The Opera Royal de Wallonie- Liege and the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth (Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel music academy) share a common concern for supporting young artists: as a result, certain students from the Chapelle Musicale are offered the opportunity to perform as soloists on the Liege stage.

In recent years, these have included soprano Cecile Lastchenko (La Favorita – The Favourite – in November 2017), baritone Leon Košavić (Le Nozze di Figaro – The Marriage of Figaro – in April 2018, Così fan tutte – All Women Do It – and during a concert in April 2021) and soprano Julie Gebhart (Cendrillon – Cinderella – in October 2018 and Orfeo ed Euridice – Orpheus and Eurydice – in October 2019).

This season, on completion of his studies at the Chapelle Musicale, we will see Alexander Marev in the roles of Albazar (Il Turco in Italia – The Turk in Italy – in October 2022), Ovando (Alzira in November 2022) and Poisson (Adriana Lecouvreur in April 2023).

The Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, inaugurated on 12th July 1939, was born of the wishes of Queen Elisabeth, a great patron of music and the arts if ever there was one, and the violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe to support emerging artists and allow the most talented of them to perfect their training with great masters, in the framework of a high-level school.