Originally, from Normandy, Sabine Devieilhe first studied cello and musicology before devoting herself to her vocal training at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris. She is a much sought-after singer both in her native France and internationally, with a repertoire ranging from early music to contemporary compositions.
Shortly after her graduation, invitations followed to the Aix-en-Provence Festival as Serpetta in Mozart’s “La finta giardiniera” and to Lyon for her debut as the Queen of the Night. Since then she has appeared at all the major opera houses including the Opéra Nationale de Paris, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Opéra Comique, the Monnaie in Brussels, the Zurich Opera House, the Vienna State Opera, La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Glyndebourne Festival and the Salzburg Festival.
Sabine Devieilhe’s most recent successes were as Ophélie in Thomas’ Hamlet at the Opéra Comique in Paris, followed by Strauss’ “Rosenkavalier” (Sophie) at Zurich Opera, Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos” (Zerbinetta) at La Scala in Milan, in Donizetti’s “La fille du régiment” (Marie) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and in Rameau’s “Les Indes galantes” at the Opéra National de Paris.
Despite Corona, the 2020-2021 season brought a recital tour with Alexandre Tharaud, where they presented their new lied album “Chanson d’Amour” in venues such as the Monnaie in Brussels, the Théâtre du Capitôle in Toulouse, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, the Philharmonie in Berlin, La Scala in Milan and the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid. Scenic productions include Mozart’s “Magic Flute” (Queen of the Night) at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, at the Paris Opera, as well as at the Vienna State Opera and Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” (Olympina) at the Vienna State Opera. Concert projects include Mozart arias at the Monnaie in Brussels with Raphaël Pichon, works by Ravel with Pablo Heras-Casado at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Poulenc’s Gloria with Lorenzo Viotti at the Philharmonie in Paris, Mozart’s C minor Mass with the Ensemble Pygmalion and Raphaël Pichon, and Mozart arias with Ivor Bolton at the Salzburg Festival.
Sabine Devieilhe makes her RSB debut with Britten’s “Les Illuminations” under the direction of Vladimir Jurowski in June 2021.
Sabine Devieilhe has been an exclusive Erato/Warner Classics artist since 2012. Her discography includes the Mozart album “The Weber Sisters” with Ensemble Pygmalion and Raphaël Pichon, the album “Mirages” with Les Siècles under François-Xavier Roth and her album “Chanson d’Amour” with songs by Fauré, Debussy, Ravel and Poulenc.