SANDRINE PIAUMore Info
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. She was recently
awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Ministry of
Embracing both lyric and Baroque repertoire, she performs such roles as Pamina (Mozart's
Die Zauberflöte), Titania (Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream), and Servilia
(Gluck's La Clemenza di Tito).
Previous engagements have taken her to the Grand Théâtre de Genève to perform the role of
Ismène (Mozart's Mitridate, re di Ponto); to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées to
sing Aennchen (Weber's Der Freischütz), as well as Pamina and Servilia; and the
Théâtre du Châtelet to perform Ismène, Nerine (Rameau's Les Paladins), and Wanda
(Offenbach's La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein).
Ms. Piau has been invited by the Opéra National de Bordeaux to perform Titania, Teatro
Lirico di Cagliari to sing Pamina, Opéra de Montpellier and the Dresden Festival to sing in
Handel's Xerxes, Drottningholm Festival to sing Asteria in Handel's Tamerlano, and the
Bayersiche Staatsoper and Opéra National de Bordeaux to sing Konstanze in Mozart's Die
Entführung aus dem Serail.
Her recent roles include Nanetta (Verdi's Falstaff) at the Grand Théatre de
Bordeaux, the title role in Handel's Atalanta at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and Sophie
(Massenet's Werther) at both the Capitole de Toulouse and the Théâtre du Châtelet. Future
projects include Dalinda (Handel's Ariodante) at the Théâtre Champs Elysées and
the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Pamina and Cleopratra at La Monnaie Brussels, and Titania at
the Opera National de Lyon.
In recent years, Ms. Piau has performed at the Salzburg, Covent Garden, and Montreux
festivals; the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Teatro Comunale di Firenze, and Teatro Comunale
Ms. Piau has an exclusive recording contract with Naïve. Her recording of Mozart arias,
with pianist Freiburger Barockorchester, received enthusiastic critical response and was
awarded the Prix Charles Cros. Her second Naïve album, Debussy Mélodies, with
pianist Jos van Imserseel, was awarded the Prix Ravel at the Orphée Awards in Paris. In
January 2005, Gramophone named Haendel: Opera Seria, with Rousset and Les
Talens Lyriques, an Editors Choice. The album also won the Stanley Sadie Handel Recording
Prize that year.
Her latest release, évocation, features a Franco-German program based on texts
that reference women in the third person, and was recognized as a Gramophone
Editors Choice and Opera magazine's "Diamant d'opéra."