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Born in 1983, the Belgian soprano Liesbeth Devos studied at the music academy of Beveren-Waas where she graduated in theatre, diction and oboe. She studied singing with Lieve Suys and with the soprano Stephanie Friede at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp where she also attended the Lied courses of Lucienne Van Deyck and Jozef De Beenhouwer, as well as the opera course of Guy Joosten.
In April 2004 she sang the role of Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, an Operastudio Flanders production staged by Guy Joosten. In April 2005 she sang the role of Meleagro in La Corona by Gluck produced by the Antwerp Conservatory.
In 2006 she performed in Dido and Æneas at the Flanders Festival in Bruxelles and made her debut at La Monnaie (Bruxelles) as Despina in Così fan tutte, a production in collaboration with the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, where she has studied under José van Dam and Susanna Eken.
In 2007 La Monnaie invited her again to perform the role of Ilse in the world premiere of Frühlings Erwachen by Benoît Mernier and the role of Papagena in Die Zauberflöte. Season 2007/08 has seen her performing Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Le nozze di Figaro (Barbarina in a production of the Festival of Aix-en-Provence) and Luc van Hove’s La strada at the Royal Flemish Opera in Antwerp and Le nozze di Figaro in Gand and Britten’s Death in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice under the baton of Bruno Bartoletti.
She recently had a remarkable success performing Benoît Mernier’s Fruehlingserwachen at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg, The Rape of Lucretia at the Royal Flemish Opera in Antwerp, Carmina Burana at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste and Nelsonmesse by Haydn with the Academy of Ancient Music in Bejing.
Her future engagements includes, among others, Don Carlo and Peter Grimes at the Royal Flemish Opera in Antwerp, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Händel & Haydn Society Orchestra in Boston. She will also be heard in several concerts in such venues as Bruxells, Brugge, Antwerp, Mechelen and Beveren.
Active also on the concert side, she regularly sing in concert with her pianist Lucas Blondeel at the Bozar and Flagey concert halls in Bruxelles and at the Flemish Opera. In October 2005 the duo has won the Kurt-Leimer competition in Zürich. In May 2007 she sang Bach’s St-John’s Passion with the Academy of Ancient Music under the baton of Richard Egarr.
A winner of various scholarships offered by Belgacom, Inspiratum, Robus Foundation and the Oranjebeurs, in July 2007 she was selected to attend the Académie de chant of Aix-en-Provence, taking part in a tour of performances of Le nozze di Figaro (Barbarina).