Sandrine Piau  soprano

Kammerorchester Basel 

Anne Katharina Schreiber violin and direction

Enjoy an evening with Sandrine Piau and one of the finest timbres in French vocal performance in her repertoire of choice.

Sandrine Piau © Sandrine Expilly


Torelli Concerto grosso opus 8 (No. 5)
Leo « Rendimi il figlio mio », aria from Ciro riconosciuto
Porpora « Mentre rendo e te la vita », aria from Angelica
Hasse Cleofide, overture 
« Faro ben io fra poco », aria from Ruggiero
Porpora Sinfonia (2nd movement), aria from Festa d’Imeneo
« Smanie d’affano », aria from Polifemo
Torelli Concerto grosso opus 8 (No. 12)
Haendel « Sen vola lo sparvier», aria from Admeto and «Ah! Crudel», aria from Rinaldo

Approximate running Time
1st part: 35mn - Intermission: 20mn - 2nd part: 35mn

The early music repertoire revealed this soaring voice with its iridescent suppleness and unaffected expressivity in the early 1990s. Yet the gem which is the Baroque genre, which she has championed so fiercely, notably while working with William Christie and then Christophe Rousset, is a source of endless curiosity. She has earned accolades for her mineral timbre, which sparkles like a diamond, the intelligent variations and modulations which she masters with her distinctive mischievous gaze, and her understanding of words which doubtless comes from her long association with the tragic lyric opera repertoire. In short, she is a fine artist who likes nothing better than to dust off and master fresh repertoire and tonight’s recital programme is sure to prove this once again.

Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Concept, musicological research, edition of scores (Hasse, Leo, Porpora): Giovanni Andrea Sechi © 2018


Marseille by Sandrine Piau

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