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Vivica Genaux: Artaserse

Vivica Genaux stars in the first Australian production of Johann Adolph Hasse's 1730 opera.

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Company: Pinchgut Opera
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Vivica Genaux: Artaserse

Date: 18 Oct 2018

Pinchgut Opera presents mezzo soprano and four-time Grammy Award-nominated Vivica Genaux in Hasse’s Artaserse.

She stars as Mandane, accused of the murder of her father to ascend to the throne.

Artaserse premiered at the Teatro di San Giovanni Grisostomo in Venice on February 11 1730, with a cast including the castrato Farinelli as the hero Arbace. Australian countertenor star David Hansen takes on the role in what will be the first Australian production of Artaserse.

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