Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel

The Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel (La Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth ) occupies an important place in the Belgian musical landscape: that of a first-rate school where promising young artists have the opportunity to perfect their art with great masters.

Our two Institutions Elisabeth share a common concern for supporting young talents. Consequently, some of the students from La Chapelle are regularly offered the opportunity to perform as soloists on our stage, with special mentions for soprano Cécile Lastchenko (La Favorite, 2017), baritone Leon Košavič (Le Nozze di Figaro, 2018, Così fan tutte in concert, 2021), soprano Julie Gebhart (Cendrillon, 2018, Orfeo ed Eurydice, 2019), tenor Alexander Marev (Rigoletto, 2022, Il Turco in Italia, 2022, Alzira, 2022, L’Ile de Tulipatan, 2023, Adriana Lecouvreur, 2023, Rusalka, 2024 and Falstaff, 2024), mezzo- soprano Sarah Laulan (Rigoletto, 2017 and 2022, Mese Mariano and Suor Angelica, 2022, Lakmé, 2022), tenor Valentin Thill (Les Pêcheurs de perles-the second edition of the International Opera Conductors’ competition, 2022, L’histoire (en)chantée de Lakmé, 2022, Il Lombardi alla Prima Crociata, 2023, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, 2023), tenor François Pardailhé (Dialogues des Carmélites, 2023) and also mezzo- soprano Marie-Juliette Ghazarian (Die Zauberflöte, 2024). For many of them, this initial collaboration during their training continued once they had completed their studies.

This season, our Orchestra will accompany the soloists of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel during a concert at Flagey on December 5, 2024.