B i o g r a p h y
Belgian soprano Deborah Cachet won prizes in several vocal competitions: She won the first prize at the Concours International de Chant Baroque de Froville (2015) as well as the first prize and the audience award in the New Tenuto competition (2013). She was a finalist for the 8th International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti in Innsbruck (2017).
She is part of the Les Arts Florissants' young artist programme Le Jardin des Voix 2019. With William Christie and Paul Agnew, she interprets the role of Arminda in La finta Giardiniera by Mozart. This performance takes Deborah around the world with performances all over Europe, Russia, Hong-Kong and Australia.
Recent performances have included the role of Alphise in a concertperformance of Les Boréades (Rameau) with Vaclav Luks and his Collegium 1704, the role of La Statue in Rameau's Pygmalion with Paul Agnew and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the soprano solo in Leçons de ténèbres (Charpentier and Couperin) with Les Talens Lyriques (Christophe Rousset), Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (B. Britten) at the Opera de Tours under the batton of Benjamin Pionnier, the roles of Procri, Musa and Ninfa in Gli amore d'Apollo e di Dafne at the Innsbrucker Festwochen für Alte Musik as well as the roles of both Dido and Didon in Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Desmarest's Didon et Énee in a European tour, as part of the Festival d'Ambronay Baroque Academy directed by Paul Agnew and the roles of Déjanire and La Lune in Le Ballet Royal de la Nuit with Ensemble Correspondances directed by Sébastien Daucé.
Deborah has performed in major concert halls and festivals around the world such as Theater an der Wien (Vienna, Austria), Zaryadye Concert Hall (Moscou, Russia), Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing, China), Wigmore Hall (London, UK), Musikverein (Vienne, Austria), Philharmonie de Paris (Paris, France), Bozar (Brussels, Belgium), Château de Versailles (Versailles, France), Oude Muziek Utrecht (The Netherlands), French May (Hong-Kong), Festival de Saintes (Saintes, France), Festival van Vlaanderen, Innsbrucker Festwochen für Alte Musik and many more.
Deborah is also interested in cross over productions. In 2019 she sang for the dance/video performance Amor of danser Michèle Anne De Mey and director/cinematographer Jaco Van Dormael at the Opera van Gent for the Festival van Vlaanderen, which for her was a unique experience.
Deborah was invited at L'abbaye de Royaumont where she sang the role of Cherubino in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with René Jacobs and where she worked on Bach cantatas with Raphaël Pichon and Christian Immler.
Alongside her regular concert appearances, Deborah has also sung for several recordings including Ensemble Pygmalion's (Raphaël Pichon) Stravaganza d'Amore as well as the recordings of La Maddalena (A.Bertali), Petits Motets II (H.Fiocco), Dialoghi Amorosi (G.F. Sances) and O Penosa Lontananza (A.Scarlatti) of Scherzi Musicali (Nicolas Achten). She has also participated in the most recent recording of Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre) Anamorfosi and Orphée aux enfers (Charpentier) with A Nocte Temporis and Vox Luminis.
Several recordings with Collegium 1704, Ensemble Correspondances, Holland Baroque and Le Poème Harmonique are scheduled to be released in 2020-2021.
Future engagements include the roles of Amphitrite and Ariane in La Naissance de Vénus (Lully/Collasse) with Les Talens Lyriques (Christophe Rousset), the soprano solo in Telemanns' Brockes Passion with Collegium 1704 (Vaclav Luks) as well as a revival of Le Ballet Royal de la Nuit with Ensemble Correspondances (Sébastien Daucé) in a tour around France. Alongside these productions, Deborah will also appear in concerts with Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Le Poème Harmonique, Ensemble Correspondances and Holland Baroque.
Deborah studied in Leuven (Belgium) at Luca School of Arts with Gerda Lombaerts and Dina Grossberger and at Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Sasja Hunnego after which she worked on her vocal technique with Rosemary Joshua.