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Marianne Crebassa
Mezzo-soprano

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Marianne Crebassa studied piano and voice at the Montpellier Conservatory and has a degree in musicology. In 2008, at the age of 21, she made her debut at the Montpellier Opera in Schumann’s Manfred. In 2010, following her performance as Isabella Linton in Bernard Herrmann’s Wuthering Heights at the Radio France Festival, she joined the Paris Opera’s Atelier Lyrique for a period of two years. She sang at the Salzburg Festival, first in Tamerlano (Irene) under the baton of Marc Minkowski, then in Lucio Silla (Cecilio) and then in the title role of MarcAndré Dalbavie’s world premiere production of Charlotte Salomon. Soon thereafter, she found herself making guest appearances at some of the most prestigious opera houses on both sides of the Atlantic. She played Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Berlin Staatsoper, the Vienna Staatsoper and the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, Cecilio, the lead role in L’Enfant et les sortilèges and Cherubino at Milan’s La Scala, Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette) at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, and the title role in Offenbach’s Fantasio at the Opéra Comique. She then sang the roles of Sesto (La Clemenza de Tito) at the 2017 Salzburg Festival and the Paris Opera, Dorabella (Così fan tutte) in Chicago, then Angelina (La Cenerentola) at Milan’s La Scala and the Paris Opera. In 2018, she sang her first Mélisande at the Staatsoper in Berlin. More recently, she appeared as Cherubino at the New York Metropolitan Opera and performed the title role in Ariodante at the Bordeaux Opera. She also appeared as Dorabella at the 2020 Salzburg Festival. During the 2020-2021 season she performed in the revival of Fantasio at the Opéra Comique and sang in La Damnation de Faust at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Marianne Crebassa also performs in concert with the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de Paris, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, at the Mozart Festwochen, the Radio France Montpellier Festival and the Saint-Denis Festival. The 2016/2017 season was marked by the release of her album Oh, Boy! (Erato), which was unanimously hailed by the critics and which earnt her a Victoire de la Musique Classique in the Opera Artist category. Secrets, a second album devoted to French melodies was released on the Erato label in 2017.

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