|LIONEL LHOTE, BARITONE|
|CV NEDERLANDS||CV FRANCAIS||CV DEUTSCH||REPERTOIRE||ACTION SHOTS|
Lionel LHOTE, (Belgium) started his vocal education at "l’Académie de Musique de La Bouverie-Frameries" with his father. Subsequently he studied at "Conservatoire Royal" in Mons with Marcel Vanaud and Jacques Legrand and eventually graduated at Brussels’ "Conservatoire Royal de Musique" with a "First Prize for Concert singing" and the "Superior Diploma of Lyric Art" with "greatest distinction". In 2004, he reached the Finals and became Laureat of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Singing Competition of Belgium. He was also award with the "Audience Prize". Meanwhile he belongs to the leading baritones of his generation with repeated engagements throughout Europe's prestigious opera houses.
In 2020 he will achieve a series of important role debuts. After another : Posa in Don Carlo by Verdi, in both the French (at ROH Liège) as the Italian version (Heidenheim-Festival) ; Nilakantha (Lakmé, Delibes) and Hamlet (Hamlet, Thomas) also at ROH Liège and eventually another Verdi part: Ford in Falstaff. The name of the opera house will upcoming be divulged.
Last year was marked by his house debut at the Scala of Milan als Saint-Joseph in L'enfance du Christ (Berlioz), his successful appearances as Dottor Malatesta in Don Pasquale (Donizetti) at the ROH La Monnaie, as Directeur de la troupe in Pinocchio (Boesmans) at the opera house of Bordeaux and as Amonasro in Aida at ROH Wallonie Liège. The more he sang Fieramosca in Benvenuto Cellini (Berlioz) at the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall London. A reinvitation led him to the Glyndebourne Festival where he sang Pandolfe in Cendrillon.
HIS WAY TO THE TOP
His career started at the Opera House of Giessen where he appeared in Faust (Spohr), Aeneas (Purcell), Vater in Haensel und Gretel Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia as well as Zar in Zar und Zimmermann" by Lortzing a.o. Subsequently Lionel Lhote participated in production in Aachen : Père Germont (La Traviata) and Scarpia (Tosca).
Back home in Belgium he enhance his relationship with the ROH Wallonie Liège and in André Chénier/Giordano as Mathieu, La Forza del Destino/Verdi as Fra Melitone, Cosi fan tutte as Don Alfonso, Guillaume Tell by André Ernest Modeste Grétry as Guesler, La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein as Général Boum, Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de perles (Opéra royal de Wallonie Liège), Don Carlos in Ernani and Escamillo in Carmen.