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Laure Delcampe (Soprano)

Born: September 25, 1967 - Louvain (Leuwen), Belgium

The Belgian soprano, Laure Delcampe, had studied piano before starting her vocal training at the the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de of Brussels. She obtained her diploma in the class of Jules Bastin. She was later taught by Elena Nentwig, Lena Lootens, Michelle Wegwart and participated in the master-class of Walter Berry. From 1994 to 1997, she took part successively in the productions of the Theatrical Workshop of Louvain-la-Neuve, as the Malade, under the direction of Louis Devos, scened by Armand Delcampe, of Tartuffe, the Maître Puntila et son valet Matti by Brecht. In 1997, she was Prize winner of the Fondation belge de la Vocation.

In 1998, Laure Delcampe received the 1st Prize for opera-woman and the 3rd Prize for Mélodie singing with the Competition of des Voix d'Or in France. She performed the Héro in Béatrice et Bénédict at the Berlioz Festival under the direction of Jacques Houtmann. The same year, in Puntila Master and his Matti servant by B. Brecht scened by Armand Delcampe at the theatrical Workshop of Louvain-La-Neuve, she played Laïna the cooker and sand the songs of Paul Dessau.

In 1998-1999, with the Opéra Royal de Wallonie (Liege), Laure Delcampe was Jeannette in Les Noces de Jeannette by V. Massé, Barena in Jenufa by Janacek and Mrs P. in L'homme qui prenait sa femme pour un chapeau by M. Nyman, as well as Contes d’Hoffmann (Olympia), Semiramis (Azema) by Rossini, and Entführung aus dem Serail (Blonde). In Brussels, she took part in particular at the Festival of contemporary music Ars Musica, at the Festival of Spring Baroque, appeared regularly in recital, in particular for the Philharmonic Company, in 1999 and 2000 and with Radio RTBF-Music 3. In 1999-2000, she sang the celestial voice in La Damnation de Faust by Berlioz at Chorégies d'Orange under the direction of Marc Soustrot. For the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Olympia she sang in Les Contes d'Hoffmann at the Théâtre de Vichy, Pale in La Fille de Madame Angot at the Festival de Spa, and Coraline in Le Toréador by A. Adam at the Opéra de Liège. With the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi, she sang Rési in Waltz of Vienna, as well as with Opera of Toulon (in 2001) and with the Opera of Avignon where ahe was also Papagena in Die Zauberflöte. At La Monnaie she sang Le Feu in L’enfant et les Sortilèges by Ravel, and Paggio in Ballata by Luca Francesconi.

In recital and concert, Laure Delcampe has performed for the La Société Philharmonique de Bruxelles (Philharmonic Company of Brussels), RTBF-Musique 3, the Festival of Contemporary Music Ars Musica, the Festival of Wallonie, and the Spring Baroque Festival. She has appeared with the ensembles Ricercar Consort, La Fenice, Le Choeur de Chambre de Namur, L'Orchestre de Chambre de Mons, Musiques Nouvelles, L'Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège (the Requiem of Mozart directed by Louis Langrée, and in the world-premiere of An die Nacht by Benoît Mernier, under the direction of Patrick Davin), and Oxalys, and with the pianists Boyan Vodenitcharov, Catherine Mertens, and Claar Ter Horst. She has worked under the direction of Alberto Zedda, Kasushi Ono, Marcello Viotti, Friedrich Pleyer, Patrick Davin, Louis Langrée, Philippe Pierlot, Jean Tubéry, among others.

Since September 2003 Laure Delcampe is a professor of singing at the IMEP.

Source: Palléas Artists & Skynet Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2005)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Jacques Vanherenthals


BWV 25, BWV 249

Links to other Sites

Laure Delcampe - Soprano (Palléas Artists) [French]
Laure Delcampe, soprano (Skynet) [French]

Laure Delcampe chant (IMEP) [French]

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