Sandrine Piau

Sandrine Piau


After initially gaining a reputation in Baroque music, Sandrine Piau now sings a broad repertory and has confirmed her outstanding position in the operatic world.


    Sandrine Piau has distinguished herself in numerous roles in the leading international opera houses, including Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) and Morgana (Alcina) at the Opéra de Paris, Dalinda (Ariodante) at the Salzburg Festival, Alcina, Mélisande, Sandrina (La finta giardiniera), Sister Constance (Dialogue des Carmélites) at La Monnaie, Alcina and Dalinda in Amsterdam, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Sister Constance at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and Despina (Così fan tutte) and Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

    Sandrine Piau appears regularly in concerts with orchestra and as a recitalist, notably in New York, Paris, London, Tokyo, Munich, Zurich and Salzburg, and recently in Hamburg for the inauguration of the Elbphilharmonie.

    She has made four solo discs of Handel and Mozart arias and recorded several recital programmes documenting her close partnership with Susan Manoff, with whom she appears regularly on the concert platform (Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, tours of the United States and Japan).

    Sandrine Piau now records exclusively for Alpha Classics. Her first disc on the label was a recital programme with Susan Manoff entitled Chimère, which earned such distinctions as Diapason d’Or de l’année, Choc de Classica de l’année and Gramophone Award.

    Recent highlights include Ariodante at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Alcina at the Salzburg Festival and concerts throughout Europe.

    Sandrine Piau was appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres in 2006 and voted Vocal Artist of the Year at the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2009.