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French Expressionist 

A colorature française as Lulu? Why not? Patricia Petibon, who made her name as a Baroque singer, defies boundaries in her search for emotional truth. JESSICA?DUCHEN interviews the charismatic soprano.

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Every singer is different, Patricia Petibon declares. And there has seldom been a more "different" soprano than she. High sopranos often seem condemned to eternal youth, assigned characters such as th...

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Current Issue: August 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 2