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Discorama, signé Glaser. Un film de Esther HOFFENBERG / Projection en pré-ouverture du festival  
Tuesday 3 september 8.30 PM / Cinéma Utopia de Bordeaux. En présence de Esther Hoffenberg réalisatrice et productrice du film, et de l'équipe du festival. . 

Throughout the 1960s, millions of French people watched Denise Glaser Discorama's show with their families just before the traditional Sunday meal. A "variety" show that holds a record for longevity, 15 years, two septennats! The sacred monsters of French song paraded through it: Piaf, Aznavour, Gréco, Brel, Brassens, Ferré... Young talents such as Georges Moustaki, Maxime Le Forestier, Françoise Hardy, Eddy Mitchell, Michel Polnareff, Barbara, Serge Gainsbourg, made their first appearance... 

The film brings this extraordinary magazine to life through a very large and moving archive. He also paints a portrait of Denise Glaser, whose Discorama was "a whole life". Relying only on her taste, Denise Glaser made it her duty to listen to everything she received. His conception of the public, his freedom of spirit, his freedom of taste and his fight to maintain his show despite all the obstacles, make him an embodiment of the spirit of public service under Malraux and De Gaulle, until the dismantling of the ORTF, which will put an end to Discorama and its producer's career.


The film has won numerous awards, including the FIPA award 

Vienne Paris Hollywood "Chansons d'amour en exil"/ ISABELLE GEORGES chant/ JEFF COHEN piano. Une production Encore Music    
Friday 6 september 8.30 PM / salle des Dominicains  25€ / tarif réduit : 15€*

 Isabelle GEORGES has often been compared to Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli or Barbra Streisand, by his irresistible voice and his theatrical way of interpreting the songs.


Accompanied on the piano by Jeff Cohen, she pays tribute in VIENNE PARIS HOLLYWOOD to the great Austrian Jewish composers who, forced into exile by the rise of Nazism, continued to create in Paris or Hollywood.   

The names of these composers, Norbert Glanzberg, Kurt Weill, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Friedrich Hollaender, are often unknown to the general public, but the tunes they wrote have left their mark on the history of song and musical theatre.

Glanzberg is the author of several Edith Piaf melodies such as Padam padam, Hollaender created the music for the famous film The Blue Angel, Kurt Weill, the musical One touch of Venus, Steiner directed the music for the mythical Casablanca... 

The recital takes us from classical music to cabaret and cinema in the inter-war years.


Isabelle Georges is a jazz, musical and French song singer, creator and performer, dancer and actress. "A gifted performer, Isabelle Georges modulates her voice as the most docile of instruments; she sings, dances and plays. It belongs to the too rare species of those who know how to do everything and that the Anglo-Saxons could legitimately give us to envy. " (Les Echos)


Jeff Cohen has recorded many records including a live recital at La Scala with Angela Gheorghiu; melodies by Duparc, Fauré, Gounod, songs by Kurt Weil and cabaret with Ute Lemper.  He conducted the orchestra of the Opéra de quat'sous directed by Giorgio Strehler at the Théâtre du Châtelet and assisted Myung-Whun Chung for Otello at the Opéra de la Bastille. He is also professor of lied and melody at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris.  

Isabelle Georges and Jeff Cohen

La voix dans la Plaidoirie / CHRISTIAN SAINT-PALAIS.
Président de l'Association des avocats pénalistes.     
Saturday 7 september 11. AM / salle Gothique  Entrée libre

Leading penalist lawyers are referred to as "tenors of the bar", a musical metaphor that reveals the immense importance of the voice in the practice of advocacy. 


The penalist lawyer Christian Saint-Palais gives us his thoughts on this oratory exercise. Does it take a great speaker to know how to plead criminal cases? Are there any techniques for acquiring these speaking skills? Did any of his predecessors or colleagues serve as a role model? Is there not a risk that oratorical talent will put form before substance? Isn't there a risk that the focus will be too much on emotion? 
Many of these issues have become crucial in an era of increasing media coverage of trials. 

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1992, partner of Jean-Yves Le Borgne, Christian Saint-Palais practises mainly in criminal law and business criminal law. 
President of the Association des Avocats Pénalistes (ADAP), he coordinates and leads the training of lawyers of the Paris Bar for the criminal defence offices. He is the author of online courses on advocacy techniques for young lawyers. 

Pif, Paf, Boum ! Les onomatopées musicales / FRANÇOIS-XAVIER SZYMCZAK

Saturday 7 september 3. PM  / salle des Cordeliers  5€ TR Entrée libre 
"Pif Paf Pouf,  Tarapapapoum, je suis le général Boum Boum"  sings the character of Offenbach's The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein; later Jacques Dutronc launches his "Crac Boom Boom Hue!"  From the imitation of animal cries in Rossini's cat duo to "Shebam"! Pow! Pow! Blop! Wizz" by Serge Gainsbourg's Comic Strip, from the imitation of comic strip sounds in Cathy Berberian's Stripsody to Ella Fitzerald's scat, François-Xavier Szymszak invites us to an unusual walk in the world of musical onomatopoeia from the Middle Ages to the present. The conference is accompanied by screenings of concert excerpts on the big screen.  

