As part of the Musique en Périgord festival,
Sunday 29 October at 5pm at the Espace André Malraux in Cendrieux,

Once upon a time at the Opera
with Margaux Poguet, Marion Vergez-Pascal and Ayano Kamei.




An opera concert conceived as a medley in two acts, to tell a love story that spans several centuries, several languages, and many histories, in a seamless work between the greatest composers. First, Fernando Obradors, Federico Mompou, Georges Bizet... for whom Iberian passion gave rise to fiery operas: if Carmen is the fantasy, Spanish song is the source! In the second half, French opera, whether serious or bouffe, with two Italian exceptions, is true to its legendary fever. Massenet, Ravel, Debussy, Offenbach, punctuated by Puccini and Verdi, complete an ardent and amorous picture.

The young soprano Margaux Poguet began her stage and musical training with the bassoon and theatre at the Bourges Conservatoire. Her love of literature led her to enrich her artistic career with a hypokhâgne/khâgne and to pursue a master's degree in philosophy. She trained at the DSJC - Département supérieur pour jeunes chanteurs / Jeune ch?ur de Paris before entering the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris, where she began her final year of a Master's degree with Yves Sotin. The richness of these different backgrounds has enabled her to cultivate a wide artistic diversity. Her favourite fields include Mozart operas and German operetta, as well as Russian opera, contemporary creation and baroque music. She has recently appeared as Vitellia ("L?affaire Clemenza" after Mozart?s Clemenza di Titus) at La Seine Musicale, as well as Fiordiligi ("E Cosi!" after Cosi Fan Tutte) and Tatiana (Eugene Onegin) with StudiOpéra. In March 2022, she will also premiere "Trois grains de sable" for soprano and ensemble by the young composer Shih Ya Peng. Passionate about melody and Lieder, she works as a singer-piano duet in the classes of Anne Le Bozec and Jeff Cohen. Very interested in creation and exploring contemporary techniques, she also studied ondes Martenot with Nathalie Forget at the CNSMDP. In 2017, Margaux was awarded the Jeune Talent prize and the special prize of the Centre Français de Promotion Lyrique at the Raymond Duffaut competition at the Avignon Opera. In 2021, she was awarded the Fondation Royaumont prize and won second prize in the Gaston Litaize 2022 competition in a duo with organist Adam Bernadac. During her studies, she was fortunate enough to receive support from the Lions Club de France Foundation and the Meyer Foundation. She is the winner of the Prix de la ville de Ciboure of the Académie Ravel 2022.

Madeleine Douçot

Born in Japan, Ayano Kamei began playing the piano at the age of 4. She completed The Music High School attached to The Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts in 2014 and moved to France. In 2017, she won the interpretation prize at the Grand Prix Claude Kahn. In 2018, she graduated from the CRR de Paris and joined the CNSM de Paris in the piano accompaniment class. She won 2nd prize and the prize for the best interpretation of an American work at the France Amérique international piano competition, the accompaniment prize at the Sorbonne young soloists competition, and the Prix d?Honneur (1st prize) in the four-hand category at the Léopold Bellan international music and drama competition. She is currently studying in Marie-Josèphe Jude?s piano class and Erika Guiomar?s vocal conducting class at the CNSM in Paris.


Marion Vergez-PascalAfter graduating from the Conservatoire de Pau with a degree in mezzo-soprano, she went on to sing in the children?s choir under the direction of Pascale Verdier. At the age of 14 she joined the Maîtrise de Radio-France and sang for 3 years in various Radio-France productions. After studying classics, she joined the Département Supérieur pour Jeunes Chanteurs in 2014, where she worked with Florence Guignolet. In 2018, she entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et de Danse de Paris in
Frédéric Gindraux?s class, and she benefits from the advice of Anne Le Bozec and Jeff Cohen. She has appeared as Annio in L?Affaire Clemenza (loosely based on Mozart?s La Clémence de Titus) at La Seine Musicale in June 2022. Marion works regularly with the Palais Royal ensemble (conducted by J.P Sarcos), with whom she is producing a series of lyric videos at the Petit Palais (in February 2021), and with whom she is singing a French programme alongside Kévin Amiel and Adrien Fournaison in July 2021. During the musical season of the Théâtre des Sablons in Neuilly with Simon Adda-Reyss, she sang a programme based on Victor Hugo in November 2021. In March 2022, Marion was Sterling in Maurice Yvain?s operetta Là-Haut at the Théâtre de l?Athénée with Les Frivolités Parisiennes. In June 2022, Marion sang the solo viola part in Mozart?s Missa Solemnis K.139 with the Orchestre de Paris choir and the Kinshasa orchestra at the Philharmonie de Paris. She is sponsored by the Meyer Foundation.

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