Pauline Sabatier began her training as a young member of the Maîtrise de l’Opéra de Lyon, while studying the piano and contemporary dance.
In 2002, she joined Gary Magby’s class at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne and attended master classes by Christa Ludwig, Edda Moser, Alain Garichot, Françoise Pollet and Umberto Finazzi. She was awarded the Mosetti and Niccati-de-Luze scholarships and graduated in 2007.
She was then selected to join the Summer Academy of Verbier, where she worked with Thomas Quasthoff and Roger Vignoles.
That same year, she was invited to join the Opera-Studio of the Opéra National du Rhin, where she was cast in the role of Lazuli in Emmanuel Chabrier’s L’Étoile. In addition, she thoroughly studied the roles of Rosina, Mélisande, Concepcion, Beatrice, Cherubino and Dorabella.
At the same time, she was hired by the Grand Théâtre de Genève to play the Second Lady in The Magic Flute. She also sang the role of Gontran in Emmanuel Chabrier’s Une Éducation Manquée at the Théâtre de Caen, and gave recitals in Switzerland, Czech Republic and Croatia with the Ensemble Paul Klee, as well as in France, Tunisia (Carthage Festival) and Spain (Auditorio Nacional, Madrid).
Her concert repertoire already includes the solo parts of Mozart’s Requiem and Great Mass in C Minor (Tokyo Opera City Hall & Alte Oper Frankfurt), J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion Magnificat and Mass in B Minor ((Kraków Philharmonic, MC2 Grenoble, Halle aux Grains Toulouse) as well as Requiem by Maurice Duruflé (Victoria Hall in Geneva).
On stage, she sang Countess Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto (Opéra de Lausanne), Myrtale in Thaïs by Massenet (Opéra de Tours), the Confidante in Strauss’ Elektra and Cherubino in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Opéra National de Montpellier), “Role Number Two” in Conrad Susa’s Transformations (Opéra de Lausanne), Lisetta in Il Mondo della Luna by J.
Haydn (Théâtre Mouffetard), Marianne in Offenbach’s La Chatte Métamorphosée en Femme (Orsay Auditorium), the Foreign Singer / Hat Lady in Dominick Argento’s Postcard from Morocco (Opéra de Lausanne), Lazuli in Emmanuel Chabrier’s L’Étoile (Opéra de Limoges), Marc in Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien by Debussy (Cité de la Musique, Bozar-Bruxelles, Arsenal de Metz), Flora in Verdi’s La Traviata (Opéra de Tours).
Pauline Sabatier has sung under conductors such as Marc Minkowski, Michel Tabachnik, Paolo Arrivabeni, Gabrielle Ferro, Kaspar Zehnder, Jean-Yves Ossonce, Michael Schønwandt,
Benjamin Levy and Emmanuel Joel-Hornak. She has also worked with directors such as Jean- Paul Scarpitta, Omar Porras, Philippe Arlaud, Arnaud Bernard, Jean-Philippe Clarac, Olivier
Deloeuil, François de Carpentries, Elsa Rooke, Alexandra Lacroix and Nadine Duffaut. In 2009, Pauline Sabatier was awarded with the ADAMI price for “Young Lyrical Newcomer of the Year.”