With the death of the soprano Christiane Eda-Pierre, at the age of 88, an exceptional voice has died.
Christiane Eda-Pierre, born in Fort-de-France, studied piano and then singing at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris, from which she graduated with three First Prizes: singing, opera and comic opera.
During an international career that led her to express her talent on the stages of France and in the most prestigious theaters of the world, she was particularly successful in the role of Countess des Noces de Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
She was able to approach the most varied repertoires, from Mozart, her favorite composer, to baroque music, comic opera and contemporary music through for example her very successful collaboration with Olivier Messiaen. Collaborating with the greatest conductors of orchestras, George Solti, Colin Davis and Karl Bohm, with whom she performed Constance in L'kidnapping au sérail, she also sang alongside tenors Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. Her interpretation of the role of Antonia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, directed by Patrice Chéreau at the Paris Opera remains unforgettable.
This great performer also had a passion for transmission. She taught for twenty years at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Paris and was Honorary President of the Académie de l'Opéra-Comique.
In March 2009, a tribute was paid to him by the museum of history and ethnography of Fort-de-France, which dedicated an exhibition to him.
Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin extends her condolences to her family, loved ones and those who loved her.