The voice, in fact, does not only convey words endowed with meaning but also all kinds of noises, often comic, always surprising. The history of music is full of these funny mouth noises. Welcome aboard this amazing trip, which is aimed at both adults and children! 

François-Xavier Szymczak is a producer at France Musique where he has been presenting the daily show Arabesques since 2016. His debut on this music channel goes back more than twenty years. Previously, he was producer of "Par les rues, par les chemins", a world tour of the great musical places and "Le Jardin des Dieux".
He presents many live concerts from major Parisian theatres or festivals such as La Roque d'Anthéron, Aix-en-Provence or Les Folles journées de Nantes. 

Cab Calloway. Zaz Zuh Zaz
Révolutions vocales. Fausse conférence humoristique 
Oeuvres de Berio, J.Cage, K.Stockhausen, P.Dusapin...
Saturday 7 september 5.PM / salle des Dominicains  15€ / tarif réduit : 7€*

You don't understand anything about contemporary music and think it's for insiders only? Do you think it is discordant and that your four-year-old could do as well? Are you, on the other hand, a skilled connoisseur? This show is for you !

In the form of a burlesque conference, Vocal Revolutions presents the multiplicity of compositions written for the voice since 1950. On stage, three singers who are also actors compete against each other: a journalist who is passionate about bel canto and discouraged by contemporary music, and two sopranos. They argue and while singing explain in a playful and joyful way this music of today. Their exchanges (sometimes intense!) reveal to us the composer's work, his writing processes, and the constraints related to interpretation. The conference ends with a work performed with the public. 


Irene Bourdat. Soprano.  Singer, pianist, actress, Irène Bourdat trained in contemporary music with Valérie Philippin, Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Georges Aperghis... She is an associate professor at the Sorbonne, where she is responsible for vocal expression.

Nathalie Duong. Mezzo-Soprano, actress. Nathalie Duong was a member of the Théâtre Baroque de France, directed by Philippe Beaussant. She has performed at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Le Chanteur de Mexico or Candide, directed by R. Carsen.

Jean-Michel Sereni. Baritone, actor. After a singing career centred on Mozart roles, baroque opera and operetta, Jean-Michel Sereni devoted himself to contemporary music. He participated in the creation of Vincent Bouchot's Ubu at the Opéra comique and Carlo Carcano's Cuore at the Opéra Bastille. 

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Récital / FLORIAN SEMPEY Baryton / IRENE KUDELA PIANO et la participation de MARYSE CASTETS

Au programme, R.Wagner, G.Rossini, G.Donizetti, J.Massenet, E. Chausson... 

Saturday 7 september 8.30PM / salle des Dominicains  25€ / tarif réduit : 15€*

After making his debut at the age of 21 on the stage of the Opéra national de Bordeaux as Papageno, Florian Sempey's impressive career has already led him to perform in the title role of the Barber of Seville rossinien at the Paris Opera, the Royal Opera House in London, the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, the Opera di Roma, Le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Marseille Opera, Les Choregies d'Orange...


He has been Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) at the Paris National Opera and the Royal Opera House in London, Enrico (Lucia di Lamermoor) at the Cologne Opera and the Opera de Bordeaux and Avignon, Valentin (Faust) at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, the Count (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Drottningholms Slottsteater (Sweden) and at the Opéra royal de Versailles, Malatesta (Don Pasquale) at the Opéra national de Paris, Alfonse XI (La Favorite) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Marcello (La Bohème) at the Royal Opera House in London, or Doctor Falke (Die Fledermaus) at the Opéra-Comique de Paris.


A former member of the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra National de Paris, winner of the Carpeaux de l'Opéra Garnier prize in 2012 and nominated in the "Révélation Artiste lyrique" category at the Victoires de la Musique classique 2013, Florian Sempey regularly performs in concert with the greatest French orchestras.

From September 26 to October 15, 2019, it will be performed in Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Indes galantes at the Opéra national de Paris. 

Irene Kudela studied music in Prague and then entered the Conservatoire national supérieur de Paris where she won first prizes in accompaniment and chamber music.  Assistant to great conductors, she has worked with Pierre Boulez, Mstislav Rostropovitch and Simon Rattle, among others. A pianist, she accompanies singers such as Barbara Hendricks, Camille Maurane, Galina Vichnevskaïa, and in 2000 recorded a disc of melodies by Darius Milhaud with baritone Jean-François Gardeil.

She performed in spring 2019 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.  

