The soprano Sabine Devieilhe comes from Normandy, and studied the cello and musicology before beginning her singing training at the Paris Conservatoire. She is in demand both in France and internationally, with a repertory that stretches from early music to contemporary compositions.
Shortly after graduating, she was invited to appear at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as Serpetta (La finta giardiniera) and in Lyon where she made her debut as the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte). Since then, she has sung at numerous leading opera houses, among them the Paris Opéra, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Opéra Comique, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Zurich Opera House, the Vienna State Opera, La Scala, Milan, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the Bavarian State Opera, and at the Glyndebourne and Salzburg Festivals.
She is equally at home on the concert platform, and has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Bavarian State Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, Les Siècles and Ensemble Pygmalion, under renowned conductors such as Bertrand de Billy, Maxim Emelyanychev, Pablo Heras-Casado, Vladimir Jurowski, Klaus Mäkelä, Raphaël Pichon, François-Xavier Roth and Lorenzo Viotti.
In the 2023/24 season she will appear in the title role of Delibes’ Lakmé in Strasbourg, as Soeur Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites) at the Vienna State Opera and as Mélisande in a new production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande at the Bavarian State Opera. In addition, she will appear in concert performances as Alphise in Rameau’s Les Boréades with the Orfeo Orchestra under György Vashegyi, Ilia (Idomeneo) under Simon Rattle and Micaëla (Carmen) under René Jacobs. As a song recitalist she appears regularly in leading European concert halls such as the Paris, Essen and Berlin Philharmonies, in Lyon, Bordeaux, Dijon and Strasbourg, at the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Zurich Opera House, London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and at the Heidelberger Frühling. She made her debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2018 in a Mozart matinee under Raphaël Pichon.
Since 2012 Sabine Devieilhe has been an exclusive artist with Erato / Warner Classics. Her discography includes the album Mozart & The Weber Sisters with Ensemble Pygmalion under Raphaël Pichon, Mirages with Les Siècles under François-Xavier Roth, Chanson d’amour, featuring songs by Fauré, Debussy, Ravel and Poulenc, and an album of arias by Handel and Bach.