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LES VOICE MESSENGERS / Big Band Vocal "Comme le temps passe" Directed by Jean-Michel Fournereau. With the presence of Natalie Dessay, patron of the evening. 

Thursday, June 24, 8:30 pm / Abbaye de La Sauve Majeure.  30€ / reduced rate : 15€*

The Voice Messengers are six high-level singers, accompanied by a rhythm section of piano, double bass and drums. Treated as instruments, the voices take on the role of brass and saxophones, and recall the energy, color and spirit of the great jazz orchestras. The ensemble imposes itself by its musicality, its swing and its vocal brio.

The Voice Messengers' repertoire is composed in part of pieces written by actual jazz musicians, in part of "standards" revisited by Rodgers and Hart, Oliver Nelson, Horace Silver, Duke Ellington or Charlie Parker.  It also includes poems taken from the great French classics (Apollinaire, Baudelaire, Marguerite Yourcenar...), set to music by Thierry Lalo, the late leader of the Voice Messengers. 


The Voice Messengers have received numerous awards: Prix Nouveau Talent Musique from the SACD, Prix du Jazz Vocal from the Académie du Jazz, Prix Maurice Yvain 2011 from the SACD. Their latest album Comme le temps passe was released in January 2021.


Direction : Sylvain Bellegarde

Voices : Victoria Rummler (soprano), Neima Naouri (soprano 2) , Vanina de Franco (alto)

           Emmanuel Lanièce (tenor), Augustin Ledieu (baritone), Sylvain Bellegarde (bass)

Musicians : Stéphane Cochet (piano), Frédéric Delestre (drums), Gilles Naturel (double bass)


An evening organized by the Vino Voce festival in partnership with the Abbey of La Sauve Majeure, the Syndicat des vins de l'Entre-Deux-Mers, the city of La Sauve and the city of Créon

Their clip "Luck be a lady

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©Solène Renault 

François Morel et Valentin Morel

©Arnaud Journois 

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©Cyril Cosson

Philippe Cuper clarinettiste

TRAVIATA ET NOUS / A film by Philippe BEZIAT

Tuesday, August 31, 8:00 pm / Cinéma UTOPIA Bordeaux  


With Natalie Dessay. Directed by Jean François Sivadier.  Musical direction Louis Langrée, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir


In spring 2011, Jean François Sivadier directs La Traviata, in Aix en Provence, under the direction of Louis Langrée. Natalie Dessay is Violetta. For two months, from the rehearsal rooms to the backstage of the Théâtre de l'Archevêché, a film crew follows their work closely. How does one become La Traviata, one of the mythical and most moving characters in the history of opera?  How is emotion born under the baton of the conductor, between the ranks of the orchestra and the chorus? How is the magic of opera reproduced and renewed? 


A fascinating and moving dive into the birth of an opera and into the work of the artists, and in particular the masterly performance of Natalie Dessay, singer but also actress.   


Philippe Béziat has directed numerous documentary films on music such as Passions d'opéra - 60 ans d'art lyrique à Aix-en-Provence (2008), De mémoire d'orchestre with the Orchestre National de France (2004) and Mozart, Ligeti et Le Banquet (2001).

His work has led him to work, among others, with Marc Minkowski, with whom he has directed several documentaries for France 2, Mezzo or Arte as well as the documentary-opera Pelléas et Mélisande, Le chant des aveugles, directed by Olivier Py, released in March 2009. In 2020, he will direct Les Indes galantes, based on the staging of Clément Cogitore. 


teaser of the film.

André MANOUKIAN  / Conférence psycho-érotique pianotée 

"Le chant du périnée"  Enzo Productions

Friday september 10  / 8.30pm  / salle des Dominicains  30€ / reduce rate : 20€*

"Did you know that the first recording was invented in 3000 BC in an Egyptian pyramid? That singers with a high voice scare the girls?
That the expression "dumb as a tenor" is justified by the laws of acoustics?  That the execution of Robespierre gave birth to Jazz? That the notes of the scale have an influence on our moods?
Sitting at the piano, André Manoukian takes us on an erudite and crazy journey through the history of music. He explains why some notes bring tears to our eyes, while others make us anxious or stupid with love.  He shares with us the magic of musical creation.
If the little Wolfgang, at 3 years old, was looking for "the notes that love each other" on his harpsichord, giving in passing the most beautiful definition of music, the supreme inspiration, it is... when one is dumped. A good heartbreak, nothing better to compose...
Trying to pierce the mystery of the voice, he takes us from the Egyptians of Antiquity to the divas of jazz through the castrati of the Renaissance.
From his vocal detoxification to his redemption thanks to Pythagoras and Claude François, André Manoukian gives us a history of music as you have never heard it before

Born in 1957 in Lyon to Armenian parents, André Manoukian developed a passion for the piano at the age of 6. Initially a medical student, he went on to study music at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. Jazz pianist, composer, he wrote for Liane Foly and collaborated with Charles Aznavour, Gilbert Bécaud, Diane Dufresne, Janet Jackson, Malia... 

