Veronique Gens (c)Alexandre Weinberger & Virgin Classics Image Name: Veronique Gens (c)Alexandre Weinberger & Virgin Classics

French soprano Véronique Gens forged her international reputation as an inspirational singer of Baroque music, and she brings the same lucid purity so valued in that repertoire to a recital of Romantic, 19th-century songs from her homeland, accompanied by the delicate playing of Susan Manoff.

Gens combines stylish poise with a strong sense of drama in a diverse programme, from Fauré’s mysterious dream of elopement Après un rêve to the unforgettably evocative L’invitation au voyage by Duparc.

After rare discoveries by Chausson and early masterpieces by Debussy, she concludes with exotic songs by Hahn inspired by far-off antiquity.

A programme of song including works by Fauré, Duparc, Debussy,Chausson and Hahn.

Véronique Gens (soprano)

Susan Manoff (piano)

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 7 November, 8pm-10pm