- Dec 11, 2021
A musical New Year´s Eve
Many Christmas concerts were cancelled again this year. However, there are still some beautiful musical encounters, which I am very much...
The Belgian soprano Irene Carpentier's repertoire focuses mainly on the performance of concert and oratorio. She has already worked with well-known conductors and musicians, such as Peter Eötvös, Nicolas Fink, Thomas Hengelbrock, Graham Johnson, Dimitri Liss, Filip Rathé, Frank Agsteribbe, Nicolas Achten, Pietro Rizzo, Jos Van Veldhoven & Jan Vuye. She appeared in churches, concert halls and theatres all over Europe, e.g. at Tramway Glasgow, South Bank Center London, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Cologne Cathedral, Thomaskirche Leipzig, KVS Brussels, Sint-Salvatorcathedral Bruges, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Opéra de Marseille, Teatro Alhambra Granada, Teatro Central Sevilla, Ridehuset Aarhus & Oslo Concert Hall.
In addition to her great passion for the sacred repertoire, Irene Carpentier can also inspire the audience with her moving interpretations of the song and opera repertoire. She regularly gives recitals and has worked in productions for Muziektheater Transparant, the Flemish Opera, Les Ballets C de la B and Ensemble Leporello. As part of her own production house, she worked on Zout and, in collaboration with the Flemish opera, Gretel the Witch, an opera for children aged 8 and above. She sang the role of Gretel.
I will happily help you to improve the technical processes of your singing or speaking, so you would feel freer and enjoy expressing yourself. I offer private coaching in English, German and Dutch; since 2020 also online.
Regularly, I offer workshops as well. Please check the calendar for more information. To register, feel free to contact me. Would you like to be personally notified of new courses? Please subscribe.
Currently, there are no courses planned in English. However, I gladly answer your request.
My work as a singing teacher and voice coach started in 2007, guiding singers in their search for their voice, helping amateur as well as professional singers. Many of my students have become professional singers themselves. As a vocal coach, I support the Bach Choir in Siegen since 2021.
Professional speakers (e.g. teachers, lecturers, etc.) are also among my students and can benefit greatly from the exercises for the speaking voice...
Mal virtuos, dann besinnlich - Irene Carpentier & Ignace Michiels
(Original in German) Gießener Allgemeine - 05.08.2021
[...] The "Laudamus te" from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Mass in C minor gave Carpentier the opportunity to demonstrate all her skills with elegantly soaring coloraturas and concentrated dialogues with the organ - the flawless interpretation was completely inspiring. [...] Carpentier enchanted with her flexible, in expression as clear as pure singing style and had in Michiels a congenial accompanist. [...] Visibly impressed by the excellent duo, the audience gave long applause and was rewarded with an encore.