Ariën Artists - Lieselot de Wilde soprano biography







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Lieselot graduated magna cum laude at the Lemmens Institute, tutored by Dina Grossberger and Katelijne Van Laethem. Later on she studied with Jard Van Nes. In 2014 she participated in the Academy of Pierre Boulez during the Lucern Festival where she sang the first solo part in Luciano Berioʼs Coro under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. She obtained a first prize during the Concours Axion Classic of Belfius Bank as well, attended masterclasses with Alain Buet, Greta De Reyghere, Axel Everaert and Udo Reinemann and was introduced in early music practice by Jill Feldman, Dirk Snellings, Erik Van Nevel and Claire Lefilliâtre.

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 commissioned 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. She sang in The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell with Muziektheater Transparant, one of the daughters in Akhnaten by Philip Glass at Opera Flanders under the baton of Titus Engel and staged by Nigel Lowery and Amir Hosseinpour. She appeared as a soloist in the Lassus Project Canticum Canticorum under the baton of Leonardo Garcia Alarcon with Chœur de chambre de Namur. Furthermore, Lieselot has the pleasure to work with ensembles such as Psallentes, Zefiro Torna, Vox Luminis, Det Norske Solistkor, Spectra, Asko/Schönberg, Hildebrandt Consort, Musique Nouvelle. She also cherished an intense collaboration with  Korneel Bernolet and his ensemble Apotheosis, with composer Dick van der Harst and with lute player Sofie Van den Eynde.

Lieselot appeared in several successful productions of LOD, a Ghent-based company for creation of contemporary opera and music-theatre. She sang the role of Hannah in the production Muur (Dominique Pauwels, Inne Goris), Meneer Afzal (Thomas Smetryns, Pieter De Buysser), she sang the role of Arthur Rimbaud in LʼAutre Hiver (Dominique Pauwels, Denis Marleau), and House of forbidden music, the revenche (Dick van der Harst). These productions toured to Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Operadays Rotterdam, Festival TransAmériques Montréal, Gulbenkian Musica Lisboa, De Singel Antwerp, Opera Flanders, Maison de la Culture d'Amiens,...

Together with jazz guitarist and oud player Peter Verhelst she founded the ensemble with which she searches for new interpretations and realizations of the song genre, including and combining techniques, instrumental colors and virtuosity from both classical and jazz/traditional music.


Her appearences in two premieres - commissioned by LOD - of works composed Frederik Neyrinck. One at Concertgebouw Brugge, where she will sang the role of Echo in Zolang hij niet zichzelve kent... alongside Josse De Pauw and Koenraad Tinel. The other The unknown girl (working title), staged by Atelier Bildraum, she will create the role of Little girl alongsidethe Asko/Schönberg Ensemble. The more she embarked on a recital tour with lute player Sofie Van den Eynde and harpist Sarah Ridy, appeared at the side of Dick van der Harst, Korneel Bernolet and Apotheosis and was invited for a recital within the framework of the contemporary opera festival : Opera 21.


- Trois visages d’Hécate - Cantates Françaises a voix seule de Nicolas Bernier with ensemble Apotheosis (Korneel Bernolet), label Et’Cetera Records, release 2017
- ‘A Canzone ‘e Partenope - Canzoni Popolari Napoletane by di Lasso, Costa, Modugno, Tosti, a.o. with ensemble Bel Ayre, independent (2017), to be republished in 2018 with label Et’Cetera Records
- Canticum Canticorum - Roland de Lassus, 2d soprano soloist under the baton of Leonardo Garcia Alarcon with Chœur de chambre de Namur and Ensemble Clematis, label Ricercar, release 2016
- The Wasp Factory - recording of the opera The Wasp Factory by Ben Frost, label Bedroom Community, release 2016

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