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FINAL OF THE OVERSEAS VOICES COMPETITION

The Final of the 6th edition of the Overseas Voices Competition was held on February 23, 2024, at the Opéra Bastille Amphitheater.

The Final of the 6th edition of the Overseas Voices Competition was held on February 23, 2024, at the Opéra Bastille Amphitheater.

The evening was placed under the high patronage of the President of the Republic. with the support of the Ministry responsible for Overseas Territories, the Ministry of Culture, the Île-de-France region, the Overseas division of France Télévision, the Orange Foundation and the airline Corsair.

Voices from Overseas Prize: Winona Berry, mezzo-soprano from Saint-Barthélemy.
Young Talent Prize went to Yvanna Burel, soprano from Mayotte. Richard Martet with us this evening, chaired the jury with Richard Martet (French music critic) and Judith Chaine (Producer).

This 6th edition was produced in partnership with the Paris National Opera and France Musique and in collaboration with Opera for Peace. Organized by the association “Les Contre Courants”, it aimed to give real visibility to overseas singing talents (self-taught, in training and professionals) on the national and international scene. Its objective was to open access to culture and artistic practice to as many people as possible through a cultural transition program for overseas territories.

Internationally renowned professionals provided high-quality teaching to develop artistic excellence. After this training where they were followed by artistic teams and Fabrice di Falco, the winners were able to access professional positions. Free masterclasses, talks and selections with Thomas Dutronc, Pene Pati, Edwin Crossley Mercier and Marie-Laure Garnier were also offered.

The candidates for the final of the 6th Voices of Overseas Competition:

Alice Ferrière (Reunion)
Yvanna Burel (Mayotte)
Laëtitia Solere (Meeting)
Julienne Mahailet (Martinique)
Keylian Jaar (Martinique)
Marguerite Berger (Guyana)
Angerick William (Guadeloupe)
Joshua de Lizaraga (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon)
Winona Berry (Saint-Barthélemy)
Keyvan Liufau-Bui Ngoc (New Caledonia)
Heiarii Boosie (French Polynesia)

The jury of the Voices of Overseas Competition – 6th edition (2024):

Richard Martet, Director of Opéra Magazine, president of the jury
Karine Deshayes, Mezzo-soprano, sponsor of the competition
Alain Lanceron, President of Warner Classics and Erato
Alexander Neef, Director of the Paris National Opera
Claudia Tagbo, Comedian and actress
Euzhan Palcy, Director
Frédérique Gerbelle, Director of Céleste Productions and Grandes Voix
Jérôme Gay, President of Génération Opéra
Julia Lagahuzere, President of Opera for Peace
Julien Leleu, President of the Les Contres Courants association
Kareen Guiock Thuram, Singer and presenter
Marc Voinchet, Director of France Musique
Marie-Chistine Ponamalé, President Overseas 360
Marie-José Alie, Singer
Pascale Lavenaire, Director Martinique La1ère
Sylviane Cédia, Singer

Final of the 6th Overseas Voices Competition at the Opéra Bastille

Part 1

The candidates were accompanied by pianist Kazuko Iwashima.
Georges Bizet – Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy / after Prosper Mérimée,

Carmen:
Children’s Choir “With the Rising Guard”

All Candidates

Georges Bizet – Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy / after Prosper Mérimée,

Carmen:
Habanera from Carmen “Love is a rebellious bird” (Act I Scene 4)

Alice Ferrière: Carmen, Mezzo-soprano, Public favorite
– Indian Ocean – Reunion

George Gershwin – Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward / after Dorothy and DuBose Heyward,

Porgy and Bess:

Clara “Summertime”

Yvanna Burel: Clara, Soprano, Young Talent Prize 2024
– Indian Ocean – Mayotte

Giacomo Puccini – Giovacchino Forzano / after Dante Alighieri,

Gianni Schicchi:
Lauretta “O mio babbino caro” (“O my dear little daddy”)

