Song Recital with Sabine Devieilhe

Sabine Devieilhe (photo: Anna Dabrowska)

The French soprano Sabine Devieilhe, whose radiant voice is “overflowing with expressiveness” (Die Welt), is one of the most sought-after coloratura singers in the world. Among her celebrated roles are the Queen of Night in Mozart’s Magic Flute and Zerbinetta in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos. But she is also a compelling recitalist, acclaimed for her ability to capture the particular mood of each song. Sabine Devieilhe and her collaborative pianist Mathieu Pordoy will perform wonderfully atmospheric lieder by Wolf, Mozart and Strauss, and invite us to appreciate just how romantically the young Alban Berg composed.

Sabine Devieilhe soprano

Mathieu Pordoy piano

Works by Alban Berg, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Hugo Wolf and Richard Strauss

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Biographies

Sabine Devieilhe

Sabine Devieilhe is one of the most sought-after Mozart singers of our time. The multi-award-winning soprano is widely acclaimed for her transparent, colourful and rubust coloratura vocal technique, as well as for her ability to bring complex stage characters to life. The Normandy-born singer initially studied cello and musicology before focusing on her voice. During her vocal studies, Sabine Devieilhe gave concerts under the direction of Emmanuelle Haïm, Marc Minkowski and Hervé Niquet with early music ensembles such as Les Arts Florissants, Les Musiciens du Louvre and Le Concert Spirituel. Her favourite roles include Mozart's Queen of the Night(The Magic Flute), Offenbach's Olympia(Les Contes d'Hoffmann) and the title roles in Bellini's La sonnambula and Delibes' Lakmé, which have taken her to the major stages in Paris, Milan, London, Vienna and Munich as well as to the Salzburg and Glyndebourne Festivals. Sabine Devieilhe is also in demand worldwide as a lieder and concert singer, regularly performing at the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, London's Wigmore Hall and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. In the 2020/21 season, she made her debut at the Philharmonie Berlin with French song repertoire, and in 2022/23 she appeared with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Maxim Emelyanychev in an all-Mozart programme.

Mathieu Pordoy

Mathieu Pordoy, who completed his piano studies at the Paris Conservatoire with distinction, is not only active as a lied accompanist, but also as a coach in the field of vocal music and musical theatre. He has developed a broad repertoire through his work at various leading opera houses, including such productions as Don Carlo at the Vienna State Opera, Les Huguenots and L'Enfant et les sortilèges at the Opéra de Paris and Les Contes d'Hoffmann at the Zurich Opera House. He gave masterclasses at the Mariinsky Academy for young opera singers and was a member of the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute in Montreal and the International Vocal Arts Institute in Israel. Mathieu Pordoy, who gave his Carnegie Hall debut recital in 2019 in with Sabine Devieilhe, has worked with singers such as Marina Rebeka and Michael Spyres. He has been involved in productions in Aix-en-Provence every summer since 2008, and works as a coach at the Académie du Festival d'Aix. The musician, who taught at the Paris Conservatoire from 2006 to 2011, has also worked at opera houses such as the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Opéra Comique in Paris, the Auditorio de Tenerife, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Grand-Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg and La Monnaie in Brussels, where he has performed with conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Daniele Gatti, François-Xavier Roth, Mikko Franck and Raphaël Pichon.