Marianne Crebassa

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Mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa’s spectacular rise in the international music displays her joy and equal ease at being on an opera stage, in a recital hall, in a recording studio or in concert.

An exclusive recording artist with Erato, Marianne has released three albums. The latest, Séguedilles, released in October 2021 featured a Franco-Spanish program inspired by her Iberic roots. Oh, boy! was devoted to famous trouser roles by Mozart, Gluck, Gounod, etc., and Secrets was an eclectic choice of French and Spanish melodies with pianist Fazil Say.

Following Oh boy! she was named Artiste Lyrique de l’année at the Victoires de la Musique, and she received a Solo Vocal Award at the Gramophone Awards for Secrets.

Last season, she made her role debuts as Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) at La Scala to great acclaim and made her debut at the festival d’Aix-en-Provence in a remarkable production of Mahler’s Resurrection staged by Romeo Castellucci.

On the opera stage, among her many performances, she has sung Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Metropolitan Opera, Stephano (Roméo et Juliette) at the Chicago Opera Theater, and Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte) in Berlin and Vienna. She has also sung the title role in Offenbach’s Fantasio at the Opéra Comique, Angelina (La Cenerentola) at the Paris Opera and La Scala, Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) at the Berlin Staatsoper, Cecilio (Lucio Silla), Charlotte Salomon and Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito) in Salzburg.

While studying musicology, voice and piano in her hometown of Montpellier, Marianne Crebassa won praise performing Isabella (Wuthering Heights) with the Festival de Radio France and shortly after joined the Paris Opera Young Artist Program, appearing as Orphée (Orphée et Eurydice) and Ramiro (La Finta Giardiniera). A few months later, she made her debut at the Salzburg Festival as Irene (Tamerlano). Her career was launched.

Marianne has performed recitals and concerts with the Festival de Saint Denis, Salzburg’s Mozart Festwochen, The Gulbenkian Foundation, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de Paris, the Wiener Sinfoniker, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Mostly Mozart Festival, the BBC Proms with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Wigmore Hall, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Elbphilharmonie and the famous Waldbuhne with the Berlin Philharmonic. She was also was invited by Daniel Barenboim to celebrate the Debussy centenary with concerts with the Staatskapelle along with a recital at the Pierre-Boulez-Saal in Berlin, where she returns in March 2022 to present a new recital program.

2022-23 season