Sandrine Piau - Chimère - Opera Now

An appreciative nod to soprano Sandrine Piau and pianist Susan Manoff, whose recital Chimère, is an exploration, through song, of dreams. I give Piau and Manoff equal billing, as this is more than a soprano and her accompanist. Their contributions are matched, even down to the interesting CD booklet. Piau provides a delicate tone that belies a certain tensile strength, and Manoff’s playing brings out colours and textures beyond mere support. Their programme, ranging from Schumann through Debussy to Previn, is judiciously chosen and beautifully executed.

Opera Now
01 July 2018