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Lieselot de Wilde, soprano

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Lieselot De Wilde graduated magna cum laude at the Lemmensinstituut with Dina Grossberger and Katelijne Van Laethem. Her present coaches are Jard Van Nes and Catrin Wyn-Davies. She participated the Academy of Pierre Boulez during the Luzern Festival in 2014 where she sang the first solo part in Luciano Berioʼs Coro under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle. She obtained a first prize during the Concours Axion Classic of Belfius Bank in 2003. She attended masterclasses with Alain Buet, Greta De Reyghere, Axel Everaert and Udo Reinemann.

Lieselot sang in The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell with Muziektheater Transparant, one of the daughters in Akhnaten by Philip Glass at Opera Flanders. She was one of the three soloist in The Wasp Factory, an opera by the minimalistic and experimental Icelandic composer Ben Frost. This production was commisioned by Kunst Aus der Zeit of the Bregenzer Festspiele and toured afterwards to Hebbel Am Ufer Berlin, Holland Festival and Royal Opera House Covent Garden. At Schlossmediale Werdenberg Switzerland she sang the creation of Turm und Tide by Annette Schmucki. She created works of Frank Nuyts, Alain Craens and Benjamin Van Esser during several editions of the festival for contemporary music Voorwaarts Maart / En avant Mars at De Bijloke, Ghent.

Lieselot also regularly works with LOD, a Ghent-based production company for contemporary opera and theatre. She sang the role of Hannah in the production Muur, sang in Meneer Afzal, she is currently singing the role of Arthur Rimbaud in LʼAutre Hiver and will be singing in the new production of Dick Van der Harst House of forbidden music. These productions toured to Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Operadays Rotterdam, Centre National des Arts Ottawa, Festival TransAmériques Montréal, Gulbenkian Musica Lisboa, De Singel Antwerp, Opera Flanders, Handelsbeurs Ghent, Théâtre du Nord de Lille, Le Parvis Tarbes, Le Printemps des Comédiens Montpellier, ...

She worked with stage directors Nigel Lowery, Amir Hosseinpour, Sasha Milavic Davies, Stéphanie Jasmin, Denis Marleau, Inne Goris and conductors Léonardo Garcia Alarcòn, James Wood, Titus Engel, Erik Van Nevel, Filip Rathé, Benjamin Glorieux, Korneel Bernolet a.o. She worked with Flanders Recorder Quartet, Apotheosis Orchestra, Musiques Nouvelles and Chœur de Chambre de Namur.

Furthermore Lieselot is member of the baroque ensemble Bel Ayre. They were Selected Promising Ensemble during the IYAP edition of 2011 and gave concerts in Amuz, Bozar, Operadays Rotterdam, Festival of the Venetian Centre for Baroque Music, Les Promenades Musicales du Pays dʼAuge,... They are Scoop Ensemble of the Concertgebouw Brugge during the season 2015-2016.

Lieselot is also know in Flanders by the large public as the archetype De Sopraan because of a series of poetical short films wherein she sang fragments of opera arias that were broadcasted on prime time national television.


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