Nowadays Reinoud Van Mechelen belongs on international stage to the leading French tenors who are focusing on the repertory of an „haute-contre-tenor” which means, of course, to regularly rise to the challenge of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s masterpieces. He performed recently as Dardanus in Bordeaux and as Zoroastre in Aix-en-Provence, Montpellier and Beaune, both productions conducted by Raphaël Pichon. The CD-recording of Rameau’s Naïs under György Vashegyi’s baton which has been released by Glossa Music lately received unanimous enthusiasm.
Reinoud Van Mechelen is now in Dijon, Jean-Philippe Rameau’s native town, rehearsing the title role in a new production of Pygmalion with Emmanuelle Haïm conducting. Performances on Mai 23, 25 and 27, 2018.
One of the highlights of Reinoud’s upcoming season - apart from his debut at the Théâtre royal de la Monnaie as Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) - will be Hippolyte within a new production of Hippolyte et Aricie at the Berlin State Opera under Sir Simon Rattle’s baton.