Els Mondelaers

Els Mondelaers

The Belgian mezzo Els Mondelaers received a Master's degree in Classical Singing with great distinction at the Ghent Conservatory, where she has specialized as a soloist in Contemporary Music as well. In this vocal journey she was guided by Mireille Capelle. Preliminary she obtained her Master’s in Music Theory and Music Pedagogy at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven.

Gradually, she expanded her career as a specialist interpreter of classical contemporary music to that of an all-round performer. New challenges such as music and/or physical improvisation, music creation, acting and moving presented themselves. The world of music theatre, contemporary dance and performance in addition to the contemporary concert venues became her second habitat. She is appreciated for her personal involvement in projects and her enthusiasm to be challenged in an artistic way.

She has performed as a soloist with various music theatre and/or dance companies, vocal and instrumental ensembles and orchestras including Folkoperan Stockholm (SE), Muziektheater Transparant (BE), Silbersee (NL), LOD (BE), Muziektheater Hollands Diep (NL), Dyane Donck Company (NL), Strijbos & Van Rijswijk (NL), Theaterproductiehuis Zeelandia (NL), Kunst/Werk (BE), Panama Pictures (NL), Jelena Kostić (NL), GRIP (BE), Little WOTAN (NL), Post uit Hessdalen (BE), Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (BE), HYOID Contemporary Voices (BE), Spectra ensemble (BE), ChampdAction (BE), HERMESensemble (BE), ICTUS (BE), Contempoartensemble (IT), Nadar Ensemble (BE), I solisti del Vento (BE), Vlaams Symfonisch Orkest (BE),  DoelenEnsemble (NL), Asko | Schönberg ensemble (NL), Slagwerk Den Haag (NL), Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orkest (NL), Ensemble Klang (NL), Atlas Ensemble (NL), Nieuw Ensemble (NL). In September 2009 she was invited by the Lucerne Festival Academy (CH) to perform Berio’s Sinfonia conducted by Pierre Boulez.

With sound artist Dyane Donck she forms NYX. They combine their various skills in a performance concept in which modern classical composition meets art-pop and electronic music. With their production MYRIAM, they toured in Vienna (AU), Londen (ENG), Halland (SE), Rotterdam (NL), Groningen (NL), Antwerp (BE), Leeuwarden (NL), Den Bosch (NL), etc. 

As a guest professor/coach, she is connected to the Royal Conservatorium of Antwerp (BE), KASK Contemporary Music Gent (BE) and she was invited by The Academy of Music and Performing Arts Fontys Tilburg (NL).




Productions with Els Mondelaers

Production Function
Notwehr - (Current season)Vocals
The mass man - (Current season)Vocals | Voice
Madrigals - (Current season)Performer
Holle Haven - (Season 2021-2022)Cast, co-creation
Madrigals - (Season 2021-2022)Performer
The mass man - (Season 2020-2021)Voice
Holle Haven - (Season 2020-2021)Cast, co-creation
Myriam - (Season 2019-2020)Vocals | Electronics | Loopstation | Flügelhorn
Myriam - (Season 2018-2019)Vocals | Electronics | Loopstation | Flügelhorn
My Body Is Yours - (Season 2017-2018)Mezzo soprano
Orfeo Viajero - (TRANSLAB - 2017-2018)Vocal coach
The Queen without a country - (Season 2014-2015)Mezzo soprano
An Index of Memories - (Season 2009-2010)Mezzo soprano