Sandrine Piau

French soprano Sandrine Piau studied harp, chamber music, and singing at the Conservatoire de Paris. Today, she is considered one of the leading singers in her field and regularly performs on the world’s renowned stages, including the Paris Opéra, the Salzburg Festival, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Muziektheater Amsterdam, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Royal Opera House in London, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and the Opéra de Monte Carlo. Her repertoire includes roles such as Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Morgana and the title role in Alcina, Dalinda (Ariodante), Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande), Sandrina (La finta giardiniera), Sister Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Despina (Così fan tutte), Mozart’s Requiem, Titania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and the role of the Mother-in-Law in the premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s opera Innocence.

Concert engagements have taken her to New York, Paris, London, Tokyo, Munich, Zurich and Salzburg, as well as to Hamburg for the opening of the Elbphilharmonie. She has collaborated with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Philippe Herreweghe, Raphaël Pichon, Fabio Biondi, Julien Chauvin, Gianluca Capuano, Giovanni Antonini, Emmanuelle Haïm, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Andrea Marcon, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Jérôme Corréas, Daniel Harding, Michel Plasson, Louis Langrée, Ivor Bolton, Alain Altinoglu, Kurt Masur, Myung-Whun Chung, Teodor Currentzis, Laurence Equilbey, and Vladimir Jurowski.

In recitals, she performs with pianists such as Alexandre Tharaud, Christian Ivaldi, Jos van Immerseel, Susan Manoff, Éric Le Sage, and David Kadouch, and in chamber music, she collaborates with ensembles such as Ensemble Resonanz, Ensemble Contraste, Ensemble Pulcinella and Quatuor Psophos.

Sandrine Piau has participated in several complete recordings of operas by Handel and Mozart. Her solo albums have won numerous awards, including Editor’s Choice, Diapason d’Or, Choc Classica, and Clef d’Or ResMusica. Today, Sandrine Piau is an exclusive artist with the Alpha Classics label. In 2021, she released the album Voyage Intime, marking the beginning of her collaboration with pianist David Kadouch.

Her projects for 2023/24 include concert performances and the recording of Lully’s Atys, Così fan tutte in Munich, and the premiere of Marc André Dalbavie’s opera La Mélancolie de la résistance at the Berlin State Opera.

Sandrine Piau was appointed Chevalier des Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2006 and was named “Opera Singer of the Year” at the Victoires de la Musique in 2009.

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