Laëtitia Solere: Lauretta, Soprano
– Indian Ocean – Reunion

Jules Massenet – Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann,

Herodias:
Salomé “He is gentle, he is good” (Act I)

Julienne Mahailet: Salomé, Soprano, Mention of encouragement 2024
– Atlantic Ocean – Martinique

Reynaldo Hahn – Théophile de Viau,

To Chloris

Keylian Jaar: Countertenor
– Atlantic Ocean – Martinique

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Lorenzo Da Ponte / after Beaumarchais,

The Nozze di Figaro, K 492:
The Countess “Dove sono i bei momenti” (“Where are these beautiful moments” – Act III)

Marguerite Berger: The Countess, Soprano
– Atlantic Ocean – Guyana

Georg Friedrich Handel – Silvio Stampiglia,

Serse, HWV 40:
Serse “Ombra mai fu” (“Never was nature’s shadow more loved” – Act I Scene 1)

Angerick William: Serse (Xerxes), Countertenor, Mention of encouragement 2024
– Atlantic Ocean – Guadeloupe

Jacques Ibert – Alexandre Arnoux,

Songs from Don Quixote:
Don’t cry Sancho

Joshua de Lizaraga: Don Quixote, Baritone
– Atlantic Ocean – Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Charles Gounod – Jules Barbier and Michel Carré / after William Shakespeare,

Romeo and Juliet :
Stephano “What are you doing, white dove? » (Act.III Scene 2)

Winona Berry: Stephano, Mezzo-soprano, Overseas Voice Prize 2024
– Atlantic Ocean – Saint-Barthélémy

Christoph Willibald von Gluck – Ranieri de’ Calzabigi / French version Pierre-Louis Moline,

Orpheus and Eurydice:
Orpheus “I have lost my Eurydice” (Act III)

Keyvan Liufau-Bui Ngoc: Orphée, Countertenor
– Pacific Ocean – New Caledonia

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Lorenzo Da Ponte,

Don Giovanni, K 527:
Serenade by Don Giovanni “Deh, vieni alla finestra” (“Ah! Come to the window” – Act II Scene 4)

Heiarii Boosie: Don Giovanni, Baritone
– Pacific Ocean – French Polynesia

Part 2

Interlude during the jury’s deliberation, with distinguished singers from the editions of Voix des Outre-mer, accompanied by pianist Yoann Piazza.

Georges Bizet – Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy / after Prosper Mérimée,

Carmen:

– Seguedilla by Carmen “Near the walls of Seville” (Act I)

Axelle Saint-Cirel: Carmen, Mezzo-soprano, Overseas Voice Prize 5th edition

– Moralès, Micaëla “In the square, everyone passes” (Act I)

Livia Louis-Joseph Dogué: Micaëla, Soprano, Young Talent Voice of Overseas Prize 1st edition
Auguste Truel: Moralès, Baritone, Young Talent Voice of Overseas Prize 3rd edition

– Micaëla “I say that nothing scares me” (Act III)

Livia Louis-Joseph Dogué: Soprano

– Verse by Escamillo (The Toreador) “Your toast… I can give it back to you” (Act II)

Aslam Safla: Escamillo, Baritone, Overseas Voices Prize 2nd edition

Jacques Offenbach – Jules Barbier / after Barbier and Michel Carré / inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann,

Hoffmann’s Tales:
Giulietta’s song “Love calls her beautiful”

Fanny Valentin: Giulietta, Soprano, Friend of Voices from Overseas Prize – Christiane Eda-Pierre 6th edition

Coco Hotahota,

Tahiti ti’a mai

Manon Solanet: Polynesian dancer
Maimiti Dinthongxay Ladoire: Soprano, candidate in French Polynesia
Laetitia Jullian: Soprano, Voix des Outremers finalist 4th edition, French Polynesia
Guillaume Matarere: Tenor, candidate in French Polynesia
Lemuel Maruhi: Baritone, Voix des Outremers finalist 5th edition, French Polynesia

