La Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth (the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel) 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.
The Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège and the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth share a common concern for supporting young artists: consequently, some of the students from La Chapelle are regularly offered the opportunity to perform as soloists on our stage, with special mentions, in recent years, for soprano Cécile Lastchenko (La Favorite/Nov. 2017), baritone Leon Košavic (Le Nozze di Figaro/April 2018, Così fan tutte in concert/April 2021), soprano Julie Gebhart (Cendrillon/Oct. 2018, Orphée & Eurydice/Oct. 2019), tenor Alexander Marev (Rigoletto/March 2022, Il Turco in Italia/Oct. 2022, Alzira/Nov. 2022, L’Ile de Tulipatan/Feb. 2023, Adriana Lecouvreur/April 2023), mezzo Sarah Laulan (Rigoletto/Dec. 2017 and March 2022, Mese Mariano and Suor Angelica/ Jan. 2022, Lakmé/Sept. 2022), tenor Valentin Thill (Les Pêcheurs de perles, Second edition of the International Opera Conductors’ competition/2022) and tenor François Pardailhé (Dialogues des Carmélites/June 2023). For several of them, the links forged with our opera house during their training at La Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth continued once they had completed their studies.
This season, certain students from La Chapelle will participate as soloists in the learning process offered by the Opera Conducting Masterclass, from 22nd to 26th August. Furthermore, mezzo-soprano Marie- Juliette Ghazarian will perform Die dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte.