Marianne Crebassa will receive the Echo Klassik 2017 award in the category of Solo Recording (Voice – Duets/Opera Arias) for her debut recording Oh, Boy!, released earlier this year on Erato/Warner Classics.
The mezzo-soprano, described as “splendidly charismatic” by The New York Times, will receive the award at the ceremony on Sunday, 29 October 2017 during a gala event in the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall in Hamburg. The German public TV channel ZDF will broadcast the ceremony that evening starting at 10 pm. Once again this year, popular television presenter Thomas Gottschalk will host the ECHO KLASSIK, marking the fourth time overall he acts as master of ceremonies for the event.
At just 21, while studying musicology, voice and piano in her home town Montpellier, Marianne Crebassa was engaged by the opera there as soloist in Schumann’s Manfred. Following her notable success at the Festival de Radio France as Isabella/Wuthering Heights in 2010, she was engaged in the Opéra National de Paris Young Artist Program, appearing in several productions on the main stage.
On graduation she debuted at the Salzburg Festival alongside Placido Domingo as Irene, Tamerlano, returning the following season as Cecilio, Lucio Silla. In the 2014 festival she created the title role in Dalbavie’s Charlotte Salomon.
Rapidly invited across Europe and America, she has recently portrayed Cherubino / Le Nozze di Figaro in Berlin, Vienna and Amsterdam, Cecilio / Lucio Silla and L’Enfant / L’Enfant et les sortilèges at la Scala, Stephano / Roméo et Juliette in Chicago.
The mezzo-soprano’s extensive concert credits and projects include the Festival de Saint Denis, Salzburg’s Mozart Festwochen, The Gulbenkian Foundation, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de Paris, the Wiener Sinfoniker, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin… Most recently she performed as a soloist at the opening night of the 50th Mostly Mozart Festival in New York.
Marianne is an exclusive recording artist with Erato.