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agnes
zsigovics

baroque soprano

 
 
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The star for me is the soprano Agnes Zsigovics  icily perfect in her grief in Zerfliesse...

Don't miss Agnes — among the best ever.

 David Stancliffe, Early Music Review, April 2012

I was particularly impressed by Zsigovics’ ringing and polished singing.

— Philip A. Metzger, The Morning Call, May 2014

 

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Juno-Nominated for Classical Album of the Year:
Vocal or Choral Performance (2009)

The duet “Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten,” from the Cantata No. 78, “Jesu der du meine Seele,” in which Taylor is joined by soprano Agnes Zsigovics, is an addictive group of pearly arabesques.
— James Manheim, AllMusic.com

Tenor Lawrence Wiliford’s lovely “Erwäge, wie sein blutgefärbter Rücken” and soprano Agnes Zsigovics’ shimmering, mostly wind-accompanied solo, “Zerfliesse, mein Herze,” are among the highlights of the album.
— Stephen Eddins, AllMusic.com

Alexander Weimann conducts the opening movement of Bach St-John Passion for the ATMA recording session.

OPUS PRIZE: Nominee for Disc of the year (2011/12)
Medieval Music, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical

 
 
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“Radiant soprano” Agnes Zsigovics has recently been hailed for her “purity of sound and expressivity,” (The Register-Guard), her voice reviewed as “stylish” (The New York Times), “hauntingly beautiful, creamy, velvety, bell-like” (The Morning Call), and “among the best ever” (Early Music Review). A recording artist for Sony BMG, ATMA Classical, and Analekta, Agnes tours internationally, appearing with leading choirs and orchestras in the United States, South America, and Europe. She was a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall and performed the St. John Passion under Yannick Nézet-Séguin and with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Helmuth Rilling.

Agnes' most recent appearances include her debut at the Oregon Bach Festival performing the Monteverdi Vespers, performances of Bach’s Mass in B minor and Cantata BWV 106 at the Bethlehem Bach Festival, Handel’s Messiah with the Guelph Chamber Choir and with Nota Bene Baroque Players, Arvo Pärt’s Stabat Mater with the Art of Time Ensemble, and a recording of Schutz’s Musikalisches Exequiem for Analekta due for release in late 2014.

Upcoming engagements include The National Ballet of Canada (Pergolesi Stabat Mater choreographed by James Kudelka), The Grand Philharmonic Choir (Bach St. Matthew Passion), Theatre of Early Music (Purcell Dido and Aeneas), Les Idées heureuses (Bach Cantatas), and the Bethlehem Bach Festival.

Agnes appears on the Juno-nominated album The Voice of Bach with Daniel Taylor and the Prix OPUS-nominated classical disc of the year Bach Johannes-Passion with Les Voix Baroques and Arion Baroque Orchestra under Alexander Weimann. Agnes holds a master’s degree from the University of Toronto, where she is currently completing a doctorate of musical arts in voice performance.

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