Léona Gabrielle,

A la Léona

Océane Delbois: Soprano, C’est pas lyrique Martinique Prize 2022
Guynel: Tenor, C’est pas Île-de-France Prize 2023 (from Martinique)

Traditional / William Walker – John Newton,

Amazing Grace

The interlude artists accompanied by pianist Yoann Piazza:

Océane Delbois, Maimiti Dinthongxay Ladoire, Laetitia Jullian, Livia Louis-Joseph Dogué, Orleonne Prince, Fanny Valentin: Sopranos
Marie Canehmez, Enora Chaigne, Neyla Haran: Mezzo-sopranos
Alix Desse, Guillaume Matarere: Tenors
Curtis Charles, Nelson Charles, Lemuel Maruhi, Aslam Safla, Auguste Truel: Baritones
Final.

Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie

We are the world

All Candidates accompanied by pianist Kazuko Iwashima:

Marguerite Berger, Yvanna Burel, Julienne Mahailet, Laëtitia Solere: Sopranos
Winona Berry, Alice Ferrière: Mezzo-sopranos
Keylian Jaar, Keyvan Liufau-Bui Ngoc, Angerick William: Countertenors
Heiarii Boosie, Joshua de Lizaraga: Baritones

The partners

Public Partners

Ministry responsible for Overseas Territories – Ministry of Culture – Ile-de-France Region – French Overseas Interministerial Delegation – Martinique Tourism Committee – Departmental Cultural Office of Mayotte – Department of Mayotte – Territorial Collectivity of Martinique – Guadeloupe region – Territorial Collectivity of Guyana – MAC of French Polynesia – DAC Guyana – DAC Réunion – DAC Guadeloupe – DAC Martinique – MAC Saint-Pierre and Miquelon – DAC Mayotte – Prefect of Wallis and Futuna – MAC of New Caledonia.

Private Partners

Orange Foundation

Travel Partners

Corsair gives wings to the Voix des Outremer, AirCalin, Air Tahiti Nui competition.

Broadcasters

France Télévisions and the 1ères network participate in the outreach and promotion of Voix des Outre-mer as partners and broadcasters of Voix des Outre-mer / France Musique, broadcaster of the national final.

Supports

Overseas Pole of France Télévisions – France Musique – Paris National Opera – City of Saint-Pierre – Regional Conservatory of Reunion – Reunion Region – Artistic Conservatory of French Polynesia Te Fare Upa Rau – Conservatory of music and Dance of New Caledonia – Maison de la culture Polynésie – EPCC Les Trois Fleuves – Conservatoire de Guyana – Ax Sud – Crescendo Films – La Mairie de Paris – Outremers360 – Opéra Magazine – Génération Opéra – Opéra for peace – France Antilles – Classique c cool – Music and Opera – Music in Polynesia.

Second part

Interlude during the jury’s deliberation, with distinguished singers from the editions of Voix des Outre-mer, accompanied by pianist Yoann Piazza.

Georges Bizet – Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy / after Prosper Mérimée,

Carmen:

– Seguedilla by Carmen “Near the walls of Seville” (Act I)

Axelle Saint-Cirel: Carmen, Mezzo-soprano, Overseas Voice Prize 5th edition

– Moralès, Micaëla “In the square, everyone passes” (Act I)

Livia Louis-Joseph Dogué: Micaëla, Soprano, Young Talent Voice of Overseas Prize 1st edition
Auguste Truel: Moralès, Baritone, Young Talent Voice of Overseas Prize 3rd edition

– Micaëla “I say that nothing scares me” (Act III)

Livia Louis-Joseph Dogué: Soprano

– Verse by Escamillo (The Toreador) “Your toast… I can give it back to you” (Act II)

Aslam Safla: Escamillo, Baritone, Overseas Voices Prize 2nd edition

Jacques Offenbach – Jules Barbier / after Barbier and Michel Carré / inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann,

