Lionel Lhote, since his international breakthrough, has appeared in many of the leading theatres and opera houses in Europe, including Opéra National de Paris, Liceu de Barcelona, La Monnaie de Bruxelles, Oper Frankfurt, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Chorégies d’Orange, Opéra Royal de Wallonie Liège, Opéra Grand Avignon, Opéra de Nice, Opéra de Marseille, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Glyndebourne Festival.
He began his vocal education with his father at Académie de Musique de La Bouverie-Frameries. After studying at Conservatoire Royal in Mons with Marcel Vanaud and Jacques Legrand, he graduated at Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles, where he won the First Prize of concert singing and gained the Superior Diploma of Lyric Art. In 2004, he was a finalist and became laureate in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Singing Competition of Belgium. He was also awarded the Audience Prize.
Lionel Lhote has sung under the baton of such conductors as Philippe Auguin, Adam Fischer, Patrick Fournillier, Alain Guingal, Emmanuel Joel-Hornak, René Jacobs, Emmanuel Krivine, Marc Minkowksi, Kazushi Ono, and he worked with such directors as Achim Freyer, Karl-Ernst & Ursel Herrmann, Guy Joosten, Dieter Kaegi, David McVicar, Jonathan Miller, Laurent Pelly, Mariusz Trelinski, Keith Warner. Recent highlights include the title roles in Saint-Saens’ Henry VIII at La Monnaie in Brussels and in Thomas’ Hamlet at Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Lakmè at Opéra de Monte-Carlo, La péricole at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Massenet’s Cendrillon at Opéra National de Paris.