French Soprano Sandrine Piau is one of the world’s most sought after singers. Her voice has been described as being divine. What better way to celebrate the month of love than by listening to her sing songs from the heart.
Soprano: Sandrine Piau
Conductor: Olivier Ochanine
Celebrate the month of love with the Sun Symphony Orchestra as we feature one of the most romantic instruments – the human voice. French Soprano Sandrine Piau is one of the most exciting voices today and specializes in music all the way from Baroque to modernist songs. Piau sings musical selections inspired by love and perfect for her heavenly voice.
A renowned figure in the world of baroque music, French soprano Sandrine Piau regularly performs with celebrated conductors such as William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Christophe Rousset, Gustav Lleonhardt, Ivor Bolton, Ton Koopman, René Jacobs, Marc Minkowski and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
Sandrine Piau embraces different roles on international stages. The roles she has previously performed include Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Morgana (Alcina) at the Opéra de Paris, Dalinda (Ariodante) at the Salzburg Festival, Alcina, Mélisande, Sandrina, (La Finta Giardiniera), Sœur Constance (Dialogue des Carmélites) at the Monnaie, Alcina and Dalinda (Ariodante) in Amsterdam, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Sœur Constance at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and Despina (Cosi fan tutte) and Tytiana (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at the Festival d’Aix en Provence.
As a celebrated recital singer of both French and German repertoire, Sandrine Piau performs with renowned accompanists including Jos van Immerseel, Roger Vignoles and Susan Manoff.
She regularly gives recitals and has appeared in concert in New York, Paris, London, Tokyo, Munich, Zurich, and Salzburg, and recently in Hamburg for the opening of the Elbphilharmonie.
In recent years she has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Covent Garden Festival, Musikverein, Salle Pleyel, Festival de Saint Denis, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Teatro Communale in both Florence and Bologna and with the world’s most prestigious orchestras including Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Sandrine Piau has an extensive discography, including four CDs of Haendel and Mozart and two recitals albums; “Apres un rêve” and “Evocations”, which she recorded with renowned accompanist Susan Manoff, with whom she has a privileged relationship and performs regularly. Together they have performed in Europe, across America, in Japan and most recently at Wigmore Hall. ‘Desperate Heroines’, a stunning selection of Mozart’s arias recorded with the Orchestre du Mozarteum Salzburg and Ivor Bolton, has been a critically acclaimed recording.
Sandrine Piau now records exclusively for “Alpha Classics” and her first CD under this label, released in 2018, is a recital disc recorded with Susan Manoff entitled “Chimère”.The disc includes a selection of German Lieder, French Mélodies, and Art Songs.
Highlights of the 2018/19 season include her return to the Lincoln Centre with Les Arts Florissants, a European tour with the Freibüger Barockorchester, as well as her return to the Salzburg Festival for Alcina (Morgana).
Sandrine Piau was given the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres in 2006 and was named “Lyrical Artist of the Year” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique award ceremony in 2009.