After studying with Benoît Giaux and Élise Gäbele in Namur, Jodie Devos received a Master of Art degree in 2013 at the Royal Academy of Music of London in Lillian Watson’s class. She also attended master classes with H. Deutsch, J. Streets, D. Denize, C. Eda- Pierre or M. Minkowski. She is generously supported by Asbl Do Musica and the Thirionet funds.
In 2014, she was awarded the second prize and the audience prize at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition. She is also the prizewinner of several national competitions, such as the Bell’Arte competition, the Thirionet Funds, the Nouveaux Talents de l’Art lyrique and the Jacques Dôme Prize. She was nominated Artiste Jeune Talent for the year 2015 by the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA).
Throughout her young career, she has already appeared under the direction of esteemed conductors such as Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Christian Arming, Paolo Arrivabeni, Roland Boer, Laurent Campellone, Laurence Equilbey, Mikko Franck, Emmanuelle Haïm, Philippe Jordan, Dmitri Jurowski, Louis Langrée, Enrique Mazzola, Marc Minkowski, François-Xavier Roth, Christophe Rousset, Guy van Waas… and in productions designed by David Bobée, Romeo Castellucci, David Lescot, Denis Podalydès, Emilio Sagi, Bob Wilson, Christian Lacroix…
Jodie Devos has given numerous concerts and recitals all over the world, in countries like Belgium (Gent, Antwerpen, Brussels), France (Paris), Germany (Düsseldorf), Italy (Venice), the Netherlands (Maastricht), India (Mumbay), Canada (Québec), Poland (Katowice), the United States (New-York) and also on tour in Brasil. She also performs in several festivals (Estivales en Médoc, Juillet Musical de Saint-Hubert, Mostly Mozart, Saint-Riquier, Stavelot, Violon sur le sable).
In 2014, she joined the Opéra Comique Academy, in Paris, where she could be heard in La Chauve-souris (Ida and then Adèle) and Les Mousquetaires au couvent. She also sang at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina), Orphée aux Enfers (Eurydice) and Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna), at the Opéra of Montpellier in L’Enfant et les sortilèges (le Feu, le Rossignol and la Princesse), L’Hirondelle inattendue by Laks as well as in Geneviève de Brabant by Offenbach.
She sang Lakmé (title role) in Tours, Pelléas et Mélisande (Yniold), Les Indes galantes and Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Olympia) at the Opéra national de Paris, Die Zauberflöte (Königin der Nacht) in Caen, Dijon, Limoges and in concert at the Philharmonie de Paris with Les Talens Lyriques, but also at La Monnaie in Brussels and at the Opéra national de Paris, Le Timbre d’argent (Rosa) and La Nonne sanglante (Arthur) at the Opéra Comique, Le Comte Ory (Comtesse Adèle) at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Blondchen) at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Guillaume Tell (Jemmy) at the Chorégies d’Orange, Dialogues des Carmélites (Soeur Constance) at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, La Fille du régiment (Marie), Rigoletto (Gilda), Mignon (Philine), Lakmé (title role) and Hamlet (Ophelia) at the Opéra royal de Wallonie, La Vie Parisienne (Gabrielle) at the Opéra de Tours and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, L’Elisir d’amore (Adina) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Hamlet (Ophelie) at the Festival de Radio France, On purge bébé, a world premiere by Philippe Boesmans at La Monnaie and Lucie de Lammermoor (title role) at the Opéra de Tours.
In concert, she sang Le Feu, Le Rossignol et La Princesse in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra at the Philharmonie de Paris, Messager’s Monsieur Beaucaire and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and the Belgian National Orchestra, Rameau’s Pygmalion conducted by Christophe Rousset in Potsdam, Adam’s Chalet in Toulon, opera arias by Charles Gounod with the Orchestre National de France, Mendelssohn’s Ein Sommernachtstraum with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Orphée et Eurydice at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse with Les Talens Lyriques, Mozart’s Requiem at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and then in New York as part of the Mostly Mozart Festival, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Morphing Chamber Orchestra, Der Schauspieldirektor (Mme Herz) at the Tonhalle in Zurich and recently Mozart’s Mass in C with the Orchestre National de Belgique, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Zoroastre (Amélite) on tour with Les Ambassadeurs, Britten’s Illuminations and Poulenc’s Stabat Mater with the Orchestre National de Lille in Lille and at the Festival de Saint-Denis, Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony with the Orchestre National de France at the Festival de Radio France, La Fille du régiment (Marie) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42 with the Orchestra of the Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova
Her first solo CD Offenbach Colorature (Alpha Classics) was unanimously acclaimed by the critics and awarded Diapason d’or, Diamant de platine Opéra Magazine, Choc Classica, Gramophone Editor’s Choice and And love said is a recital with pianist Nicolas Krüger dedicated to English melody. More recently, she recorded Pergolesi’s Stabat mater with the Concert de la loge and Bijoux perdus, an album dedicated to the repertoire of the coloratura soprano Marie Cabel.
Her projects include Un Ballo in maschera at the Liceu in Barcelona, Lucie de Lammermoor at the Opéra de Québec, Fantasio at the Opéra Comique, Hamlet in Cincinnatti, Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade and Dialogues des Carmélites at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, L’Enfant et les sortilèges in Monte Carlo and Die Fledermaus at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège.
In concert she will soon sing Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Orchestre National de Lille and Carmina Burana with the Münchner Philhamoniker.
Jodie Devos records exclusively for Alpha Classics, Paris.
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