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Belgian Mezzo-soprano Linsey Coppens is a member of the Operastudio at Staatsoper Stuttgart 2020/2023. In 2022/2023 she will debut the role of Cherubino „Le nozze di Figaro“ and Wellgunde in Wagner’s „Götterdämmerung“. She will also revisit Rosina in „Il Barbiere di Siviglia“ and Siegrune in „Die Walküre“.
In 2021/2022 she performed the roles of Rosina in „Il Barbiere di Siviglia“, Siegrune in „Die Walküre“, Zweite Dame in „Die Zauberflöte“, Linetta in Prokofjew’s „Die Liebe zu drei Orangen“ and Ozias in a staged version of „Juditha Triumphans“. Next to a full season at Staatsoper Stuttgart, Ms. Coppens made her debut at Nationaltheater Mannheim (Siegrune in „Die Walküre“) and the Ruhrtriennale festival (Violet/ Mary in Olga Neuwirth’s „Bählamms Fest“)
A selection of the works performed on the concertstage are Bach's „Magnificat“ and „Weinachtsoratorium“, Duruflé's „Requiem“, „Messiah“ by Händel, Rossini’s „Stabat Mater“ and “Petite Messe Solennelle“, „Credo, Gloria and Magnificat“ by Vivaldi and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy‘s „Lauda Sion and Magnificat“.
Ms. Coppens won numerous prizes at prestigious international singing competitions. These awards include, for example, the House of Music Hungary prize at the “5. Éva Marton International Singing Competition” and the Van Riemsdijk Prize for best performance of the compulsory piece at the 55th Opera | Oratorio edition of the "International Singing Competition" in 's-Hertogenbosch. She has been selected to take part in the 2023 "Queen Elizabeth Singing Competition" in Brussels and the semifinals of the "Voix Nouvelle" competition in Paris. She was also a semi finalist at the 2021 edition of „Operalia“ and the 11th International Stanislaw Moniuszko Vocal competition.
Ms. Coppens is a graduate of the Dutch National Opera Academy in Amsterdam. She received her Bachelor degree at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and her Master’s degree at the Frost school of music (University of Miami).