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ABOUT

Portrait by Cindy Garcia

      Océane Deweirder is a French high mezzo soprano, interpreter of the lyric repertoire and creator of transdisciplinary performances around the opera voice.

 

      Having the opera voice as a center and dance and drama as branches, Océane comes from a versatile and european background which she induces in her performing commitment.

   She graduated from a Masters in Singing at Royal Academy of Music in 2020 and then specialised for two years in the baroque repertoire along Stéphane Fuget in the Baroque opera course of the Paris Regional Conservatoire.

    Her previous training includes studying under Jean-Laurent Cochet in his professional drama course; under prima ballerina Marga Nativo and choreographer Keith Ferrone as a Bachelor in Dance alumni of the Florence Dance Center (It); and under 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 repertoires, Océane has performed as a soloist in operas or concerts in France (Opéra royal de Versailles, Chapelle royale, Festival Embaroquement immédiat...), in London (Susie Sainsbury Theatre), Florence (Palazzo Pitti), Berlin (Berlin Opera Festival) and Helsinki (Musiikitalo).

 

    More recently, she has been working with ensembles such as Ensemble Matheus - Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Les Epopées - Stéphane Fuget and Stylus Luxurians - Galel Sanchez & Maud Sinda.

 

    On the contemporary side, she works along composers (Benjamin Scheuer, James Batty, Electra Perivolaris…), from whom she is particularly appreciated for her versatile vocality and searcher spirit. She has created pieces for composers at important events such as Sound & Vision London Festival, Aix-en-Provence June Festival and Helsinki's SibaFest.

     While nurturing her activity as an opera singer, Océane is very active at creating pluridisciplinary projects biding movement, drama and opera singing (Aria, Blind spots...), collaborating with artists of different fields, in France and Europe. These performances allow her to fulfill her personal research as a transdisciplinary performer (singing, dance and drama). From 2023, she has also been asked to work as an opera stage director in this direction (La colombe de Bouddha, Reynaldo Hahn by la Cie Conteurs lyriques ; La magia delusa, Reynaldo Hahn by the Early Music Festival of la Roya).

    To come in 2023-2024 : pianoforte & voice concert around 'Notes sur la mélodie des choses' by Rilke, alongside pianofortist Gabrielle Resche at Bach Academy; creation of a dance singing performance alongside composer Patrick-Atsrid Défossez ; coming back to 2024 Early music festival of la Roya both as opera singer and stage director.

 

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