Patricia Petibon Soprano

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The French soprano Patricia Petibon studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris under Rachel Yakar and was discovered by William Christie. Her extensive repertoire ranges from the baroque to the contemporary and includes music by Mozart, Donizetti, and Verdi. Since making her debut at the Paris Opera in Hippolyte et Aricie (Cupid), she has sung many of the great roles from the baroque repertoire, including Ginevra (Ariodante) at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva, Morgana (Alcina) at Milan’s La Scala and the title role in Alcina at the Aix Festival. She has also appeared as Despina (Così fan tutte) at the Salzburg Festival, Giunia (Lucio Silla) at the Vienna Staatsoper, and sung the title role of Lulu in Geneva, Barcelona, and Salzburg. She has also performed the roles of Aspasia (Mitridate) in Vienna, Munich and Paris (the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées); Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Aix Festival, Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) at the Paris Opera, Blanche de La Force (Dialogues des carmélites) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Vienna Staatsoper and La Monnaie in Brussels; Manon in Vienna, Geneva and Paris at the Opéra Comique, and Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. She also sang in the world premiere production of Philippe Boesmans Au monde at La Monnaie in Brussels. In 2018, she made her role debut as Violetta (La Traviata) in Malmo and in 2019, sang the four principal female roles in Les Contes d’Hoffmann in Brussels. Her discography is comprised of numerous titles including the albums Nouveau Monde, La Belle Excentrique and L’Amour, la mort, la mer.

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