Sabine Devieilhe

French Soprano (Ifs, 1985 -)

Soprano named "Lyrical Revelation" at the Victoires de la musique classique in 2013, Sabine Devieilhe asserts herself as one of the most promising French voices of her generation.

Sabine Devieilhe studied cello at the Caen Conservatory and musicology in Rennes where she was also member of the opera choirs. In 2008, she entered the Paris Conservatory in Pierre Mervant's singing class and three years later won First place with unanimous jury's congratulations. Member of several professional ensembles such as Pygmalion and Les Cris de Paris, she discovered a vast repertoire, from early music to contemporary music.

Sabine Devieilhe has been particularly fond of the lied and melody and performed in recital alongside pianist Anne Le Bozec. Her meeting with Jean-Claude Malgoire and Alexis Kossenko allowed her to try her hand as a baroque soloist, notably during the Utrecht and Bruges Festival, the Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. In 2012, she played the title role in Léo Delibes’ Lakmé at the Montpellier Opera. Named "Lyrical Revelation" at the Victoires de la musique classique in 2013, Sabine Devieilhe succeeded Julie Fuchs. The following season she played the role of The Queen of the Night in the Magic Flute at the Paris Opera.

Six landmark dates in the life of Sabine Devieilhe

1992: Began her learning of the cello in Ifs (Calvados).

2002: Participated as a choir member in a production of Richard Wagner's Ghost Ship at the Rennes Opera House and met choir director Gildas Pungier.

2008: Joined Pierre Mervant's singing class at the Paris Conservatory.

2011: Made her first steps in bel canto with the role of Amina in La Sonnambula with l'Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing.

2012: First title role with the opera Lakmé by Léo Delibes at the Montpellier Opera.

2013: "Lyrical Revelation" at the Victoires de la Musique Classique.