November 22, 2017

Sabine Devieilhe crowned Artist of the Year in France's CLASSICA 'Choc' Awards

The coloratura soprano has enchanted listeners in her native France and abroad with new album 'Mirages'.

CLASSICA magazine has named young French soprano Sabine Devieilhe Artist of the Year in the prestigious 'Choc de l'Année' awards.

Sabine accepted the prize in last night's ceremony at the Philharmonie de Paris - coincidentally, in the same hall where she recorded her new album Mirages with Les Siècles orchestra, conductor François-Xavier Roth and pianist Alexandre Tharaud.

Last week, just days after the album's release, she performed the Mirages program - including rare French jewels by André Messager and Maurice Delage alongside her signature aria, Lakmé's Bell Song - in a triumphant recital at the Philharmonie that left the audience under the spell of her vocal agility and the pure, focused yet voluptuous quality of her tone.

CLASSICA wrote of Mirages: "Spun with enchantment, the new album from Sabine Devieilhe traces an imaginary voyage aroudn the world. With her collaborators François-Xavier Roth and Alexandre Tharaud, she brings us along to discover heroines as touching as they are transcendent, from music by Messager, Debussy, Berlioz, Delage..."

In a word, according to CLASSICA: 'Magique.'

Mirages is out now.