Florian Sempey. La Cenerentola. G.Rossini 


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La voix, cet obscur objet du désir / Rencontre avec MICHEL SCHNEIDER. Psychanalyste et écrivain. 
Dimanche 8 septembre 11h00 / Château Soutard.  Entrée libre


Why does the voice have so much power to enchant us, to seduce us? In what lies its power of emotion but also sometimes of evil fascination like that of the sirens of the Odyssey whose song attracted sailors to death? What does it tell us about desire? about the unconscious? What does the psychoanalyst hear from the voice of the one who speaks on the couch? And what about the voices of the divas whose singing crosses us and makes us vibrate in the depths of our being? The voice, says Michel Schneider, is "the object that we cannot capture but which captivates us".
As a psychoanalyst but also a passionate music lover, Michel Schneider has worked a lot on the voice. He is the author of two books that question the links between the Opera and the unconscious: Prima Donna, Opera et inconscient  and Voix du désir, Eros et Opera. He shares his thoughts on the voice and makes us hear some of the voices that captivate him.

Michel Schneider was Director of Music and Dance at the Ministry of Culture from 1988 to 1991. He is the author of many books, several of which are devoted to music (Glenn Gould, Schumann...). His book Morts imaginaires was awarded the Prix Médicis essai in 2003. One of his most famous books Marilyn, last sessions, received the Interallié prize in 2006   

To better enjoy your sunday at Château Soutard and Château Larmande, stay for lunch with us! Meal (tray) with the artists and the festival team.
Sunday 8 september / 1.PM / Château Soutard / 20€. Only on reservation before August 30th and payment via our ticket office

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Masterclass de chant lyrique / IRÈNE KUDELA / Piano STÉPHANE TRÉBUCHET
Dimanche 8 septembre 14h30 / Château Soutard  5€ TR Entrée libre 

Singing director Irene Kudela takes us behind the scenes of the opera singers' vocal work. A fascinating job that is rarely attended. How do you support an artist to bring him to the top of his art? This work requires a seasoned ear because the singer often needs an external ear and look to learn his role and advance in his repertoire. The singing master ensures the accuracy, pronunciation and spirit in which the score was written. Irene Kudela is known for her pedagogical talent and her great empathy for the singer's work.   

This Masterclass, centred on the magnificent Slavic lyrical repertoire, is unique in France.

A multilingual pianist - she speaks seven languages including Czech and Russian - Irene Kudela leads a career at the crossroads of music and linguistics. As a singing conductor, she is invited by the greatest opera houses and opera festivals. She trains young conductors and singers at the Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra de Paris, at the Hochschule Frankfurt, at the National Opera Studio in London.



Stéphane Trébuchet is a Gold Medalist at the Bordeaux Conservatory and 1st Accompaniment Prize of the City of Paris. Pianist of the international opera competitions Robert Massard and Bordeaux-Médoc, Stéphane Trébuchet shares his passion for recital with many artists.

Regarder la Masterclasse d'Irène Kudela 

La voix féminine au XXᵉ siècle. Scènes pour voix de femmes et ensemble instrumental /Eduardo LOPES Direction musicale / Valérie PHILIPPIN voix soliste / Ensemble vocal et instrumental Askesis.  
Dimanche 8 septembre 17h30 / Château Larmande   20€ / tarif réduit : 12€*

This concert, specially created for the Vino Voce festival, honours the female voice in the music of the XXᵉ century and its interpretation by Valérie Philippin, a great voice in the contemporary repertoire. 

The concert programme emphasizes works combining scholarly music and traditional repertoire. Benjamin Britten rewrites, in his Folksongs, melodies from British, Irish or French popular culture.  Luciano Berio's Folksongs travel between the United States, Armenia, Italy and France. Gustav.T. Holst, translated from Sanskrit, Rig Veda Choral Hymns which  sing Hindu deities and the harmony of nature. Eduardo Lopes gives us an unpublished version of a famous and very beautiful Sephardic song....   

Valérie Philippin is accompanied by female voices from the Askesis vocal ensemble 

The concert is punctuated by listening keys by Eduardo Lopes and Valérie Philippin. 


Valérie Philippin, Gold Medal winner of the Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt, specializes in the repertoire of the XXᵉ century and contemporary, combining interpretation, writing and improvisation. She has been a partner of major French and foreign ensembles, including IRCAM and the Ensemble Intercontemporain. She received the Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros for her CD-DVD "A portée de voix" and is the author of a remarkable book on "La voix soliste contemporaine".   


Eduardo Lopes is an instrumentalist, conductor and composer born in Rio de Janeiro. He leads his career between Europe, Africa and the Americas. As a regular or guest conductor, he has collaborated with a number of institutions and ensembles, including the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Cité de la Musique de Paris, the Fondation Royaumont, the Opéra national de Lyon, the PESMD instrumental ensemble of Bordeaux Aquitaine and the Janacek Philarmonica. He teaches management at the Rio de Janeiro and Bordeaux Conservatories and at the CESMD in Poitiers. 

A glass of wine is offered at the end of the concert 

For all shows and meetings: 70€/ 45€ reduced rate*. 

Reduced rate: under 26 years old, job seekers, social minima. Groups of 10 people, only for concerts.

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