September 09, 2014

Sabine Devieilhe wins ECHO Klassik's Newcomer Award

Critics and Baroque fans duly fell in love with the French soprano's debut, Le Grand Théâtre de l'Amour.

The prestigious German classical music awards held by ECHO Klassik has named young French lyric-coloratura soprano Sabine Devieilhe 2014 Newcomer of the Year for her album of Rameau arias, Le Grand Théâtre de l'Amour.

The announcement comes just days before the 250th anniversary of Rameau's death. Critics at BBC Music Magzine, too, praised the soprano's contribution to the Rameau Year celebrations: “Devieilhe has a clear, flexible voice with easy high notes. She's an agile, expressive and stylish singer... Delightful from start to finish, this is a stunning debut disc."

Devieilhe has had a busy 2013-14 season, starring in Delibes’ Lakmé at the Opéra Comique and making her Paris Opera debut as the dazzling Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte. One to watch.

Sabine Devieilhe's Le Grand Théâtre de l'Amour is available here. See more 2014 ECHO Klassik Award winners here.