Sandrine Piau Makes Her BBC Proms Debut with Mozart’s Requiem on 7 September

6 Sep 2023

The renowned French soprano Sandrine Piau makes her BBC Proms debut on 7 September singing Mozart’s Requiem at London’s Royal Albert Hall. With 35 years of career to her credit, she is delighted to be making her debut at the Proms in a work she cherishes and has sung around the world. She joins conductor Raphaël Pichon and his Pygmalian ensemble for an alternative vision of the work. The Proms write that “this, reimagining swells the popular completion by Mozart’s pupil Süssmayr with additional pieces to create a compelling alternative sequence.” Piau will be joined by fellow soloists mezzo-soprano Beth Taylor, tenor Laurence Kilsby and bass Alex Rosen.

A renowned figure in the world of baroque music, Sandrine Piau regularly performs with celebrated conductors such as William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Christophe Rousset, Gustav Lleonhardt, Ivor Bolton, Ton Koopman, René Jacobs, Marc Minkowski and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Sandrine Piau embraces different roles on international stages. The roles she has previously performed include Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Morgana (Alcina) at the Opéra de Paris, Dalinda (Ariodante) at the Salzburg Festival, Alcina, Mélisande, Sandrina, (La Finta Giardiniera), Sœur Constance (Dialogue des Carmélites) at la Monnaie, Alcina and Dalinda (Ariodante) in Amsterdam, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Sœur Constance at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and Despina (Cosi fan tutte) and Titania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at the Festival d’Aix en Provence.

As a celebrated recital singer of both French and German repertoire, Sandrine Piau performs with renowned accompanists including Jos van Immerseel, Roger Vignoles and Susan Manoff.

She regularly gives recitals and has appeared in concert in New York, Paris, London, Tokyo, Munich, Zurich, and Salzburg, and recently in Hamburg for the opening of the Elbphilharmonie.

Sandrine Piau has an extensive discography and is now an exclusive Alpha Classics recording artist. Her recent recording, Rivales, a selection of airs and duets with Véronique Gens, Le Concert de la Loge and conductor Julien Chauvin, is nominated for the 2023 Gramophone Award in the Voice and Ensemble category. The winners will be announced during a gala ceremony streamed live from London on 4 October.

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Photo: Sandrine Expilly