Belgian soprano Lilith Verhelst relocated in 2015 with her family to Singapore, where she is currently Adjunct Voice Teacher at The School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA). She is a pioneering member of Lied duo Khoo-Verhelst and Red Dot Baroque, and was also featured in Sonic Blossom by artist Lee Mingwei at the National Art Gallery Singapore during the Night to Light festival and with chamber opera company L'Arietta during the Voices festival 2018 at Esplanade.
Her ability to bring contemporary music to life has seen her in soloist roles in modern opera, musical theatre and chamber music. She has collaborated with composer Georges Aperghis to perform his work La Nuit en tête (2013) and also performed VOI(rex) by Philippe Leroux with Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin during her residency with the OPUS XXI Academy 2013 (Avignon). In April 2015, she sang the role of Green Romy in the opera ROMY – Elle est moi und töte mich by Belgian composer Joris Blanckaert, in collaboration with SPECTRA Ensemble.
Other notable projects have included singing within different editions of the Gaudeamus Festival Amsterdam, working with the Ereprijs Ensemble to premiere numerous works by young composers. She performed the chamber opera Drawers in the presence of the composer Tom Johnson, sang in the vocal quartet in the opera Neige of Catherine Konz (2013), participated in Columba by the Belgian musical theatre group Luna Baal, singing music by Nicholas Lens and toured The Netherlands with the opera Alzheimer (2006) by Chiel Meijering.
As a solo and ensemble singer, Lilith was a member of The Flemish Radio Choir (BE), CantoLX (LU), Cappella Amsterdam (NL) and Baroque Ensemble Collegium AD MOSAM (NL). She has also performed diverse programs such as the Frescobaldi/Cage programme put on by CantoLX and reviving music of 17th century Turnhout composers in collaboration with the baroque orchestra B’Rock. In addition to her work in contemporary music and choral collaborations, she was part of the baroque duo The Green Lady Ensemble with harpist Sarah Louise Ridy — a duo focusing on the performance of Italian and English repertoire from 17th century.
Lilith obtained her degree in classical singing at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp before continuing her vocal studies at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague where she specialized in early music performance practice. Equally at home with singing baroque and contemporary repertoire, Lilith loves the purity of baroque music and the fact that it is so natural for the voice. Whilst most would find the challenge of singing contemporary music daunting. Lilith thrives on the freedom it gives her as a performer.