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 Deborah Cachet, hailed by Gramophone as “an immensely pleasing and confident soprano – a voice to listen out for”, is a Belgian soprano in high demand with prominent period ensembles such as Les Talens Lyriques, Les Arts Florissants, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Le Poème Harmonique and Collegium 1704. She regularly performs at concert halls such as Theater an der Wien, Musikverein, Bozar, Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie de Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Château de Versailles and festivals such as French May (Hong-Kong), Festival de Saintes, Festival van Vlaanderen, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Rheingau Festial, Innsbrucker Festwochen für Alte Musik, among others.


In the 2023/24 season, she will make her debut at Drottningholm Palace Theatre in Sweden in Lully’s opera Armide led by Francesco Corti. On tour with Collegium 1704 and Václav Luks, she will revive one of her signature roles, Alphise in Rameau’s Les Boréades at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid. With Les Ambassadeurs-La Grande Écurie led by Alexis Kossenko, she makes her role debut as Sangaride in Lully’s Atys at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. Besides French baroque, she is increasingly in demand for the repertoire of J.S. Bach and Händel: she sings the role of Iphis in Händel’s Jephtha with Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset in Oslo, Halle and Namur, and the soprano solo part in Händel’s Messiah with Collegium 1704 in Prague, Dresden and Seville. With Gli Angeli Genève and Stephan MacLeod, she will sing J.S. Bach Hohe Messe at the Victoria Hall in Genève. She also performs Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beate Vergine with Cappella Mediterranea and Leonardo García Alarcón in Metz, Versailles, Madrid and Lisbon. 


Recent highlights include the role of Procris in Jacquet de la Guerre’s opera Céphale and Procris, with ensemble A nocte temporis and Reinoud van Mechelen in Brussels, Versailles and Namur. With Les Talens Lyriques, she performed La Statue in Rameau’s Pygmalion, Lully’s Thésée (role: Églée) and Auglaure and Nymphes in Lully’s Psyché in Vienna and Versailles. With ensemble Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen, she sang Händel’s Chandos Anthems at Wigmore Hall. She performed Händel’s Dixit Domunus with Il Gardellino and the Flemish Radio Choir. She also presented a programme of solo cantatas by Bach and Händel at Vantaa Baroque Festival, Zentrum für Alte Musik and in Brussels, and an intimate solo programme of French airs de cour with Sophie Vanden Eynde on theorbo. 


Her performed opera roles include Théone in Lully’s opera Phaéton at the Ópera de Nice, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Opera de Tours, the roles of Procri, Musa and Ninfa in Gli amori d'Apollo e di Dafne at the Innsbrucker Festwochen für Alte Musik as well as Cherubino with René Jacobs at the Abbaye de Royaumont, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Didon in Desmarest's Didon et Énee with Paul Agnew and the Festival d'Ambronay, and Arminda in La finta Giardiniera with Les Arts Florissants. Other highlights included performances as La Statue in Rameau's Pygmalion with Paul Agnew and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Leçons de ténèbres by Charpentier with Les Arts Florissants, Les Talens Lyriques as well as with Le Poème Harmonique and with Les Ombres Baroque, and Bach cantatas with Raphaël Pichon at the Abbaye de Royaumont.

Her discography includes her solo album La chambre bleue with Sofie Vanden Eynde on theorbo, released in 2023 by Passacaille records. Furthermore, she appears on Les Boréades with Collegium 1704, Ballet royal de la Naissance de Vénus (2021) and Acis et Galatée (2022), Thésée (2023) all by Lully, with Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset, Nisi Dominus with Le Poème Harmonique, Stravaganza d'Amore with Pygmalion and Raphaël Pichon, La Maddalena (A. Bertali), Petits Motets II (H. Fiocco), Dialoghi Amorosi (G.F. Sances) and O Penosa Lontananza (A. Scarlatti) all with the ensemble Scherzi Musicali and Nicolas Achten, Anamorfosi with Le Poème Harmonique and Vincent Dumèstre, Orphée aux enfers (Charpentier) with A Nocte Temporis and Vox Luminis and Brabant 1653 with Holland Baroque.

Deborah studied in Leuven at Luca School of Arts with Gerda Lombaerts and Dina Grossberger and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Sasja Hunnego, after which she continued to perfect her vocal technique with Rosemary Joshua. She won first prizes at the Concours International de Chant Baroque de Froville (2015), the New Tenuto competition (2013) and was a finalist of the 8th Antonio Cesti Competition. She was proclaimed as the Young Promise of the year 2020 by Klara Radio. She is a laureate of Le Jardin des Voix 2019, the young artists programme of Les Arts Florissants.

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