Sandrine Piau

A renowned figure in the world of Baroque music, French soprano Sandrine Piau performs regularly with such celebrated conductors as William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Christophe Rousset, Gustav Leonhardt, Sigiswald Kuijken, Ton Koopman, René Jacobs, Marc Minkowski, Fabio Biondi, Michel Corboz, Josep Pons and Louis Langrée.

Ms. Piau embraces both the lyric and Baroque repertoire, and performs roles such as Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Servilia in the Austrian composer’s La Clemenza di Tito, and Titania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Related music:

Ernest Chausson: Chanson perpetuelle op. 37

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Albert Roussel: “Ciel, Aer et Vent” after a poem by Ronsard, for flute and voice

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Recent opera projects include singing Nanetta in Verdi’s Falstaff at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, Atalanta at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Sophie in Massenet’s Werther at both the Capitole de Toulouse and the Théâtre du Châtelet. Future operatic projects include Dalinda (Ariodante) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, both Pamina and Cleopatra at La Monnaie in Brussels and Titania at the Opéra National de Lyon, etc.

Ms. Piau appears regularly in concert. In recent years she has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Covent Garden Festival and Montreux Festival, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Teatro Communale in Florence, Teatro Communale di Bologna, and with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestre de Paris.

Sandrine Piau takes great pleasure in the art of the recital. As a singer of both the French and German repertoires, she has performed with many renowned recital accompanists, such as Jos van Immerseel, Myung-Whun Chung, Georges Pludermacher, Roberto Negri, Billy Eidi, David Selig, Christian Ivaldi, Alexandre Tharaud, Jérôme Hantaï and Corine Durous. Recital appearances include Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris and the Festival du Printemps des Arts in Monte-Carlo.

Ms. Piau has an exclusive recording contract with the record company Naïve. Her disc of Mozart arias, accompanied by the Freiburger Barockorchester met with an extremely enthusiastic critical response and was awarded the Prix Charles Cros. Her second album on the Naïve label, Debussy mélodies, accompanied by Jos van Imserseel, was awarded the ‘Prix Ravel’ at the Orphée Awards in Paris. Handel’s Arias Seria with Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques was named Editor’s Choice by Gramophone in January 2005 and won the Stanley Sadie Handel Recording Prize 2005.

The artist’s latest recital CD is a Franco-German recital programme entitled “Evocation” was again named Editor’s Choice by Gramophone and “Diamant d’opéra” by Opera magazine. 2009 sees two new Handel recordings in her continued collaboration with Naïve. The first is an eclectic selection of duets with the contralto Sara Mingardo, and the second, due for release this autumn, is in celebration of Handel’s Oratorios.

Recently Sandrine was named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.

Related videos:

Sandrine Piau – Mozart: Die Zauberflöte

Sandrine Piau –Holzbauer: Der Tod der Dido

Sandrine Piau – Motets de Vivaldi Nulla in mundo pax sincera, part1

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