Patricia Petibon

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Patricia Petibon
Patricia Petibon signing autographs at the Salzburg Festival, 2009
Born (1970-02-27) 27 February 1970 (age 53)
Montargis, Loiret, France
OccupationOpera singer (soprano)
Years active1996–present
(m. 2015; died 2018)
PartnerÉric Tanguy (before marriage)

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


Born in Montargis, 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.

In August 2010 she appeared at the Salzburg Festival in Vera Nemirova's production of Lulu with Marc Albrecht conducing the Vienna Philharmonic.[3]

In March 2012 Petibon debuted as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Paris Opera.[4] In summer, she performed Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.[5]

In July 2015 she performed the title role of Alcina at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.[6]

Petibon has a son, Léonard, from her previous relationship with French composer Éric Tanguy [fr].[1][7] She is the widow of the French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood.[8]


Petibon signed to Sony Classical Records in 2017.[9]

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  1. ^ a b c d Johnston, Sheila (April 2015). "Transcendent". Opera News. 79 (10). Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Sinkovicz, Wilhelm [in German] (1 August 2009). "Patricia Petibon: "Ich höre mir selbst zu"". Die Presse. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Spröde statt sinnlich: "Lulu" in Salzburg" [Brittle instead of sensual: "Lulu" in Salzburg]. Frankfurter Rundschau. Deutsche Presse-Agentur. 2 August 2010. Tommasini, Anthony (3 August 2010). "Writhing in the Iron Grip of Opera's Dark Siren". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Fort, Sylvain (15 March 2012). "Mattei, the Ultimate Don Giovanni". de La Taille, Jean-Baptiste (20 March 2012). "Reprise à Bastille de Don Giovanni dans la mise en scène d'Haneke". ResMusica.
  5. ^ Raskauskas, Stephen (9 July 2012). "Festival d'Aix-en-Provence opens with new Figaro". Bachtrack.
  6. ^ Valencia, Mark (3 July 2015). "Alcina: A bewitching start to the Aix-en-Provence Festival". Bachtrack. Oestreich, James R. (14 July 2015). "Review: Exploring Captivity in Handel's 'Alcina' and Mozart's 'Entführung' at Aix-en-Provence Festival". The New York Times.
  7. ^ Jean, Thomas (8 December 2008). "Une journée avec Patricia Petibon". Elle. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Le violoniste de jazz Didier Lockwood décède à 62 ans". Le Figaro. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  9. ^ Salazar, David (11 July 2017). "Patricia Petibon to Release New Album in 2018 With New Record Label". OperaWire.
  10. ^ Ashley, Tim (13 November 2014). "Patricia Petibon: La Belle Eccentrique CD review – fussy chansons". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Opera on DVD: Dialogues des Carmélites".
  12. ^ Ashley, Tim (11 December 2014). "Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites DVD review – Patricia Petibon gives the performance of a lifetime". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2018.

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