A US mezzo wins Handel birthplace prize

A US mezzo wins Handel birthplace prize


norman lebrecht

November 21, 2016

The town of Halle has awarded its 2017 prize to Vivica Genaux, describing her as ‘one of the foremost Baroque and bel canto singers.’

The Alaskan-born singer will be presented with the prize in Halle next week.



  • Marg says:

    Absolutely spot on. Congrats Vivica. She is the most superb Vivaldi singer also. And just a downright lovely non-diva diva as well,

  • Karen Babcock says:

    Proud to say Vivica and I were playmates and grew up in the same neighborhood in Fairbanks Alaska! She is beautiful inside and out.

  • Jo Kuchle says:

    Congratulations Vivica! You represent Alaska and America well!