Sandrine Piau

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Sandrine Piau (born 5 June 1965) is a French opera soprano.

Born in Issy-les-Moulineaux, she originally trained as a harpist, she studied voice at the Collège Lamartine and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique du Paris. She is best known for her roles in Baroque opera, having worked with William Christie at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.

She collaborated with many of the leading European conductors of the Baroque revival, including Marc Minkowski, Philippe Herreweghe, Paul McCreesh, Alan Curtis, Christophe Rousset, René Jacobs, and Fabio Biondi. She took part in the project of Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir to record the complete vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

She was named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2006 by the French government.[1]


Concert works and operas[edit]

Solo recitals[edit]

  • Opera Arias by Mozart, conducted by Gottfried von der Goltz (2002) Astrée
  • Mélodies by Debussy with Jos Van Immerseel, piano (2002 and 2003) Naïve Records
  • Opera Seria arias by Handel, conducted by Christophe Rousset (2005) Naïve
  • Arie d'Opera by Vivaldi, conducted by Federico Sardelli (2005) Naïve
  • Évocation, songs by Chausson, Strauss, Debussy, Zemlinsky, Koechlin, with Susan Manoff, piano (2007) Naïve
  • Between Heaven & Earth, oratorio arias by Handel, conducted by Stefano Montanari (2009) Naïve
  • Après un Rêve, songs by Fauré, Poulenc, Britten. Susan Manoff, piano (2011) Naïve
  • Le Triomphe de L'amour, French baroque arias, Les Paladins conducted by Jérôme Correas (2012) Naïve
  • Mozart: Desperate Heroines, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg conducted by Ivor Bolton (2014) Naïve


  1. ^ "IMG Artistes – Sandrine Piau".

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