Biographie (English)

After studying the organ in Tours -for which she was awarded 1st prize-, French mezzo-soprano Sarah Breton was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris where she won a first class diploma for advanced studies in singing. She also won a third prize in French solo song at the 7th competition for French song in Mâcon as well as a 2nd prize in the National Opera Competition in Béziers.

She soon started to sing oratorio and was requested to interpret solo parts, especially in Vivaldi's Gloria with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Handel's Messiah with the Saint-Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, Mozart's Coronation Mass with the Orchestre Lamoureux, J.S.Bach's Saint Matthew Passion with the Orchestre d�Auvergne, Stravinsky's Les Noces with the Orchestre National de Lyon and Pergolese's Stabat Mater with the Ensemble Stradivaria.

She sang a solo part in Jean-François Zygel's Tombeaux Romains for its première on Radio France. She also performed in the Vocal Art festival Chartres en Plein Chant, in a stage production of Brahms's Liebeslieder directed by Vincent Vittoz and sang with Les Arts Florissants conducted by William Christie in concerts with the Berliner Philharmoniker.
In 2006, she took part in the International Festival in Aix-en-Provence when Rachel Yakar and Graham Clark gave master classes and recitals.
She also sang in the Cité de la Musique in Paris for the concert given in hommage to Betsy Jolas for the première of Carillons d'hiver.

Sarah Breton also sings opera and she took the part of "the First Priestess" in a production of Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride at the Angers Opera House. In Angers again, she was "Tisbe" in Rossini's Cenerentola. She then sang the part of "Mère Marie" in Poulenc's Dialogue des Carmélites at the CNSM in Paris. She was also "Discorde" and "Roxane" in the production of Campra's L'Europe Galante staged by Javier Lopez Pinon and conducted by William Christie at the "Opéra Royal" in Versailles and then in Reims, Besançon and Bilbao. She then sang the part of "Zulma" in Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri, staged by Emmanuelle Cordoliani at the Massy Opera House. She also sang the title role in Scarlatti's Cain, Il primio omicidio in the Lyon National Opera House, conducted by Mirella Giardelli and staged by Bruno Meyssat. Then she was "Miss Baggott" in B.Britten's Little Sweep staged by Nino D'Introna for the Lyon National Opera House.

In 2008, she sings the title role in Bizet's Carmen in the production of Bernard Tétu with the Solistes de Lyon at the Besançon Opera House. And in 2009, she will be "La Contessa Ceprano" in Verdi's Rigoletto in Nancy and Caen, "Jacqueline" and "Martine" in Gounod's Médecin malgré lui, and will sing the title role in Gluck's Orphée in Clermont-Ferrand.

In recent seasons, she was : "The Mother, The Shepherd and The Dragonfly" (The Child and the Enchantments/Ravel) with the Orchestre National d'Ile de France, Salle Pleyel ; The Alto in Gates of Babel created by Philippe Fenelon with the Manfred quartet ; "La Marquise" in cover (Daughter of the Regiment by Donizetti) at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona.

Sarah Breton won a Second Great Prize in 47e International Singing Competition of Toulouse.

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