The Ladies’ Morning Musical Club presents

Karina Gauvin

Michael McMahon, piano

Born in Repentigny, Quebec, soprano Karina Gauvin has been called “the incarnation of a Cleopatra through songs with haunting modulations” (Diapason). Her repertory spans three centuries, but she is known above all for her striking interpretations of characters in 18th century opera and oratorio: Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphans and Tito Manilo, Gluck’s Armide, Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, Cavalli’s La Callisto, Handel’s Rinaldo, Giulio Cesare, Tolomeo, Ezio, and Alcina, among many others. Whether performing with period instrument ensembles like the Akademie für alte Musik Berlin, Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Quebec’s Les Violons du Roy, or with modern orchestras like the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony, Karina Gauvin is adept at riveting an audience. Her soprano voice “is like a clear, refreshing and inexhaustible spring that darts and sparkles around any ornamental obstacle in its way,” wrote Opera News. Gauvin’s performances with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra earned her nominations at the Grammy Awards in 2007 and 2009.
3rd LMMC recital.


SCARLATTI (1659-1725)
Toglietemi la vita ancor (Il Pompeo)
Cara, cara e dolce
Gia il sole dal gange

DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
Ariettes oubliées
1. C’est l’extase
2. Il pleure dans mon coeur
3. L’ombre des arbres
4. Chevaux de bois
5. Green
6. Spleen

COPLAND (1900-1990)
Old American Songs, First Set
The Boatman’s Dance
The Dodger
Long Time Ago
Simple Gifts

SATIE (1866-1925)
Je te veux

POULENC (1899-1963)
Les chemins de l’amour

BIZET (1838-1875)
Guitare (Feuilles d’Album, no 4)
Adieux de l’hôtesse arabe (Vingt mélodies, opus 21 no 4)
Ouvre ton coeur (Seize mélodies, no 2)

DELIBES (1836-1891)
Les filles de Cadix

To learn more about Karina Gauvin, visit:

The LMMC is a non-profit organization.

For more information and to purchase tickets: online at
(Please note that web reservations must be done by 1pm on the Friday before the concert.)
By phone at 514-932-6796 Monday to Friday, from 10am to 1pm.
Reservations are recommended as concerts often sell out.
If tickets are still available, they can be purchased at Pollack Hall’s box office as of 2:30pm on the day of the concert.

Related Posts