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Odile Pietti (Soprano)

Born: France

The French soprano, Odile Pietti, was born into a family of musicians. She began studying singing at the Conservatory of Dijon. After a stint in the singing class of Versailles, she entered the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris in the class Janine Micheau, where she won first prize for singing in 1962. A year later, she was awarded a first medal of solfege singing and music history, then in 1965 by a second prize of opera.

After winning those prizes, Odile Pietti immediately began a singing career with a first season at the Opera de Nice. Subsequently, she distiguished herself in the roles of Gilda, Leila, la poupée des contes (doll stories), Blondchen, Lakme under the direction of renowned conductors such as Manuel Rosenthal, Michel Plasson, Pierre Dervaux, Jean-Claude Casadessus and Jean-Sébastien Béreau. She took part in the Service Lyrique de l'ORTF and recorded no less than 145 works, from Monteverdi to Darius Milhaud. Recitals and concerts of chamber music have taken her to England, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Germany and Japan ... where she was invited to give master-classes.

Holder of Certificat d'Aptitude for teaching singing, she has had a career as a teacher in several conservatories and national music schools in France before returning to Dijon, where since September 2000, she is reponsible for the singing class.

 

Source: Concerts.fr Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (June 2010)
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Aryeh Oron (June 2010)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Justus von Websky

Soprano

BWV 34a, BWV 195, BWV 197

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Odile Pietti : Sa Biographie (Concerts.fr) [French]

 

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