Patricia Petibon

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Patricia Petibon – Festspielhaus Salzburg – 2009.

Patricia Petibon (born 27 February 1970) is a French soprano.


Born in Montargis, Loiret, Petibon's parents were both teachers.[1] She initially studied the visual arts, including painting and subsequently changed her academic focus and earned a bachelor's degree in musicology.[2] She later studied music at the Paris Conservatoire, where her teachers included Rachel Yakar, and from which she graduated with a first prize in 1995.[1]

Petibon made her professional stage debut in Paris in 1996 in Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie.[1] She became a member of Les Arts Florissants and worked regularly with William Christie.[2] In various awards under the auspices of Victoires de la musique classique, she was named Best Young Talent in 1998 and as Best Opera Singer in 2001 and 2003. She has made commercial recordings for such labels as Deutsche Grammophon and Erato.

Petibon has a son from her previous relationship with the French composer Eric Tanguy.[1][3] She is the widow of the French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood.[4]

Solo discography[edit]

  • Airs baroques Français, Patrick Cohën-Akenine, Les Folies Françoises (2002) (Rameau/Lully/Charpentier/Grandaval)
  • Les Fantasies de Patricia Petibon (2004) [compilation]
  • French Touch, Yves Abel (2004)
  • Purcell et l'Italie, Jean-François Novelli, Ensemble Amarillis (2004)
  • Amoureuses (2008, debut album for Deutsche Grammophon), Daniel Harding, Concerto Köln (Mozart/Haydn/Gluck)
  • Rosso: Italian Baroque Arias (2010), Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra (Santorio/Stradella/Handel/A. Scarlatti/Porpora/Vivaldi/Marcello)
  • Melancolia: Spanish Arias and Songs (2011) Deutsche Grammophon
  • Nouveau Monde: Baroque Arias and Songs (2012), Andrea Marcon, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, Deutsche Grammophon
  • La belle excentrique (2014), joint album with Susan Manoff[5]

Opera/operetta/oratorio discography[edit]

Mass discography[edit]

Guest artist discography[edit]



  1. ^ a b c d Johnston, Sheila (April 2015). "Transcendent". Opera News. 79 (10). Retrieved 2018-02-23. 
  2. ^ a b Wilhelm Sinkovicz (2009-08-01). "Patricia Petibon: "Ich höre mir selbst zu"". Die Presse. Retrieved 2018-02-23. 
  3. ^ Thomas Jean (2008-12-08). "Une journée avec Patricia Petibon". Elle. Retrieved 2018-02-23. 
  4. ^ "Le violoniste de jazz Didier Lockwood décède à 62 ans". Le Figaro. 2018-02-18. Retrieved 2018-02-23. 
  5. ^ Tim Ashley (2014-11-13). "Patricia Petibon: La Belle Eccentrique CD review – fussy chansons". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-02-23. 
  6. ^ Tim Ashley (2014-12-11). "Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites DVD review – Patricia Petibon gives the performance of a lifetime". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-02-23. 

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