Lionel Lhote started his vocal education at l’Académie de Musique de La Bouverie-Frameries with his father. Subsequently he studied at Conservatoire Royal in Mons with Marcel Vanaud and Jacques Legrand and eventually graduated at Brussels’ Conservatoire Royal de Musique with a First Prize for Concert singing and the Superior Diploma of Lyric Art with “greatest distinction”.
His 2017/2018 season’s engagements took Lionel Lhote to Toulon to sing Sharpless (“Madama Butterfly”), the Royal Opera House of Liège to interpret Escamillo in “Carmen” and again to Montecarlo, this time as Valentin and eventually as Directeur de la Troupe (role debut) in “Pinocchio”, the latest opera by the Belgian composer Philippe Boesmans, that was revived at the Opera House of Bordeaux.
Noteworthy are his debut as Don Carlo in Verdi’s “Ernani” and his appearances in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (title-role) both at Royal Opera House Liège, his absolute incomparable Dandini in “La Cenerentola” at the Opera House of Stuttgart and his debut at the Paris Opera House in “Werther” as Johann. Eventually he distinguished himself in the role of Somarone in two different productions of Berlioz’s “Béatrice et Bénédict”; one at La Monnaie, the other at the Glyndebourne Festival. Other opera engagements included Lescaut in “Manon” in Montecarlo, Valentin in “Faust” in Avignon and Zurga in “Les Pêcheurs de perles” at the fairy tale opera house of Muscat/Oman.
As of July 2019