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Patricia Petibon

Patricia Petibon - Festspielhaus Salzburg - 2009.

Patricia Petibon (born 27 February 1970) is a French coloratura soprano acclaimed for her interpretations of French Baroque music.


  • Biography 1
  • Solo discography 2
  • Opera/operetta/oratorio discography 3
  • Mass discography 4
  • Guest artist discography 5
  • Filmography 6
  • References 7
  • Sources 8
  • External links 9


Born in Montargis, Loiret, she initially studied plastic arts, then studied at the Conservatoire de Paris after earning a bachelor's degree in musicology, and won the Conservatory's first prize in 1995.[1]

Petibon has worked with Handel, Gluck, Mozart, Haydn, Caldara, Bernstein, Barber, Bruno, Dello Joio, Debussy, Mancini, Méhul, Jommelli, Offenbach, Delibes, Poulenc, and Nicolas Racot de Grandval.

She made her debut at the Vienna State Opera as Olympia in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman, a role which she has performed several times in France, including an extravagant production by Jérôme Savary at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in 2004.[2]

In 2006, she was one of the soloists in the Mozart 250th birthday celebration in Salzburg, which was telecast on Great Performances by PBS.[3]

In January 2008 Petibon sang in Francis Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites at the Theater an der Wien replacing another singer who fell ill.[4] In July of that year Petibon sang in the zarzuela Luisa Fernanda by Federico Moreno Torroba at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna (alongside Plácido Domingo). She also signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon in 2008. In 2012 Petibon sang as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro.

Petibon is married to French composer Eric Tanguy.[5] They have one child.

Solo discography

Opera/operetta/oratorio discography

Mass discography

Guest artist discography



  1. ^ Deutsche Grammophon (March 2009)
  2. ^ Stevens (19 May 2004
  3. ^ "Great Performances" Mozart at 250: The Salzburg Festival Celebration (TV episode 2006– ) - IMDb
  4. ^ Sinkovicz (16 January 2008)
  5. ^ Thuilleux (14 October 2007)


  • Deutsche Grammophon, Patricia Petibon official biography, March 2009
  • Sinkovicz, Willem, Petibon: "Instinkt hinter den Klostermauern", Die Presse, 16 January 2008
  • Sinkovicz, Willem, Patricia Petibon: "Ich höre mir selbst zu", Die Presse, 8 January 2009
  • Stearns, David Patrick, "The Original Version of Pelléas et Mélisande Gets Its U.S. Premiere", Andante, February 2005
  • Stevens, David, "An expansive 'Hoffmann'", New York Times, 19 May 2004
  • Thuilleux, Jacqueline, "De bonne composition", Le Figaro, 14 October 2007

External links

  • Official site
  • Patricia Petibon at the Internet Movie Database
  • BBC review of Petibon's French Baroque Aria, accessed 21 January 2010
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