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Patricia Petibon - Patricia Petibon


The voice of the beautiful French soprano first got to be known in the baroque repertoire

The soprano Patricia Petibon was born in Montargis, France. Already interested in the piano and fine arts as a child, she earned a bachelor’s degree in musicology at the Paris Conservatoire and then went on to study singing there with Professor Rachel Yakar, graduating with a first prize in 1995.

She was discovered by the acclaimed American conductor and harpsichordist William Christie and consequently often worked with his orchestra Les Arts Florissants, appearing with Christie at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, La Scala in Milan, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and the Wigmore Hall in London. Patricia Petibon has been awarded three Victoires de la musique classique – as “Best Young Talent” in 1998 and as “Best Opera Singer” in 2001 and 2003 (Whole Biography:

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A critic wrote, “It is simply not possible to listen to Patricia Petibon—born on 27 February—without gasping with admiration at her versatility, flexibility, musicality, virtuosity and sheer force of personality… Petibon has the ability to make Baroque music so much part of her own persona that its antiquity is brushed aside in one extravagant sigh or inflexion of the voice…” To be sure, Petibon is acclaimed for her interpretation of French Baroque music, and she made her successful debut at the Opéra de Paris in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie in 1996. Born in Montargis, Loiret, France, Petibon showed great interest in the piano and fine arts at an early age. After initial studies in the plastic arts, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in musicology from the Paris Conservatoire. Simultaneously, she took advanced singing lessons from Rachel Yakar, graduating with a first prize in 1995

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Label: Deutsche Grammophon – 4804128, Universal Music France – 4804128
Series: Radio Classique - Les Stars Du Classique
Format: CD, Album, Compilation, Stereo
Country: France
Released: 2010
Genre: Classical
Style: Opera, Baroque, Classical


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