His album "So in Love", ranked in the top five best-selling jazz albums in 2010. He explores the great standards of Cole Porter, Burt Bacharach and George Gershwin sung by the new scene: Emily Loizeau, Helena Noguerra, Benjamin Siksou or China Moses.


Open to all influences, he has explored in recent years the Armenian musical soil of his family origins. 
André Manoukian is also known to the general public for his participation as a jury member of the Nouvelle Star (M6) and for his musical column on France Inter. 

Teaser of the show

François MOREL et Valentin MOREL /  Rencontre - lecture  

Saturday september 11, 11 AM / Salle des Cordeliers . Entrée libre  

Theater and film actor, singer, radio commentator, dubbing actor, François Morel is a voice virtuoso.

From the zany improvisations of Mr. Morel in the television series Les Deschiens by Jérôme Deschamps, which marked the beginning of his fame, to the chiseled texts of his column on France Inter, from his on-stage tribute to Raymond Devos, that other athlete of the voice and poet, to the one he will soon pay to Georges Brassens, François Morel has the art of playing the most diverse registers.


In his company, we will evoke the work of the voice, from the Norman accent of Mr. Morel, to the song that he has been practicing for 15 years. The meeting is illustrated with video excerpts of some of his shows and chronicles.


François Morel is also a writer. In October 2020, he published with his son Valentin Morel the Dictionnaire amoureux de l'inutile (Plon). A "review of everything that seems to serve no purpose and yet seems essential": making ricochets over the river, paper cocottes, the expression "combing the giraffe", remembering the little electric trains ...  Is man more useful than the lobster? Is the potato more indispensable than the bindweed? Is the village idiot less necessary than the member of the Institute? It would be a book that would linger, praising the merits of sleeping in and the counterpoints in the ministers' speeches...


François and Valentin Morel will take great pleasure in reading the definitions that a benevolent audience will draw.

The meeting will be followed by a moment of autographs. 

Jean ABITBOL / La Belle histoire de la voix  

Saturday september 11 / 3.PM  / Cloître des Cordeliers  Entrée libre

Jean Abitbol is one of the world's leading specialists in vocal cords.

In his latest book "La Belle histoire de la voix", he tells the story of the voice, between science, art and emotion. He makes us discover the history of the voice, from the first men to the voices of robots, from the castrato Farinelli to the athletes of the song such as Johnny and Louis Armstrong, while passing by the speakers of exception like Martin Luther King and the General de Gaulle. In this beautifully illustrated book, Jean Abitbol invites you on a fabulous journey into the world of the voice.


The meeting is illustrated with audio and video materials.

ENT, phoniatrician and cervico-facial surgeon, former chief of clinic at the Paris Faculty of Medicine and member of the American Voice Foundation, he is the pioneer in Europe of laser voice microsurgery. He is also the otolaryngologist who made it possible to watch the human voice by tele-video-endoscopy in the early 1980s. Internationally known and recognized, he takes care of the voice of many celebrities, singers, actors, lawyers, teachers and voice professionals.


He has co-produced many films including "The Vocal Imprint", "The Female Voice", "The Voice of Ventriloquists"...He has published several books: L'Odyssée de la voix, 2005 (Robert Laffont), Le pouvoir de la voix, 2016 (Allary Éditions) and Voix de femme, 2019 (Odile Jacob)

OPERA & MUSICAL. Marie-Andrée BOUCHARD-LESIEUR (mezzo soprano). Irène KUDELA (piano), Philippe CUPER (Clarinette) 

Oeuvres de Mozart, Offenbach, Massenet, Gershwin ...
Saturday september 11/ 5.30pm / salle des Dominicains  20€ / Reduced rate : 15€*

Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur was a student of the soprano Maryse Castets at the Bordeaux-Aquitaine Conservatory. In 2017, she sings the solo alto in Handel's Messiah at the auditorium of the Opéra National de Bordeaux under the direction of Marc Minkowski. In 2019, she sings the role of Grimgerde, in R.Wagner's Valkyrie at the Opéra National de Bordeaux under the direction of Paul Daniel and participates in the Young Singer Project of the Salzburg Festival with the Wiener Philharmoniker, under the direction of Thomas Hengelbrock. She also performs in recital with the Mozarteum Orchestra. In September 2019, she joins the Académie de l'Opéra de Paris.  Among her projects, Dido in Dido and Aeneas at the Festival La Grange au lac in Evian, Lucretia in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia at Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris.

