Performance:"Madrid"
4. "Agitata Da Due Venti"