Hoffmann’s Tales:
Giulietta’s song “Love calls her beautiful”

Fanny Valentin: Giulietta, Soprano, Friend of Voices from Overseas Prize – Christiane Eda-Pierre 6th edition

Coco Hotahota,

Tahiti ti’a mai

Manon Solanet: Polynesian dancer
Maimiti Dinthongxay Ladoire: Soprano, candidate in French Polynesia
Laetitia Jullian: Soprano, Voix des Outremers finalist 4th edition, French Polynesia
Guillaume Matarere: Tenor, candidate in French Polynesia
Lemuel Maruhi: Baritone, Voix des Outremers finalist 5th edition, French Polynesia

Léona Gabrielle,

A la Léona

Océane Delbois: Soprano, C’est pas lyrique Martinique Prize 2022
Guynel: Tenor, C’est pas Île-de-France Prize 2023 (from Martinique)

Traditional / William Walker – John Newton,

Amazing Grace

The interlude artists accompanied by pianist Yoann Piazza:

Océane Delbois, Maimiti Dinthongxay Ladoire, Laetitia Jullian, Livia Louis-Joseph Dogué, Orleonne Prince, Fanny Valentin: Sopranos
Marie Canehmez, Enora Chaigne, Neyla Haran: Mezzo-sopranos
Alix Desse, Guillaume Matarere: Tenors
Curtis Charles, Nelson Charles, Lemuel Maruhi, Aslam Safla, Auguste Truel: Baritones
Final.

Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie,

We are the world

All Candidates accompanied by pianist Kazuko Iwashima:

Marguerite Berger, Yvanna Burel, Julienne Mahailet, Laëtitia Solere: Sopranos
Winona Berry, Alice Ferrière: Mezzo-sopranos
Keylian Jaar, Keyvan Liufau-Bui Ngoc, Angerick William: Countertenors
Heiarii Boosie, Joshua de Lizaraga: Baritones
After-concert with Richard Martet.

Arranged by Robert Charlery and Eugène Delouche,

Ti roro, Biguine

Typical Martinican Charlery-Delouche orchestra:
Eugène Delouche: Clarinet
Robert Charlery: Banjo
Finotte Attuly: Piano
Maurice Banguio: Drums
Unknown: Chacha
Frémeaux and Associates FA 027

Maurice Ravel – Henri de Régnier,

The Great Winds from overseas

José Van Dam: Baritone
Dalton Baldwin: Piano
Erato 0825646190492/8

Giuseppe Verdi – Giuseppe Verdi – Joseph Méry and Camille Du Locle after Friedrich von Schiller,

Don Carlos:
Rodrigue and Don Carlos – Scene and duet (Act II) “There he is! It’s the infant! – O my Rodrigue!… God, you sow in our souls”

Benjamin Bernheim: Don Carlos, Infante of Spain, Tenor
Florian Sempey: Rodrigue, Marquis de Posa, Baritone
Choir and Orchestra of the Municipal Theater of Bologna
Frédéric Chaslin: Musical direction
Deutsche Grammophon 486 1964

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Constantin Shilovsky and Tchaikovsky / after Alexander Pushkin,

Eugene Onegin:
Lenski “Kudà, kudà, kudà vi udalilis” (“Where did you escape to during the beautiful years of my youth?”)

Benjamin Bernheim: Lenski, Tenor
PKF – Prague Philharmonia
Emmanuel Villaume: Musical direction
Deutsche Grammophon 483 6078

Félicien David – Joseph Méry and Térence Hadot,

Herculaneum, Opera in four acts:
Large extract from Act I

Véronique People: Lilia, Soprano
Karine Deshayes: Olympia, Mezzo-soprano
Edgaras Montvidas: Helios, Tenor
Nicolas Courjal: Nicanor / Satan, Bass
Flemish Radio Choir
Brussels Philharmonic
Hervé Niquet: Musical direction
Palazzetto Bru Zane – Ediciones Singulares ES 1020

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