Irène Kudela studied music in Prague and then entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where she obtained first prizes in accompaniment and chamber music.  As an assistant to great conductors, she worked with Pierre Boulez, Mstislav Rostropovitch and Simon Rattle, among others. As a pianist, she accompanies singers such as Barbara Hendricks, Camille Maurane, Galina Vichnevskaïa, Florian Sempey and recorded in 2000 a disc of melodies by Darius Milhaud with the baritone Jean-François Gardeil . She performed in spring 2019 at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. 

Philippe Cuper First solo clarinetist (Super soloist) of the orchestra of I'Opéra National de Paris,  is the guest of international orchestras: Berlin Philharmonic, Milan Scala, Bavarian Radio, Czech Philharmonic, Moscow Symphony, Sinfonia Varsovia, Orchestre de Paris, National de France, Ensembles Contemporains in Paris... under the direction of masters Sawallisch, Ozawa, Abbado, Maazel, Mehta, Boulez, Prêtre, Dohnanyi, Barenboim, Gergiev, Salonen, Conlon, Chung, Jordan... With more than forty CDs to his credit, he plays with many quartets: Talich, Enesco, Parisi, Benaim Trio Wanderer, the pianists : P. Badura-Skoda, P.L. Aimard, M.W. Chung, the violinists : R. Ricci, A. Brussilovsky... and the Paris Wind Octet which he created in 1986.


A drink is offered at the end of the concert  

This concert can be combined with the evening concert "Looking for Beethoven" by Pascal Amoyel. Saturday pass

Pascal AMOYEL / Looking for Beethoven / Ecrit par Pascal AMOYEL, piano et récitant. Mise en scène Christian Fromont. Lumières Philippe Séon

Saturday september 11 / 8.30 PM / Salle des Dominicains  30€ / Reduce rate 20€*

Pascal Amoyel leads a thrilling investigation and decodes the absolute masterpiece of the piano, the 32 Sonatas, a true diary of a life. Performed by an internationally renowned pianist, awarded a Victoire de la Musique, this show reveals the secret face of the man. Or how, when life refused him joy, Beethoven created it himself in his music to give it to humanity...
Will you hear Beethoven in the same way? Great music for all ! 

Programme musical :

BACH Aria des Variations Goldberg, BWV988

MOZART Fantaisie en ré mineur (extrait)

SCHUBERT Impromptu n°3, op. 90

Sonates (extraits), dont « Clair de lune », « La Tempête », «Appassionata », « Les Adieux », « Hammerklavier »

Pascal Amoyel won the Victoire de la Musique in 2005 in the category "Instrumental Soloist of the Year". In 2010, he was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque in Warsaw by the prestigious Chopin Society for his complete performance of Chopin's Nocturnes with Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire. His interpretation of Liszt's Funérailles has also been hailed as one of the historical references, and his Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses by Liszt was voted one of the 5 best recordings of the year 2007 by the Arte channel.


His international career has led him to perform on the greatest stages: Berlin Philharmonic, Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Cité de la Musique and Salle Pleyel in Paris, United States, Canada, Russia, China, Korea...

His recordings, alone or with the cellist Emmanuelle Bertrand, have received the highest awards: Gramophone, Cannes Classical Awards, ffff de Télérama, Diapason d'Or de l'année, "Choc" du monde de la Musique, 10 de Classica, Grand Prix annuel de la critique allemande...

Teaser of the show 

This concert can be combined with the afternoon concert "Opera & Musical". Saturday pass

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Elisabeth PETILLOT / Mythes et légendes de la voix chantée 

Sunday September 12, 11.00 AM / Salle Gothique. Saint-Emilion.  Entrée libre

Does a singer have to be strong to sing better? How do the vocal cords work? Why can't I sing in tune? Am I a tenor or a baritone? What is the difference between the two? If you admire the voice and/or sing yourself, you have probably asked yourself these questions about this mysterious art! In the form of an interactive game, we will explore together the great questions of the art of singing.


American mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Pétillot pursues an engaging career as a soloist, chorister, teacher and choral conductor. Her repertoire includes the roles of Carmen and Mamma Lucia (Cavalleria Rusticana), and solos in symphonic works such as Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Mahler's Second Symphony, and Brahms' Rhapsody for Viola. Elizabeth is also dedicated to new music and has collaborated with many renowned composers such as Libby Larsen and Michael Colgrass.

