Marianne Crebassa


The French mezzo-soprano will highlight Mozart this season with Cherubino (Metropolitan Opera, Berlin State Opera) and Dorabella (Berlin State Opera, Vienna State Opera). Among her other recent successes have been Irene/ Handel’s Tamerlano and Rossini’s Cenerentola (La Scala, the latter also for her return to the Opéra National de Paris), Gluck’s Orphée (Paris’s Opéra Comique), and Mélisande (Berlin State Opera). She debuted at the Salzburg Festival as Irene and returned as Cecilio/Lucio Silla, the title role/Marc Andre Dalbavie’s Charlotte Salomon (world premiere), and Sesto/La clemenza di Tito. Further appearances have included Cecilio (La Scala debut) and Cherubino (Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam, La Scala). The mezzosoprano has recorded two critically praised solo discs: Oh, Boy!, a recital of arias for trouser roles, winner of the prestigious Echo Klassik Award for Solo Recording (Voice); and Secrets, featuring songs of Debussy, Ravel, and Crebassa’s pianist on the disc, Fazil Say, which won a Gramophone Award.

Previously at Lyric: Rosina/The Barber of Seville (2019|20); Dorabella/Così fan tutte (2017/18); Stéphano/Romeo and Juliet (2015/16).

Last updated: September 28, 2019
Photo: Simon Fowler