Lisa Willems is a young Belgian soprano. Lisa is a Lauréate of the Academy of La Monnaie De Munt in Brussels, where recently, she performed the role of Eine Modistin in Der Rosenkavalier and Klingsors Zaubermädchen in Wagners’s Parsifal. Other engagements at La Monnaie include: Una Novizia (Suor Angelica/Puccini), Clotilde cover (Norma, Bellini), Mutter/Die Künstgewerblerin cover (Lulu/Berg). Zemlinsky’s Maiblumen Blüthen überall, concertini, and one of the Edelknaben in Wagner’s Lohengrin.

Lisa in the costume store of La Monnaie photo ©Lia Navarrete

Lisa has appeared as Donna Anna/Zerlina in Don Juan by DESCHONECOMPANIE. Lisa performed the role of Leonore in Fidelio (Beethoven) by WALPURGIS.

Fidelio premiered as an animated video on Operavision and was selected for the 2021 theaterfestival.

Lisa is part of the trio in Ivo Van Hove’s Diary of one who disappeared (Janacek/Annelies van Parys), with muziektheater Transparant. She plays the Mother in (Victor) Frankenstein, a production by Les Karyatides. Other roles include Kalypso (Odysseus’ Women + Anaïs Nin/Louis Andriessen) directed by Jorinde Keesmaat, O festival Rotterdam/Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, and cover of Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni/Mozart) Dorset Opera Festival.

Tralier Odysseus’ Women + Anaïs Nin © Jorinde Keesmaat

Lisa has had the privilege to work with Anne-Sophie von Otter, Stéphane Degout, Malcolm Martineau, Simon Lepper, Sumi Jo, Barbara Hannigan, in Masterclasses and coachings. She is an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, supported by the Butterfly fund, where she is taught by Sophie Koch and José Van Dam.

photo by Lia Navarrete

Lisa Willems, soprano