Among her most recent recordings: an album of contemporary American chamber music entitled New People (Chiaroscuro Trio, Albany Records), an album of contemporary Russian choral music - Grammy Award in 2015 for Best Choral Album (The Sacred Spirit of Russia, Conspirare, Harmonia Mundi).


Elizabeth Petillot is currently a tenured voice teacher at the municipal school of Lormont. She sings regularly as an extra chorister with the choir of the Capitole de Toulouse under the direction of Alfonso Caiani and with the Opéra National de Bordeaux under the direction of Salvatore Caputo. As a choral conductor Elizabeth currently directs three adult choirs with a wide range of repertoire, from major works for choir and orchestra to a capella music for chamber choir.


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Masterclass d'Irène Kudela

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 Irène KUDELA / Piano Stéphane TRÉBUCHET /Masterclass de chant lyrique

Sunday september 12 / 2.30 PM/  Château Soutard  10€ TR 5€ 

The conductor Irene Kudela takes us behind the scenes of the vocal work of opera singers. It is a fascinating work that is rare to be able to witness. How does one accompany an artist to help him or her reach the height of their art? This work requires a skilled ear because the singer often needs an external ear and eye to learn his role and to advance in his repertoire. The conductor watches over the accuracy, the pronunciation but also the spirit in which the score was written. Irène Kudela is renowned for her talent as a teacher and is much appreciated for her great benevolence towards the singers.   

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

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

Stéphane Trébuchet is a Gold Medalist of the Bordeaux Conservatory and 1st prize for accompaniment of the city of Paris. Pianist of the international lyric competitions, Robert Massard and Bordeaux-Médoc, he shares his passion for recital with many artists.

Look at the Masterclass

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KALLIROI et le FADO REBETIKO PROJECT / Le Blues de la méditerranée.

Kalliroi, Piano and song. Nicolas Koedinger, double bass, Jérémie Schacre, guitar. Jean-Marc Gibert, bouzouki.

Sunday september 12 / 5.30 PM / Château Larmande   20€ / Reduced rate  : 15€*

The FADO REBETIKO project was born in 2012 from the meeting between the bouzouk player and guitarist inspired by gypsy music and blues, Jean-Marc Gibert, and the Greek singer and pianist Kalliroi Raouzeou. The project consists in marrying two popular musics with emotions perfumed with nostalgia, alcohol and harbor sprays: Portuguese Fado and Greek Rebetiko.


From 2013, the group performs as a quartet, with Jérémie Schacre, a virtuoso gypsy guitarist steeped in Balkan music, and Nicolas Koedinger, a jazz double bass player and composer.
This program has been presented at the Festival "De Vives voix" at the Mucem, at the Opera of Lille and at the Cité de la Musique of Marseille.  

Kalliroi Raouzeou was born in Athens in 1982. She studied harmony and classical piano at the National Conservatory of Athens, musicology and jazz singing at the Ionian University, as well as theater at the Theodosiadis Dramatic School in Athens. She has been performing since 2000 in Greece, Spain and France. 

Jean-Marc Gibert, guitarist and bouzoukist, played in various pop/jazz bands before turning to traditional music by participating in the Haydé band from 2003 to 2009, whose repertoire ranged from the Balkans to the Mediterranean (Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Greece,...). In 2009, he created his own band Gadjérom, focusing on gypsy music.

Jérémie Schacre, gold medalist in classical guitar and chamber music at the Conservatoire d'Aix-en-Provence, Jérémie Schacre has always been fascinated by the music of Django Reinhardt. At the same time he also studied flamenco with the master Juan Carmona. He has performed with many artists such as Didier Lockwood, Roberto de Brasov, the gypsy singer Negrita, Chico & the Gypsies or Guy Marchand)
Nicolas Koedinger, as a double bass player, performs with renowned jazzmen such as the American saxophonist-flute player Abdu Salim, the trombonist Philippe Renaud, the saxophonist Raphaël Imbert or the Franco-American singer Cecile Mc Lorin. In 2012, he created the Nicolas Koedinger 5tet which won the same year the jazz springboard in Porquerolles (jury prize and audience prize). The group then played as an opening act for Archie Shepp and then for Michel Portal and Vincent Peirani.


A the end of the concert, a drink is offered on the terrace of the castle


Le festival a lieu dans le strict respect des conditions sanitaires en vigueur.

En cas d'annulation, les billets seront remboursés   

Package for all shows and meetings : 85€/ 60€ Reduced rate *. 

Package for Saturday : 2 concerts : 45€ / R 30€

Reduced rate: under 26 years old, job seekers, social minima. Free for children under 12 years old. Except for the André Manoukian  show whose price depends on the category of seats  

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