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Sophie ANGEBAULT (GM)
Nicola BELLER CARBONE(GM)
Yun Jung CHOI (GM)
Melody LOULEDJIAN (GM)
Eleonore MARGUERRE (GM)
Norma NAHOUN (GM)
Hedwig FASSBENDER (GM)
Elzbieta ARDAM (Div)
Renée MORLOC (GM)
Andreas CONRAD (GM)
Stephan RÜGAMER (F)
Roman SADNIK (Div)
Björn BÜRGER (GM)
Alexandre DUHAMEL (GM)
Barytons Basses / Basses
Guillaume ANTOINE (GM)
Paul GAY (GM)
Wenwei ZHANG (GM)
Metteur en Scène
Mariame CLEMENT (GM)
General Management : GM
various countries : Div
France : F
Since his international breakthrough Belgian baritone Lionel Lhote has been featured in Europe’s most renowned opera houses and festivals.
Recent and upcoming engagements include his appearance at the Bordeaux Opera House as Sharpless in Butterfly,at La Monnaie as Pandolfein Cendrillon and Lescaut inManon Lescaut,at the Opera de Nancy in Così fan tutte (Alfonso).
At Opéra Royal de Wallonie he will be heard as Guesler in Guillaume Tell by Belgian composer Grétry. Further upcoming engagements include, Lucia di Lammermoor(Enrico), La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein (Général Boum), Faust (Valentin), Fledermaus (Frank) and Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Zurga), L’Heure Espagnole / Don Inigo in Glyndebourne.
In 2012, he sang Pandolphe in Cendrillon in Brussels, Faninal in Genève, and Riviere inVolo di Notte (Dallapiccola) in Frankfurt.
In 2004, he was a finalist and became laureate in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Singing Competition of Belgium. He was also awarded the Audience Prize.
Lhote sings frequently under the baton of renowned conductors such as Silvio Varviso, Evelino Pido, Patrick Fournillier, René Jacobs, Andreas Spering, Philippe Auguin, Julian Reynolds, Marc Minkowksi, Stefano Montanari, Kazushi Ono, Alain Guingal, Johannes Willig, Julia Jones, Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli, Gérard Korsten, Emmanuel Joel-Hornakand Emmanuel Krivine. He has collaborated with stage directors such as David MacVicar, Karl-Ernst Ursel Herrmann, Guy Joosten, Achim Freyer, Laurent Pelly, Numa Sadoul, Dieter Kaegi , Rolando Villazon etc...
His professional career started at Opéra Royal de Wallonie (Liège) where he participated in productions such as Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Don Carlo. Soon followed his German debut at the opera house in Giessen where he appeared in Faust (Spohr), Aeneas (Purcell),as Vater in Hänsel und Gretel, as Figaro inIl Barbiere di Siviglia and as Zarin Zar und Zimmermann by Lortzing.
Subsequently Lhote was heard in Aachen, Germany as Germont in La Traviata and Scarpiain Tosca. He has returned to the Opéra Royal de Wallonie to appear in André Chénier (Giordano) as Mathieu, in La Forza del Destinoas Fra Melitone and in Così fan tutte as Don Alfonso.The Flanders Opera has engaged him as Barbe-Bleuein Ariane et Barbe Bleue (Dukas), as Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and as Leporello in Don Giovanni.
At the Brussels Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Lhote has appeared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten), Monsieur Choufleuri (Offenbach), Werther (Massenet), and Giulio Cesare. He was heard in La Cenerentola as Dandini, in Lucia di
Lammermoor as Enrico and in Don
Quichotte as Sancho Panza(under the baton of Marc Minkowski). He reprised this role for the Palermo
Opera, and received generous praise from critics.
Since 2002, Lionel Lhote has frequently been heard in France. He has been heard as Germont in many productions of La Traviata, and has been invited to the Massenet-Festival to appear in Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame. He has interpreted Figaro (Rossini) at Avignon Opera, and has made his debut in Les Troyensas Chorèbe at Strasbourg (Opéra national du Rhin). He has also been heard numerous times as a guest on the stages of the opera houses in Monte Carlo, Marseille and Bordeaux with parts such as Ourrias inGisèle, Luna in Trovatore,Faninal in Rosenkavalier and Papageno. Lionel Lhote has built a wonderful partnership with the Opera House of Lyon, that welcomed him amongst others as Albert in Werther (stage directed by Rollando Villazon), Germont, Leporello, and Don Alfonso.
Lhote began his vocal education at l’Académie de Musique de La Bouverie-Frameries with his father. Afterwards, he studied at Conservatoire Royal in Mons with Marcel Vanaud and Jacques Legrand and eventually graduated from the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Brussels, where he won the First Prize of concert singing and gained the Superior Diploma of Lyric Art with honors.