Sandrine Piau

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Sandrine Piau (born 5 June 1965) is a French opera soprano.

Born in Issy-les-Moulineaux, she originally trained as a harpist, she studied voice at the Collège Lamartine and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique du Paris. She is best known for her roles in Baroque opera, having worked with William Christie at the Festival international d'Art Lyrique at Aix-en-Provence.

She collaborated with many of the leading European conductors of the Baroque revival, including Marc Minkowski, Philippe Herreweghe, Paul McCreesh, Alan Curtis, Christophe Rousset, René Jacobs, and Fabio Biondi. She took part in the project of Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir to record the complete vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

She was named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2006 by the French government.[1]


  • Les Indes galantes by Rameau conducted by William Christie (1992) Harmonia Mundi
  • Castor & Pollux by Rameau conducted by William Christie (1993) Harmonia Mundi
  • Messiah by Handel, conducted by William Christie (1994) Harmonia Mundi
  • Les Fêtes de Paphos by Mondonville conducted by Christophe Rousset (1997) Polygram
  • King Arthur by Purcell conducted by William Christie (1995) Erato
  • Rodrigo by Handel, conducted by Alan Curtis (1999) EMI
  • Motets by Couperin conducted by Christophe Rousset (1999) EMI
  • Serse by Handel, conducted by William Christie (2004) Virgin Classics
  • Aci, Galatea e Polifemo by Handel, conducted by Emmanuelle Haim (2004) Virgin Classics
  • J. S. Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 15-22 by Bach, conducted by Ton Koopman (2005) Challenge Classics
  • In Furore, Laudate Pueri, Concerti Sacri by Antonio Vivaldi, conducted by Ottavio Dantone (2006) Naïve
  • Les Illuminations by Britten, conducted by Thomas Zehetmair (2009) NMC


  • Mozart: Opera Arias by Mozart, conducted by Gottfried von der Goltz (2002) Astrée
  • Sandrine Piau - Handel Opera Seria by Handel, conducted by Christophe Rousset (2005) Naïve
  • Vivaldi Edition: Arie d'Opera by Vivaldi, conducted by Federico Sardelli (2005) Naïve
  • "Évocation" Songs by Chausson, Strauss, Debussy, Zemlinsky, Koechlin, with Susan Manoff, piano (2007) Naïve
  • "Handel: Between Heaven & Earth", conducted by Stefano Montanari (2009) Naïve
  • "Après un Rêve" Songs including by Fauré, Poulenc, Britten. Susan Manoff piano, (2011) Naïve
  • "Le Triomphe de L'amour", Les Paladins conducted by Jérôme Correas (2012) Naïve



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