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Reinoud Van Mechelen studied at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. In 2017 he won the prestigious Caecila Prize, awarded by the Belgian Critics' Union for the best young musician of the year.
In 2007, he was a member of the Académie Baroque Européenne d'Ambronay directed by Hervé Niquet. In 2011, he is a member of the Jardin des Voix created by William Christie and Paul Agnew and then becomes a regular collaborator of Les Arts Florissants. He works with many other baroque ensembles, such as Collegium Vocale, Le Concert Spirituel, Le Concert d'Astrée, Les Talens lyriques, Pygmalion, Le Poème Harmonique, B'Rock, Ricercar Consort, Scherzi Musicali, Hespérion XXI.
He performs on major opera stages such as La Monnaie in Brussels, Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, Opéra Comique and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Opéra national de Bordeaux, in a repertoire comprising leading roles in operas by Rameau, Mozart, Bizet, Delibes.
During the 2022/22 season, he sung Hippolyte in Hippolyte et Aricie at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin and at the Philharmonie de Paris, Ferrando in Così fan tutte at the Antwerp Opera and at the Ghent Opera, and took part in the revival of the original version (1756) of Rameau's Zoroastre with the ensemble Les Ambassadeurs and Alexis Kossenko (concerts and recording).
He has recorded four solo albums for the Alpha Classic label with the ensemble A noctetemporis, of which he is the founder, as well as La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers by Charpentier.
In his Paris Opera debut
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