Soprano Patricia Petibon was discovered by William Christie after her training at the Paris Conservatoire and she made her debut in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie at the Paris Opéra. Other important milestones in her career include Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) at the Vienna State Opera, Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at the Zurich Opera, Giunia (Lucio Silla) at the Theater an der Wien, in Barcelona and Madrid, Morgana (Alcina) at La Scala, Milan, Aspasia (Mitridate, re di Ponto) at the Theater an der Wien and in Munich and Despina (Così fan tutte) at the Salzburg Festival.
She has been acclaimed for her appearances as Lulu in Geneva, at the Salzburg Festival and the Liceu Barcelona. Recent highlights include Donna Anna in Paris, Susanna in Aix-en-Provence, Gilda in Munich, Blanche (Dialogues des Carmélites) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the world premiere of Philippe Boesmans’s Au Monde in Brussels and Paris. She was recently acclaimed for her appearances as Manon at the Vienna State Opera and the Grand Théâtre de Genève and as Mélisande at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
Patricia Petibon is also a devoted concert and Lieder singer. She worked closely with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and continues to work with renowned conductors as Alain Altinoglu, Bertrand de Billy, Ivor Bolton, Kristjan Järvi, Daniel Harding, Andrea Marcon, Marc Minkowski, Josep Pons, François-Xavier Roth, Jérémie Rhorer, Paavo Järvi.
During the 2018/19 season Patricia Petibon made her role debut as Violetta (La traviata). Other highlights include the title role in Massenet’s Manon at the Opéra Comique, concerts with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, a Spanish tour with La Cetra, an evening of Handel arias at the Vienna State Opera under Emmanuelle Haïm and Ravel’s Shéhérazade with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and Kent Nagano. Her recital appearances this year include the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Salzburg Festival.