liesbethdevosDuring her studies the young Belgian Soprano Liesbeth Devos made her debut at La Monnaie (Brussels) as Despina in Così fan Tutte. After this successful first appearance she was invited anew to perform Ilse in the world permière of Frühlingserwachen by Mernier and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte.

In 2007 Liesbeth sang the Johannes-Passion led by Richard Egarr with the Academy of Ancient Music in Weimar and two years after for a tour through Asia with the Nelson Messe by Haydn. She sang Barbarina in the Aix-en-Provence production (2007) of Le Nozze di Figaro staged by Vincent Boussard and in Flanders Opera (2008) where she returned for roles such as Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia, First Niece in Peter Grimes and Helena, the leading role in the world creation The Rage of Life by Kats-Chernin. With this remarkably successful performance she later on travelled to Rotterdam (Operadagen, NL), Miskolz (Festival Miskolz, HU) and Stuttgart (Staatsoper, D)

In 2010 Liesbeth Devos made her debut in the Opéra de Wallonie (B) as Xunchia in L’inimico delle Donne under the baton of Rinaldo Alessandrini. At his invitation she sang Stabat mater and Salve Regina by Pergolesi with the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston (US) for which she received extraordinary press reviews. In 2011 she successfully sang the role of Melpomène in Atys by Lully under the guidance of William Christie and Les Arts Florissants in both Versailles (F) and New York (US). “Liesbeth was superb in the role of Elvira”, wrote Maestro Campanella concerning her appearance in L’Italiana in Algeri at the Opéra de Wallonie 2013. “I have had the intense joy (…) to admire her beautiful voice and firm technique.” She made an extraordinary Zerlina with The Ministry of Operatic Affairs with whom she later was invited to sing Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and Despina in Cosi fan Tutte.

In the summer of 2015 she made her debut at the prestigious Festival d’Aix-enProvence as Danica in the very well received opera Svadba by Ana Sokolović. San Francisco Opera reinvited Liesbeth for a new production of this same opera.

Liesbeth Devos is highly in demand as a concert singer. She already sang an extensive repertoire with numerous orchestras. In 2012 she sang with l’Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne Symphony n°4 by Mahler under the batton of Gergerly Madaras. He invited her anew for Ein Deutches Requiem in 2014. Liesbeth is an established expert singing Les Illuminations by Britten. Her love for contemporary music leads her to regularly sing creations as well.

Moreover Liesbeth excels as a lied singer and so became finalist of the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Voice Fellowship, she was among the last 13 competitors at the Wigmore Hall Song Competition 2011 (London, GB), finalist at the Liedwettbewerb des Bayrischen Rundfunks (Bayreuth, D) and won the first prize at the Kurt-Leimer Wettbewerb (Zürich, CH). In 2012 she and pianist Lucas Blondeel had the privilege to be the only European liedduo at the Ravinia Festival, Chicago. March 2016- please destroy all previous material Future projects include among others Danica in Svadba at Opéra de Nantes, Opéra d’Angers, Bahrein and Opéra de Luxembourg, Kriegskantaten by Eisler with het Collectief in Kiev (UKR), La Fabricca illuminata by Luigi Nono with het Collectief in Grenobles (F), Leonore in Fidelio with Walpurgis, Schönbergs 2nd Stringquartet with Taurus in deBijloke and many concerts in Belgium and abroad aswell as a cd recording with Liebesfrühling, duets by Schumann with tenor Peter Gijsbertsen and pianist Jozef De Beenhouwer.