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Rebecca Genge (Soprano)

Born: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

The Canadian soprano, Rebecca Genge, holds a Master of Music in Historical Performance (2017) and a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance (2015) from the University of Toronto, where she was a student of Daniel Taylor, and a Diploma in Music from the Victoria Conservatory of Music (2011) where she was a student of Nancy Argenta. In master-class, she has worked with such outstanding musicians as Emma Kirkby, Barbara Hannigan, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Ingrid Attrot, Michael Chance, Laurence Cummings and Adrian Butterfield.

Described as a “powerful and charged” performer, Rebecca Genge feels at home in a wide range of repertoire. She has been noted for her “completely stylish” interpretations of music from the 17th and 18th centuries, but is equally comfortable performing music from the 20th century and beyond.

Rebecca Genge has appeared in recital with counter-tenor Daniel Taylor on numerous occasions, including at the Music and Beyond Festival in Ottawa, the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, and the Elora Festival. Rebecca made her main stage operatic debut in 2017 as Papagena in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with Pacific Opera Victoria.

As an avid choral singer, Rebecca Genge has sung with many of the foremost professional Canadian choirs including the Theatre of Early Music (Director: Daniel Taylor), the Elora Singers (Director: Noel Edison) and Tafelmusik Chamber Choir (Director: Ivars Taurins). As a member of University of Schola Cantorum, Toronto (Director: Daniel Taylor), she was a soloist in George Frideric Handel's Dixit Dominus and Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria with guest director Paul McCreesh. She also had the opportunity to perform in concert with Dame Emma Kirkby and lutenist Jakob Lindberg for the University of Toronto’s Historical Performance department.

Performance highlights from 2016-2017 include Michel Corrette's Laudate Dominum and Georg Philipp Telemann's Die Tageszeiten with the Victoria Baroque Players, and a recital tour of Vancouver Island, where she sang “a moving, brilliant performance of relatively unknown, neglected 17th-century German music” for the Pacific Baroque Festival.

Rebecca Genge can be heard on a number of choral recordings for the Analekta, Naxos and Sony Classical labels, and is a featured soloist on the Trinity Choir’s Juno-nominated album "Four Thousand Winter". She has also participated in recording projects for Analekta with the Theatre of Early Music and Schola Cantorum, Toronto, including the Juno nominated disk ‘The Heart’s Refuge’.

 

Source: Music & Beyond Website (2016); Rebecca Genge profile on Facebook; The Arist (June 2017); Photos 1003-1004: Jon Mark Photography
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2016); Rebecca Genge (June 2017)

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Daniel Taylor

Soprano

Member of Schola Cantorum, Toronto:
C-7 (2014):
BWV 165

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