"Brings real passion and emotional power to her singing."
@ South Miami Classical Review
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Belgian Mezzo-soprano Linsey Coppens is a member of the Operastudio at Staatsoper Stuttgart in season 2020/2021 and 2021/2022. This season she will perform the role of Zweite Dame/ 2. Knabe in „Die Zauberflöte“ by W.A. Mozart and Die Katze, Das Eichhörnchen and Ein Schäfer in a German translation of „L'Enfant et les Sortilèges“ by Maurice Ravel.
Ms. Coppens won prizes at renowned competitions such as 1st prize at the „Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions Florida District“, Honorable mention at the „St-Petersburg Opera Guild Competition“ and 3rd prize at the „Concours des nouveaux talents de l'art lyrique“. In spring 2021 she will participate in the final rounds of the „International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition“.
Her recently performed roles include Jo in „Little Women“, Enrichetta in „I Puritani“, Bianca in „Giove in Argo“ and The Grand Dutchess of Monteblanco in the opera „A Dinner Engagement“. On the concertstage Ms. Coppens performed Bach's „Johannespassion“, „Magnificat“ and „Weinachtsoratorium“, Duruflé's „Requiem“, Mahler’s „Um Mitternacht“, „Gloria“ by Vivaldi, Beethoven's „Chorfantasie“, Charpentier's „Te Deum“ and „Magnificat“ by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
In masterclasses and summer courses she worked with Patricia McCaffrey, John Norris, Rachelle Jonck, Helen Donath, Abbie Furmanski, Roberta Alexander, Rosemary Joshua and Kevin Short.
Ms. Coppens received her Bachelor degree in 2016 at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and in 2018 her Master’s degree at the Frost school of music (University of Miami). In 2020 she graduated from the Dutch National Opera Academy in Amsterdam. She finished her last month of studies parallel with being an Associate Artist at the Dutch National Operastudio.