French soprano Sandrine Piau is one of the most sought-after exponents of early music and appears regularly on all of the world’s leading stages. Her repertoire includes not only Baroque works but also lyric roles. Among recent engagements are Alcina in Brussels and Amsterdam, Dalinda (Ariodante) and Titania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) at the Paris Opéra, Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) in Nice and Brussels and Aennchen (Der Freischütz), Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. She has also sung the title role in L’incoronazione di Poppea in Cologne, Sandrina (La finta giardiniera) in Brussels, Ismene (Mitridate) at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Sophie (Werther) in Toulouse and at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. She returned to the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in 2016 as Despina in Così fan tutte in a production also seen at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York and at the Edinburgh Festival.
Sandrine Piau’s song recitals feature both German lieder and French mélodies. Her accompanists include Jos van Immerseel, Roger Vignoles and Susan Manoff, with whom she has recorded two CDs. Under exclusive contract to Naïve Records, she has recently released a collection of Mozart arias under the title Desperate Heroines. As a concert artist she has recently appeared in Moscow, Paris and Turin and given recitals in London, Zurich, Chicago, Washington, Philadelphia and Paris. During the 2016/17 season she appeared in concerts in Paris, Brussels and Munich and for the opening of the Recital Hall at Hamburg’s new Elbphilharmonie.
Sandrine Piau made her Salzburg Festival debut under William Christie in 1992. In 2006 she was presented with the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and in 2009 named Singer of the Year in the Victoires de la Musique Awards.
Current as of May 2017