Belén Genicio

Belen Genicio studied in the "Escuela Superior de Canto" in Madrid and later at the Musikhochschule in München (Germany).

Her first performances took place in opera theatres in Switzerland (Basel), France (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris), Germany (Karlsruhe, Giessen, Frankfurt), Spain (Madrid, Oviedo, La Coruña, Valencia, Zaragoza, Palma de Mallorca) and in Tours with Italian Opera Company of Milan: Dido and Aeneas (Dido), Pagliacci (Nedda), Il Filosofo di Campagna (Lena), Eugin Onegin (Larina), Un Ballo in Maschera (Amelia), Rigoletto (Giovanna), Les Contes d´Hoffmann (Giulietta), Curro Vargas (Soledad), Faust (Siebel) , Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola) and numerous Zarzuelas.  

As soloist with orchestra she has appeared in Festivals in Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic and Spain, performing Messiah (Händel), Krönungsmesse (Mozart), Gloria (Vivaldi), Miserere (Hoffmann), Te Deum ( Dvorak ), Te Deum (Bruckner), Neunte Symphonie (Beethoven) , Les Nuits d´été (Berlioz) , Psyché (Falla) , Siete Canciones Populares Españolas (Falla), Wesendonk-Lieder (Wagner ) and Lyric Galas. In Verdi´s Requiem the critics praised her "sweet sound and almost superhuman abilities to project" Filare ( Pamplona ).

Belen Genicio is a well-known interpreter of baroque music. She was a part of the Baroque Group "Pneuma" (soprano, trumpet and organ) and regularly sings baroque arias accompanied by harpsichord, in festivals throughout Aragon, Pamplona, Madrid , Menorca, Ciudad Real, Santiago de Compostela and Getxo (Bilbao).  

She is a member of Trio Spohr (soprano, clarinet and piano) which specializes in music written for this unusual combination. They have appeared throughout Spain , in the Roman Forum and Pablo Gargallo Museum in Zaragoza, Principe Felipe Auditorium in Oviedo , Juan March Foundation in Madrid , University of Valencia and Festivals in Logroño, Jaca and Mollerusa.  

Since the beginning of her career Belen Genicio has had a special love for art-song (Lieder, Chanson and Spanish song). Her repertoire is enormous. In 2001 she gave a critically acclaimed performance of works by Britten and Espla in the Queen Sofia Museum in Madrid , together with the pianist Duncan Gifford. Since then they have formed a stable duo, appearing regularly throughout Spain.                         

Belen Genicio has worked with many conductors including A. Jordan, M. Gielen, M. Atzmon, A. Erede, Ph. Bender y E.G. Asensio and has been directed on the stage by J.C. Auvray, H. Wernike, J.L. Alonso, F. Nieva y A. Marsillach ,among others.  

She received first prize in the "Canto Lauri-Volpi" International Competition and was awarded the National Graduation prize by King Juan Carlos of Spain


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