Sophie Van Den Woestyne Contralto

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Born in Belgium, Sophie Van de Woestyne made her professional debut at the Opéra royal de Wallonie. Soon after, she moved to Paris to pursue her artistic career and appeared at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Opéra Comique, Opéra national de Lyon, but also at the Vienna Konzerthaus. She toured in the leading French operatic venues with the Ambronay Baroque Music Festival.

She has portrayed Juno in Actéon. At the Opéra national de Lyon, she sang Nicklausse (The Tales of Hoffmann), the Mother (Der Jasager) and Mozart’s Requiem. At the Théâtre du Châtelet, she was Zoé (Véronique), Scientist (The Fly), Sister Margareta (Sound of Music).

She was also one of the Six Spirits in Cendrillon at the Opéra Comique, a Carmelite in Dialogues with the Carmelites at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. In the same theatre, she sang Mrs Noe (L’Arche de Noé), Zulma (L'Italiana in Algeri) and Clotilde (Norma). In 2014, she joined the Paris Opera Chorus as a supernumerary artist where she became, in 2018, a tenured artist.

At the Paris Opera: Cendrillon (a Spirit), 2022 ; Peter Grimes (Fisherwoman), 2023

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 25 October to 16 November 2023

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