Patricia Petibon © Bernard Martinez
Patricia Petibon © Bernard Martinez
SOPRANO

Patricia Petibon

Representation: World

BIOGRAPHY

Receiving her musical education at the Conservatoire National Supérieure de Musique with Rachel Yakar and discovered by William Christie, soprano Patricia Petibon has earned a stellar reputation as one of the most versatile interpreters of her fach with a repertoire extending from French Baroque to contemporary music. Ever since her first steps on stage in 1996 with Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie, she has been on a constant expedition through musical history, covering the literature from Mozart to Offenbach, Donizetti and Verdi, all the way to Poulenc and Berg, always performing on the foremost stages around the world.

The artist remains faithful to the Baroque repertoire, underlining this with performances by Rameau's Les indes galantes (Phani & Zima) with William Christie at the Paris Opéra and Ariodante (Dalinda) under the baton of Marc Minkowski, the reopening of the Théâtre du Châtelet with Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice under John Eliot Gardiner, as well as Ariodante (Ginevra) at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Alcina (Morgana) at La Scala. The artist received with special acclaim as Giunia (Lucio Silla) at the Theater an der Wien, led by Nikolaus Harnoncourt with whom she enjoyed a very close collaboration.

Highlights of recent years include her role debut as Lulu in Geneva, at the Salzburg Festival and at the Liceu in Barcelona (also released on DVD at DGG). In addition, Patricia Petibon performed Mitridate on stage in Vienna and Munich. With her role debut as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), she enjoyed great success at the Opéra Bastille in Paris. Most recently, she was celebrated for her Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Festival in Aix-en-Provence and her role debut as Gilda in a new production of Rigoletto in Munich. In 2013, she sang Giunia (Lucio Silla) in Barcelona and celebrated a great personal triumph as Blanche in a new production of Les Dialogues des Carmélites at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris - as previously in Vienna. Both the world premiere of Philippe Boesman's Au Monde at La Monnaie in Brussels and the revival at the Opéra Comique in Paris was met with great success.

Patricia Petibon continued with Ginevra in Handel's Ariodante at the Festival of Aix-en-Provence, made an acclaimed return to the Vienna State Opera with Massenet's Manon and the title role of Handel's Alcina at the Aix-en-Provence festival for which she was highly praised by both audience and the press. Another highlight in her career was a new production of Mozart's Mitridate at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées where she was on stage as Asteria.

In autumn 2016, she was celebrated in the title-role of Massenet’s Manon in a new production at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and in May 2017 as Mélisande in a new production of Debussy's Pélleas et Mélisande at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées. Highlights of the 2017/2018 season included Mozart's Lucio Silla at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Blanche at Les Dialogues des Carmélites at La Monnaie in Brussels, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and Euridice in Orfeo et Euridice at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris.

In the season 2018/2019, Patricia Petibon appeared for the first time as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata at the Malmö Opera. Another highlight was the title role of Massenet’s Manon at the Opéra Comique in Paris. On the concert stage, she performed with La Cetra on tour in Spain and appeared in a Handel Gala at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival. She also gave concerts with Ravel's Shéhérazade and the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich, as well as a gala evening at the Vienna State Opera with Handel arias. Summer 2019 brought her return to the Salzburg Festival with a recital and together with Dimitri Naïditch and Fiona Montbet a tour with her program Alchimia to the festivals in Arcachon, Trélazé, Uzès and Menton.

In addition to numerous concert performances, the season 2019/2020 brings a return to La Monnaie in Brussels, where Patricia Petibon will sing all three female leads in Offenbach’s Les contes d'Hoffmann, at La Monnaie in Brussels, as well as a new production of Pélleas et Mélisande at La Scala in Milan.

Patricia Petibon entertains close musical ties to Alain Altinoglu, Giovanni Antonini and Il Giardino Armonico, Bertrand de Billy, Ivor Bolton, Frédéric Chaslin, Myung Whun Chung, Emmanuelle Haïm and Le Concert d‘Astrée, Daniel Harding, Bernard Haitink, Kristjan Järvi, Louis Langré, Andrea Marcon and La Cetra, as well as Venice Baroque, Josep Pons, François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles, Christophe Rousset, Jérémie Rohrer, Paavo Järvi and many more.

