This was a great voice; a large lyric soprano. Born in Garons, France, Guiot studied voice with the tenor Marcello Santalouna and later studied at the Conservatoire de Paris for four years. She won the First prizes in singing and opera of the Conservatoire de Paris as well as the prix Osiris in 1955.
Guiot then joined the Réunion des Théâtres Lyriques Nationaux (France) and was a member of the Opera Company from 1956 to 1973. From 1959 onwards, she played major roles at the Paris Opera: Marguerite in Charles Gounod’s Faust (1959), and created that of Micaëla when Georges Bizet’s Carmen was first given there. She said farewell to her theatrical career in Strasbourg in 1975, as Elisabeth de Valois in Verdi’s Don Carlos.
From 1977, Andréa Guiot was Professor at the Paris Conservatoire and subsequently gave highly sought-after individual lessons. She is a Chevalier in the Ordre national du Mérite and Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.