French soprano Sabine Devieilhe makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season as the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte).
Devieilhe studied cello, musicology and singing and graduated with a first prize from the Paris Conservatoire. While a student she performed with ensembles including Ensemble Pygmalion, Les Cris de Paris, Les Arts Florissants, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestre de Paris and Orchestre National d’Île de France. Since graduating in 2011, her operatic engagements include Serpetta (La finta giardiniera) and Bellezza (Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno) for Aix-en-Provence Festival, Serpetta in Toulon, the Queen of the Night and Soeur Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites) for Opéra de Lyon and Dutch National Opera, Soeur Constance for Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Lakmé for Opéra-Comique and in Marseilles and Avignon, the Queen of the Night for Paris Opéra, Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) for La Monnaie, Brussels, Adele (Die Fledermaus) for Opéra-Comique, Nannetta (Falstaff) in Marseilles, Ismene (Mitridate, re di Ponto) for Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) in Tourcoing, Fire/Princess/Nightingale (L’Enfant et les sortilèges) for Glyndebourne Festival, Amina (La sonnambula) in concert for the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for La Scala, Milan.
Devieilhe performed at the opening gala of the Paris Philharmonie and gives regular recitals of Lieder and French song. She is an exclusive recording artist for Erato, her discography including Rameau arias and Mozart coloratura arias.