"In the Golden Age of Broadway they called singing, dancing and acting a triple threat; but it goes much further with Demoiselle Mayne who seems to know no limits. I have been honored to work with her quick intuition, aesthetic perfectionism and "show business" attitude. Aline has sung for several New York opera companies, and did a series of solo shows covering Bel Canto and Bizet to Bernstein with great elan - her "Glitter and be Gay" rivals Kristin Chenoweth, with the satiric tragicomedy underpinned by the pathos of Voltaire's humanism. This is the essence of artistry - clever and empathic narratives that break through the gridlocks of words, sophistry and emotional baggage to bring people together." - Lawrence de Martin, Chief Science Officier, Spectrum NYC.

Bio:

Aline studied drama at the Royal Athenée of Rixensart, Belgium, where she performed in plays such as “Spring Awakening” by Frank Wedekind,  “The Marriage of Figaro” by Beaumarchais and “Wound to the face” by Howard Barker. 

 

Aline Mayne also studied classical music, first in various music academies in Belgium, where she took classes of piano, classical guitar, church organ, cello, composition, music theory, harmony, sight-reading and ear training. She was then admitted at the Royal Conservatory of Mons in the music composition major, in the class of Claude Ledoux. There she also studied orchestration, music analysis, 16th century counterpoint, music history, electroacoustic music and improvisation. She also played piano in the Conservatory’s orchestra, and sang in their choir, which led her to study classical singing with Belgian soprano Laure Delcampe.

After moving to New York, Aline studied with Bulgarian bass Valentin Peytchinov and started singing with New York opera companies. She sang the roles of The Queen of the Night in Mozart’s "The Magic Flute", Olympia in Offenbach's "The Tales of Hoffmann", the Dew Fairy and Sandman in "Hansel und Gretel", and others. She also sang the title role in the world premiere of the crossover musical “Grindr, the opera”. She performed at various venues, including Carnegie Hall, Symphonic Space and Opera America in New York City, and La Monnaie in Brussels.