Arcangelo are delighted to be appearing in concert with Sandrine Piau in 2022/23.
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 Titania (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.
Sandrine Piau has an extensive discography and she now records exclusively for “Alpha Classics”. In 2020, she released three critically-acclaimed discs: Magic Mozart (with Insula Orchestra and Laurence Equilbey,) L’Addio which includes Haydn’s works (with Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini) and Clair-Obscur, a disc featuring works by Zemlinsky, Berg and Strauss (with the Orchestre Victor Hugo and Jean François Verdier).
The 2019/20 season was marked by Les Arts Florissants’ 40th anniversary tour, a European Tour with Teodor Currentzis and concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
In summer 2021, Sandrine Piau was invited by the ‘Festival d’Aix-en-Provence’ to sing in Kaija Saariaho’s creation, Innocence.
In the 2021/2022 season, Sandrine Piau takes part in Mozart’s Requiem directed by Romeo Castellucci, at both the Wiener Festwochen and La Monnaie, sings in concerts with ensembles with whom she regularly collaborates, such as Les Paladins and Les Violons du Roy in Canada. In addition, she embarks on a concert tour to present “Rivales”, a disc which was recorded with the Concert de la Loge and Véronique Gens.
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.