Being equally at home on the great recital stages, she performs frequently in Paris, Lyon, Lille, Strasbourg, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, at the Salzburg Festival, in Graz, Geneva, Dortmund, Hamburg, London’s Wigmore Hall, Edinburgh, Aix-en-Provence, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Madrid, Granada and Bilbao. In the season 2019/2020, she will present her new recital program L'amour, la mer et la mort in Luxembourg, Montpellier, Lyon, Toulouse, Paris, Strasbourg, Berlin and Vienna.

Patricia Petibon’s recordings include titles like Les Fantaisies de Patricia Petibon with a widespread excerpt of her vast repertoire, French Touch, an album featuring French Arias, a solo album with French Baroque Arias, Orlando Paladino with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and La passione di Gesù with Fabio Biondi. Other notable recordings include duets from Handel operas with Emmanuelle Haïm, Werther and Die Entführung aus dem Serail. She was an exclusive artist for Deutsche Grammophon from 2008 - 2016. During this time, she recorded arias by Gluck, Mozart and Haydn with Concerto Köln and Daniel Harding, the CD Rosso including Italian Baroque arias with La Cetra and Andrea Marcon and Melancolia with the Orquesta Nacional de España under Josep Pons, featuring Spanish repertoire. In 2012, she recorded her solo album Nouveau Monde, including Baroque arias and songs with La Cetra and Andrea Marcon. This was followed by La Belle Excentrique in 2014, a recording of Mélodies Françaises, which has received numerous awards. Patricia Petibon has signed a new recording contract with Sony Music Masterworks. Her first album under the label of Sony Classical with the title „L’amour, la mort, la mer“ will be released in February 2020.

2019 | 2020

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DISCOGRAPHY

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La Belle Excentrique
Works by Erik Satie, Léo Ferré, Francis Poulenc, Manuel Rosenthal, Gabriel Fauré, Reynaldo Hahn, Francine Cockenpot
Piano: Susan Manoff
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 2014
 

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Nouveau Monde: Baroque Arias and Songs
Henri de Bailly, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Georg Friedrich Händel, José de Nebra, Henry Purcell, Jean-Philippe Rameau
La Cetra Barockorchester Basel
Conductor: Andrea Marcon
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 2012

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Melancolía – Spanish Arias and Songs
Works by Nicolas Bacri, Joaquín Nin y Castellanos, Manuel de Falla, Jerónimo Giménez, Rafael Calleja Gómez, Enrique Granados et al.
Orquesta Nacional de España
Conductor: Josep Pons
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 2011
 

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Rosso: Italian Baroque Arias
Arias by Opern von Georg Friedrich Händel,Benedetto Marcello, Nicola Porpora, Antonio Sartorio, Alessanddro Scarlatti et al.
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Conductor: Andrea Marcon
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 2010
 

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VIDEOS

CALENDAR

Jacques Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Eric Cutler, Hoffmann
Patricia Petibon, Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta
Michèle Loisier, Nicklausse, La Muse
Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo, La voix de la tombe
Gábor Bretz, Le conseiller Lindorf, Coppélius, Le docteur Miracle, Le capitaine Dapertutto
François Piolino, Spalanzani, Nathanaël
Sir Willard White, Luther, Crespel
Loïc Félix, Frantz, Andrès, Cochenille, Pitichinaccio
Yoann Dubruque, Schlémil, Herrmann

Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Krzysztof Warlikowski, stage director
Małgorzata Szczęśniak, stage design & costumes
Felice Ross, light
Denis Guéguin, video design
Claude Bardouil, choreographer
Christian Longchamp, dramaturge
Martino Faggiani, chorusmaster
Symphony Orchester and Choir of La Monnaie

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Jacques Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Eric Cutler, Hoffmann
Patricia Petibon, Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta
Michèle Loisier, Nicklausse, La Muse
Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo, La voix de la tombe
Gábor Bretz, Le conseiller Lindorf, Coppélius, Le docteur Miracle, Le capitaine Dapertutto
François Piolino, Spalanzani, Nathanaël
Sir Willard White, Luther, Crespel
Loïc Félix, Frantz, Andrès, Cochenille, Pitichinaccio
Yoann Dubruque, Schlémil, Herrmann

Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Krzysztof Warlikowski, stage director
Małgorzata Szczęśniak, stage design & costumes
Felice Ross, light
Denis Guéguin, video design
Claude Bardouil, choreographer
Christian Longchamp, dramaturge
Martino Faggiani, chorusmaster
Symphony Orchester and Choir of La Monnaie

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Jacques Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Eric Cutler, Hoffmann
Patricia Petibon, Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta
Michèle Loisier, Nicklausse, La Muse
Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo, La voix de la tombe
Gábor Bretz, Le conseiller Lindorf, Coppélius, Le docteur Miracle, Le capitaine Dapertutto
François Piolino, Spalanzani, Nathanaël
Sir Willard White, Luther, Crespel
Loïc Félix, Frantz, Andrès, Cochenille, Pitichinaccio
Yoann Dubruque, Schlémil, Herrmann

Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Krzysztof Warlikowski, stage director
Małgorzata Szczęśniak, stage design & costumes
Felice Ross, light
Denis Guéguin, video design
Claude Bardouil, choreographer
Christian Longchamp, dramaturge
Martino Faggiani, chorusmaster
Symphony Orchester and Choir of La Monnaie

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Jacques Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Eric Cutler, Hoffmann
Patricia Petibon, Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta
Michèle Loisier, Nicklausse, La Muse
Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo, La voix de la tombe
Gábor Bretz, Le conseiller Lindorf, Coppélius, Le docteur Miracle, Le capitaine Dapertutto
François Piolino, Spalanzani, Nathanaël
Sir Willard White, Luther, Crespel
Loïc Félix, Frantz, Andrès, Cochenille, Pitichinaccio
Yoann Dubruque, Schlémil, Herrmann

Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Krzysztof Warlikowski, stage director
Małgorzata Szczęśniak, stage design & costumes
Felice Ross, light
Denis Guéguin, video design
Claude Bardouil, choreographer
Christian Longchamp, dramaturge
Martino Faggiani, chorusmaster
Symphony Orchester and Choir of La Monnaie

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Jacques Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Eric Cutler, Hoffmann
Patricia Petibon, Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta
Michèle Loisier, Nicklausse, La Muse
Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo, La voix de la tombe
Gábor Bretz, Le conseiller Lindorf, Coppélius, Le docteur Miracle, Le capitaine Dapertutto
François Piolino, Spalanzani, Nathanaël
Sir Willard White, Luther, Crespel
Loïc Félix, Frantz, Andrès, Cochenille, Pitichinaccio
Yoann Dubruque, Schlémil, Herrmann

Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Krzysztof Warlikowski, stage director
Małgorzata Szczęśniak, stage design & costumes
Felice Ross, light
Denis Guéguin, video design
Claude Bardouil, choreographer
Christian Longchamp, dramaturge
Martino Faggiani, chorusmaster
Symphony Orchester and Choir of La Monnaie

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS
 

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Representation: World

IN FOCUS

PATRICIA PETIBON in the four female roles of Les contes d’Hoffmann in Brussels
10Dec2019
PATRICIA PETIBON in the four female roles of Les contes d’Hoffmann in Brussels

Starting with the premiere on December 10, Patricia Petibon sings all four female roles in Les contes d’Hoffmann for the first time, celebrating Jacques Offenbach’s 200th birthday with his most famous masterwork at La Monnaie in Brussels.

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PATRICIA PETIBON can be heard with a recital at the Philharmonie Luxembourg
15Oct2019
PATRICIA PETIBON can be heard with a recital at the Philharmonie Luxembourg

With her recital programme, soprano Patricia Petibon explores the fascinating world of French art song, which she presents at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg.

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PATRICIA PETIBON looks forward to a highly varied summer!
12Jul2019
PATRICIA PETIBON looks forward to a highly varied summer!

With Alchimia, a Mozart programme with La Cetra and a diverse song recital programme, Patricia Petibon takes us on an entertaining journey during the summer of 2019.

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