Marianne Crebassa

The French mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa studied in her hometown Montpellier and was already on stage at the Opéra National de Montpellier in Schumann's ‘Manfred’ during her studies at the age of 21. After her success as Isabella Linton in Bernard Herrmann's ‘Wuthering Heights’ at the Festival de Radio France 2010, she was admitted to the Academy of the Paris Opéra.

In 2012 Marianne Crebassa made her Salzburg Festival debut as Irene (‘Tamerlano’) in concert performances alongside Plácido Domingo. In 2013 she appeared in Salzburg as Cecilio (‘Lucio Silla’) and in 2014 in the title role in Marc-André Dalbavie's new opera ‘Charlotte Salomon’. In 2017 she made her acclaimed role debut in Salzburg as Mozart's Sesto under Teodor Currentzis and directed by Peter Sellars. More recently she has made guest appearances as Cherubino in Berlin, Vienna and Amsterdam, made her debut at the Scala as Cecilio and made her US stage debut in Chicago as Stéphano (‘Roméo et Juliette’).

Highlights of next season see her Met debut as Cherubino her return to Chicago as Rosina, her returns to Berlin and Vienna for new productions of ‘Cosi fan Tutte’ as Dorabella. On the concert stage, she sings Mahler No. 3 in Paris conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and embarks on a European tour in the title role Ariodante. Additionally she makes her Wigmore Hall recital debut.

Marianne’s extensive concert credits and projects include the Festival de Saint Denis, Salzburg’s Mozart Festwochen, The Gulbenkian Foundation, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de Paris, the Wiener Symphoniker, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin. In 2016 she performed as a soloist at the opening night of the 50th Mostly Mozart Festival in New York and 2017 saw her debut at the BBC Proms with the Philharmonia Orchestra. 

Marianne Crebassa is the exclusive artist of the Erato label. Her highly acclaimed debut album ‘Oh, Boy!’ was released in 2016, followed by ‘Secrets’ with Fazıl Say in 2017.The duo has recently given recitals together in La Scala, the Salzburg Festival, the Theatre des Champs Elysées, the Elbphilharmonie.

Marianne Crebassa beim Beethovenfest