Ginevra in Ariodante, Olympia in The Tales of Hoffmann, Alban Berg’s Lulu and Jules Massenet’s Manon, without forgetting three recitals, yes, Patricia Petibon is well and truly at home in Geneva. She is returning to offer a meeting with the sorceresses – these feminine beings from Greco-Roman mythology who are among the craziest, cruellest and most malevolent heroines. Nothing is foreign to Patricia Petibon, a pupil of Rachel Yakar. She knows how to impart at the same time, the passion of Zerbinetta, the heroines of Lully, Poulenc or Debussy. A flamboyant hairstyle, the lively sparkling brown eye and her pale complexion make of her an outlandish and seductive star, who will turn this evening performance into an enchanted dream. She loves the theatre more than the recital and transforms each meeting into an evening spectacle. This attitude is reproached by certain conformists, but this soprano is completely different and that’s why audiences love her so much. The eclectic nature of her programmes suit her personality perfectly. Despite the many requests from the world over, she remains faithful to the Grand Théâtre de Genève for this evening event, between the cruel and vengeful Médée and the amorous upheavals of Circé. Together with the Amarillis Ensemble, she speaks to us of vengeance, cruelty, romantic turmoil and a despair that leads to madness.
|Héloïse Gaillard & Violaine Cochard||Artistic Directors|
Performance at the Place de Neuve.