Born and raised between Paris and Munich in a family of musicians and singers, Belinda Kunz was first trained by her parents alongside her studies in Literature, Languages and Philosophy at the renowned École Normale Supérieure de Lyon and at the Sorbonne. She took part in master classes with Evelyn Brunner, Ludovic Tézier and is now working under baritone Ivan Geissler and Jean-Dominique Burroni, coach at the Opéra National de Paris. Now living in Strasbourg, she worked with harpsichordist and conductor Martin Gester, violist and film director Denis Dercourt, and conductor Theodor Guschlbauer, with whom she lately sang in concert. In 2013/14, to enrich her theatre training, she took evening courses at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq.
Belinda has been a member of the opera company Opéra Autrement (France) since 2008, singing Orphée, Cherubino, 2. Dame, Dorabella, Mercedes, Isabella, Rosina, Prinz Orlovsky, Périchole. She also appeared as Endymion in Keiser’s Diana oder der sich rächende Cupido, staged by Benjamin Prins, while participating in the 2018 Génération Baroque project under the baton of Martin Gester (Le Parlement de Musique), and sang her first Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein in March 2019 under the baton of young conductor Etienne Ferrer.
Her concert repertoire reaches from the baroque era to contemporary music, as she regularly performs as a member of the vocal sextet Voix de Stras / dir. Catherine Bolzinger, dedicated to contemporary music. Concert appearances also include a master class concert with Ludovic Tézier at the Opéra National de Lorraine (Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy / dir. Michael Balke), oratorio (Le Parlement de Musique / dir. Martin Gester, Ensemble William Byrd/ dir. Graham O’Reilly, Théâtre La Piscine-Châtenay-Malabry / dir. Richard Fournier), and recitals in France and Germany (Royale Factory / Versailles, Théâtre de l’Entrepôt / Avignon, Internat d’Excellence de Sourdun, Bosco-Gauting), exploring the French, English, Spanish, Russian and, last but not least, the German song repertoire, that she particularily cherishes. In September 2019, she will take part, with pianist Vaentin Mansard, to the Wigmore Hall/Independant Opera International Song Competition.
Belinda Kunz also initiated several personal projects, such as a duo with poetess Irina Breitenstein ("Voix en miroir", 2013), a duo with guitarist Olivier Mesnier ("Un Mundo Raro", since 2018), and, together with several collegues of Génération Baroque, a baroque and contemporary cabaret ("La Barca d'Amora").