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Sabine Devieilhe (born 12 December 1985, Ifs, Calvados, France) is a French operatic soprano.
Devieilhe was born in Ifs, near Caen, France, on 12 December 1985 in a non-musician family - her parents are specialized educators, only her older sister teaches singing and violin.
She began her musical apprenticeship at the Ifs school of music before entering the Caen Conservatory (fr) at the age of twelve in order to study the cello. Influenced successively by conductor Valérie Fayet, and singing teachers Jocelyne Chamonin (Caen Concervatory), Martine Surais (Rennes Conservatory (fr)), Pierre Mervant, Malcolm Walker and Elène Golgevit (Conservatoire de Paris), she became a lyrical singer.
After graduating from high school at the lycée Malherbe, Sabine Devieilhe obtained a diploma in musicology and ethnomusicology at the Rennes 2 University. In parallel to her studies, she joined the choir of the Opéra de Rennes (fr). She participated as a chorister in a production of The Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner in 2002. Her voice is praised and she becomes a soloist. In 2008, she entered the Conservatoire de Paris in the singing class of Pierre Mervant. In 2011 she was unanimously awarded first prize, with the jury's congratulations.
In 2013, she signed an exclusive contract with the music label Erato. In 2013, she released her first recital album devoted to Jean-Philippe Rameau with the ensemble Les Ambassadeurs (fr) directed by Alexis Kossenko. In 2013-2014, she sang the role of "Queen of the Night" in The Magic Flute by Mozart at the Opéra national de Lyon and the Opéra national de Paris. In 2014, she sang in Lakmé by Léo Delibes at the Opéra-Comique. In 2016, with the Paris Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christopher Franklin and the choirs Les Cris de Paris, she performed Amina in La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris.
She is often praised by the critics.
Awards and honors
On 25 February 2013, Sabine Devieilhe was named "Révélation Artiste Lyrique" at the Victoires de la musique classique.
On 2 February 2015, she was voted "Lyric Artist of the Year" at the Victoires de la musique classique.
Asteroid 33346 Sabinedevieilhe was named in her honor. The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 31 January 2018 (M.P.C. 108697).
Gustave Charpentier: Musiques du Prix de Rome With: Sabine Devieilhe (soprano), Helena Bohuszewicz (contralto), Bernard Richter (tenor), Alain Buet (baritone), the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hervé Niquet. Recordings made at Flagey in Brussels from 14 to 18 June 2011, released under the label Glossa (GES 922211-F).
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Le Grand théâtre de l'amour. With: Les Ambassadeurs, conductor Alexis Kossenko with Samuel Boden, tenor, Aimery Lefèvre, baritone, Le Jeune Chœur de Paris. Recorded from 6 to 13 May 2013 in Our Lady of Lebanon of Paris Cathedral. Released 28 October 2013 by Erato - Warner Classics (ERATO 5099993414920). Distinctions: Diapason d'or de l'année (November 2014), Diapason d'or (November 2013), Le Choix de France Musique (December 2013), 4 stars Classica (December 2013), Hi-Res Audio (November 2013) Album of the Week on BBC Radio 3.
Johann Sebastian Bach Köthener Trauermusik BWV 244a. With:Sabine Devieilhe (soprano), Damien Guillon, Thomas Hobbs, Christian Immler, Ensemble Pygmalion (Raphaël Pichon). Released 7 September 2014 by Harmonia Mundi (HMC902211.13). Distinctions: Victoires de la musique classique 2015 recording category, 4ƒ of Télérama (September 2014)
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor et Pollux. With: Ensemble Pygmalion (Raphaël Pichon). Released April 2015 by Harmonia Mundi (HMC902212.13). Distinctions : Grand Prix of the Académie Charles Cros 4ƒ of Télérama (May 2015).
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mozart - The Weber Sisters. With: Ensemble Pygmalion (Raphaël Pichon). Recorded from 12 to 18 January 2015 in Our Lady of Lebanon of Paris Cathedral. Released 6 November 2015 by Erato - Warner Classics (ERATO 2564607584). Distinctions: 5 stars of Diapason (December 2015), 4ƒ of Télérama (December 2015), Choc de Classica (November 2015), Choc Classica of the year (November 2015).
Known for 2011: debut in the bel canto as Amina in La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini with the Atelier Lyrique of Tourcoing
2012: first title-role in Lakmé by Léo Delibes, at the Opéra de Montpellier
2014: Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen in The Magic Flute by Mozart at the Opéra de Paris
2016: title-role in La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Awards 2006: 1st Prize Tremplin Jeunes Talents d'Auray
2009: Lauréate du Concours des S'sentiels de Nantes
2011: Révélation Classique de l'ADAMI
2013: « Révélation lyrique » of the Victoires de la musique classique
2015: « Artiste lyrique de l'année » of the Victoires de la musique classique
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