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    Océane Deweirder is a French high mezzo soprano, both active as interpreter of the lyric repertoire and multidisciplinary creativity around the opera voice.

 

   Coming from a singing, drama & dance european background, Océane graduated with distinction from a Master in Vocal at Royal Academy of Music in 2020; she then entered Stéphane Fuget's baroque opera course (Paris Regional Conservatoire), in order to further her skills in this particular repertoire.

    Deciding to start a travel after her A-levels in cinema, she became, year by year, the student of Jean-Laurent Cochet in his professional drama course; of prima ballerina Marga Nativo and choreographer Keith Ferrone as a Bachelor in Dance alumni of the Florence Dance Center (It); and has been the pupil of writter and musicologist Rodolfo Tommasi in Philosophy of Arts and Languages at the Accademia Europea di Firenze (Florence, It).

  Active in the baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary areas, Océane has performed operas or sacred music in London (Susie Sainsbury Theatre), Florence (Palazzo Pitti), Berlin (Berlin Opera Festival), France (Opéra royale de Versailles, Chapelle royale...). More recently, she has been working with Ensemble Matheus - Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Les Epopées - Stéphane Fuget.

 

  She works along international composers (Benjamin Scheuer, James Batty, Electra Perivolaris…), from whom she is particularly appreciated for her versatility. She has been creating pieces at Sound & Vision London Festival, Aix-en-Provence June Festival and Helsinki's SibaFest.

  Mostly eager to explore new paths, she creates pluridisciplinary projects biding movement and opera singing (Aria, Blind spots...) and collaborates with artists of different fields in this direction. In 2020, she started the Opera as Encounter project, creative research around the relationship of movement and voice.

    Océane recently finished touring as the 3ème femme Maure in the historically informed version of Le Malade imaginaire (Molière & Charpentier) with Théâtre Molière Sorbonne; was Scorbio & Coviello in Cesti's Le Nozze in Sogno at the Epopées Festival with conductor Stéphane Fuget and premiered at the Embaroquement immédiat Festival with her first recital : Rhétorique du sauvage.

   2023 projects : Schubert recital with pianofortist Gabrielle Resche ; creation with composer Patrick Défossez ; Rhétorique du Sauvage concerts in exciting music festivals. Keep in touch !