Angélique Noldus

Amore/Alinda in Giasone

Biography

With Mozart-roles such as Cherubino/Nozze di Figaro at Flanders Opera, and Annio/Clemenza di Tito at Teatro Sao Carlos, Lisboa (and Metropolitan New York, as cover), the Belgian lyric mezzo soprano Angélique Noldus, pursues her course on interesting European lyric stages, such as opéra de Lorraine Nancy where she will sing Cherubino during season 2010/2011. Season 2008/2009 has included various new roles as Meg Page/Falstaff at Flanders Opera and at ONR Strasbourg and La Natura/La Calisto at La Monnaie. Furthermore Angélique took part at the revival of Cadmus et Hermione by Lully together with the ensemble Le poème harmonique led by Vincent Dumestre (with performances in the Grand Théâtre d'Aix-en-Provence, Caen and Luxemburg). Among her major future new parts : The composer/Ariadne auf Naxos,  Idamante/Idomeneo and Amore & Alinda/Giasone and Krista/Vec Makropoulos.

After her musical education at the Royal Conservatories in Liège and Brussels with a.o. Nicolas Christou and Albrecht Klora, she fulfilled her vocal studies as a member of renowned Amsterdam Opera Studio and was simultaneously invited by the Royal Théâtre La Monnaie to sing Third Lady/Die Zauberflöte conducted by René Jacobs, a production that was revived in Lille and Caen in 2006 and in New York (at BAM) in 2007. Her first international breakthrough came with Mitrena/Motezuma (in Germany & Italy) and when she took part in Mozart Short Cuts (stage directed by Jérôme Deschamps) at Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg, Paris (Cité de la Musique) and on tour in major French cities. In concert she participated to a prestigious opera-gala at Budapest State Opera and toured furthermore with Haydn’s Missa in Tempore Belli a.o. at the famous Palao de la Musica (Barcelona).

She frequently appeared in Brussels’ Palais des Beaux Arts where she got lavish praise for her interpretation of Rossini’s Stabat Mater. With the Philharmonic Orchestra of her hometown Liège, Angélique Noldus shared wonderful musical performances under the baton of Louis Langrée, a.o. Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Recent concerts included a.o. Mendelssohn’s Midsummernight Dream, Berlioz' L'Enfance du Christ and Haynd’s Berenice que fai. Angélique Noldus has sung under the baton of Pierre Cao, Theodor Guschlbauer, Harry Bickett, Andreas Spering, Piers Maxim, Daniel Klajner Giuliano Carella, Enrique Mazzola and Jos van Velthoven. Together with pianist Rachel Andrist, Angélique has made herself a name as a refined Lied-interpreter. The duo performs regularly on important stages as within the framework of chamber music festivals. In the contemporary field, engagements include among others Thea in Benoît Mernier’s opera Frühlings-Erwachen that had it’s world première at La Monnaie in March 2007 and was recently revived at Opéra du Rhin, Strasbourg.

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