Reinoud Van Mechelen Tenor
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Biography

Graduating from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in 2012, Reinoud Van Mechelen received the 2017 Caecilia Prize for Young Musician of the Year, awarded by the Belgian Music Press Union. In 2011, he joined William Christie and Paul Agnew's Jardin des Voix and became a regular soloist with Les Arts Florissants, an ensemble with which he tours the major international stages.

He also sings with major Baroque ensembles such as Collegium Vocale, Concert Spirituel, Concert d'Astrée, Talens Lyriques, Pygmalion, Poème Harmonique, B'Rock, Ricercar Consort, Scherzi Musicali, Hespèrion XXI, as well as with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Roberto Gonzalez-Monjas and Marc Minkowski. He has appeared at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Opéra de Bordeaux, Opéra Comique, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Philharmonie de Paris, Opéra royal de Versailles, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Festival de Beaune, La Monnaie and Bozar in Brussels, Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, Opernhaus Zurich, Theater an der Wien... His operatic roles include the title roles in Dardanus, Zoroastre and Pygmalion, as well as Hippolyte (Hippolyte et Aricie), Abaris (Les Boréades), Jason (Médée), Orphée (Orphée et Eurydice), Belmonte (L'Enlèvement au sérail), Tamino (The Magic Flute), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Gérald (Lakmé) and Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de perles).

Upcoming projects include the roles of Jason (Médée) at Madrid's Teatro Real, Pylade (Iphigénie en Tauride) at the Opéra de Flandres, and the title role in Dardanus at Tourcoing and Radio-France. His discography includes some fifty recordings. Reinoud Van Mechelen also directs the ensemble A nocte temporis, which he founded in 2016.

At the Opéra national de Paris: Platée (Mercure), 2022

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  • from 20 January to 23 February 2025

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