Marianne Crebassa
Mezzo-soprano

© Simon Fowler

This season marks the global release of Marianne Crebassa’s critically acclaimed debut album Oh, boy!, and saw her crowned Artiste Lyrique at the 2017 Victoires de la Musique Classique. On stage she returns to La Scala and the Berliner Staatsoper for productions of Le Nozze di Figaro, to the Salzburg Festival for her first Sesto/La Clemenza di Tito and she makes her debut at the Opéra Comique in Paris in the title role of Offenbach’s Fantasio.
At 21, while studying musicology, voice and piano in her home town Montpellier, Marianne Crebassa was engaged by the opera there as soloist in Schumann’s Manfred. Following her notable success at the Festival de Radio France as Isabella (Wuthering Heights) in 2010, she was engaged in the Opéra National de Paris Young Artist Program, appearing as Gluck’s Orphée, Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera and on the mainstage in Lulu, Rigoletto and Madame Butterfly.
After graduation, she debuted at the Salzburg Festival alongside Placido Domingo as Irene (Tamerlano) and returned the next season as Cecilio (Lucio Silla). In the 2014 festival she created the title role in Marc-André Dalbavie’s Charlotte Salomon.
Marianne was rapidly invited across Europe and America and has recently portrayed Cherubino at the Berliner Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper and Dutch National Opera. She made her La Scala debut as Cecilio, and returned the following season in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. She marked her US stage debut in Chicago as Stephano in Roméo et Juliette, and the following season returned as Dorabella.

The mezzo-soprano’s extensive concert credits and projects include the Festival de Saint-Denis, Salzburg’s Mozart Festwochen, The Gulbenkian Foundation, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de Paris, the Wiener Sinfoniker, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin... Most recently she performed as a soloist at the opening night of the 50th Mostly Mozart Festival in New York.
She returns regularly to the Festival de Radio France in her home town Montpellier, where she recently sang the title role of Fantasio. Marianne is an exclusive recording artist with Erato.

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